VersatilePhD Update: New Vanderbilt log-in and Careers in Data Science panel

Kate Stuart
June 6, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Concerned about the academic job market? Thinking about non-academic careers? We subscribe to a resource that demystifies non-academic careers and reveals many professions that can utilize the skills you are developing in graduate school: Versatile PhD.

Navigate to our VPhD portal - - and authenticate yourself as directed. Once you reach the Versatile PhD login page, create a VPhD member account if it's your first time. If you already have an account, sign in as usual. You'll have full access for twelve months, even if you're graduating soon. In that time, just come right to Versatile PhD.

Once you reach Versatile PhD, you'll find:

- HIRED: Real resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that describes how they made the non-academic pivot and shows the application and hiring process step by step

- BIO: Inspiring first‐person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs describing how their careers evolved over several years after moving out of the academy, including promotions, advancement, and signature accomplishments

- PANEL: Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD‐friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with their answers to grad student questions

All of this and more is waiting for you in VPhD's "PHD Career Finder." Then explore the Versatile PhD discussion forums, learn more about local meetup groups, and search job listings - all from the main menu.



Join us for VPhD's next free web-based asynchronous panel discussion: Careers in Data Science, June 9-13. Panelists have all become data scientists since leaving the academy, working in the marketing, finance, nonprofit, entertainment, and tech sectors.

Panelists introduce themselves on June 9, and answer your questions for the rest of the week. OK to invite friends; anyone may register on VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Threaded discussion board format; participate anytime during the week.

More information here:

Read and participate directly on the site, or turn on your VPhD email notifications to follow the discussion!