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Preparing for a Comprehensive Job Search
October 29, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In today’s job market, it is important to realize the flexibility of career options available to PhD-qualified job-seekers. Dr. L. Maren Wood offers a unique perspective on the academic job search and careers beyond the tenure track for graduate students. She will lead a workshop for current graduate students interested in exploring their employment options. What can graduate students and recent PhDs do now to prepare for a comprehensive job search? Dr. Wood will share preliminary findings from the American Historical Association’s study on the career outcomes of 3200 history PhDs, which will be published in November.
Dr. Wood graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2009 with a PhD in Early American history. In 2012, she left academia (and the adjunct world) to start the Lilli Research Group, a company that helps departments, graduate schools, and professional associations track the career outcomes of PhD alumni. Wood also designed and teaches the Lilli Research Group Boot Camp for Post Academic Job Seekers, a month long course to help PhDs transition to post-academic employment.