Beyond the Tenure Track
Explore and Expand Your Options
We create pathways to opportunity beyond the professoriate for graduate students and PhDs. We accomplish this through leadership skills training, professional identity building, and mentorship connections.
What Our Clients are Saying
“Helped me streamline my process for applying to nonacademic positions”
Options for Success is a wonderful program which helped me streamline my process for applying to particular positions that fit my interests. I was able to secure a teaching position at an independent school by expanding my network and receiving encouragement from other participants.
“I netted a $3k salary gain on top of an already comfy offer.”
I came to Fatimah disillusioned with academia after five years in a Ph.D. program, with no idea how to start looking for other career paths. I wondered what my value might be, and was stuck not knowing how to approach an industry job search. My first visit we covered networking – from there we worked on everything from identifying my values and strengths to how to approach an interview and how to negotiate a job offer. Fatimah’s negotiation advice netted me a $3k salary gain on top of an already comfy offer.
“Dr. Williams-Castro’s insights, experience, and generosity made an enormously positive impact on our graduate-student career workshop.”
She was as inspiring and effective in addressing a group of 200 as she was in her individual interactions with students; we only wish we could have cloned her for all the panels that day.