How Do I Transition to a NonAcademic Career

2014-01-09T17:40:27+00:00January 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , | Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Beyond the Tenure Track, speaks to students at CUNY Graduate Center. We discussed strategies students can take to prepare themselves for the possibility of careers outside the academy throughout their graduate career. Students remarked that a number of the strategies presented would also help them be more highly sought after scholars and job candidates for academic positions. And you probably notice from the opening, that I like to have fun with my presentations and workshops. :-) For more info, contact (Videography and editing by Nancy Musinguzi,

FAQ: How do I get a job doing what I love?

2018-10-02T02:29:29+00:00January 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've been compiling a list of FAQs that I receive from graduate students and PhDs so that I can share insights with you. I'll occasionally post these FAQs and my responses in an effort to show that you're not the only one asking real, practical questions about nonacademic careers and to help you think through your career journey. This FAQ is from a client consultation I did via email with a prospective graduate student in filmmaking, who has a background in Anthropology and Digital Media.  CLIENT FAQ: "I'm mostly looking for mentorship and guidance with some issues I'm struggling with in terms of my future professional pursuits. I know that I am not satisfied with the reality of pursuing filmmaking in isolation of my passion for community outreach and organizing, academia, writing and minority advocacy. However, I am stuck in discovering a way to integrate [...]

Quick Tips for The Entrepreneurial Academic

2013-08-29T12:17:41+00:00August 29th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here are a couple references for those interested in making extra money with your side gig or pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors as an alternative to or alongside a career in academia. Some of you have told me about your hobbies or side gigs which include photography, building websites, editing, a business idea with a social mission, and more. These resources will help familiarize you with cutting edge approaches in taking your idea and turning it into a reality even if you have little resources. You'll notice that new technologies are at the core of how these people work in their entrepreneurial projects. Check them out and let me know what you think! Young Entrepreneurs Council The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only membership organization comprised of hundreds of the world’s most elite and successful young entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs [...]

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