Graduate students who are considering transitioning from academia to a nonacademic career go through a trying process. But, they aren’t the only ones. Faculty advisors who once were able to weigh in on your career decisions may find themselves without the answers to help you move forward on your new career path.

That’s why I wrote “Help! My Graduate Student Wants to Pursue a Nonacademic Career,” which was published in Vitae on September 11, 2014.

Here’s a snippet of the article.

Faculty advisers pour their expertise about academia and the tenure-track job market into their graduate students. But when a student chooses to follow a different career path, advisers can be left unsure how to help.

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Comment below to let us know how you plan to use this article to spark dialogue in your department or campus about graduate student careers and professional training for expanded career options.

Dr. Fatimah

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