PostDoctoral

Episode 5: Future Skilled Hire

February 24, 2020 Rebbecca and Rosie Season 1 Episode 5
PostDoctoral
Episode 5: Future Skilled Hire
Show Notes

You know you need to "translate" your PhD experience into "transferable skills" to land a nonacademic job. But what does that really mean? We went to career advisor Annie Maxfield to find out.

A little about our guest:
Annie Maxfield has been helping PhDs pursue their career of choice for more than 10 years. She is the Director of Graduate Career & Professional Development at UT Austin in the Texas Career Engagement Center and Leads the Design and Development for ImaginePhD, a free and confidential online career exploration and planning tool for humanities and social sciences.  She grew national employer education and recruitment for doctoral students by establishing the Virtual Master’s & PhD Career Fair for the Graduate Career Consortium and worked with the Modern Language Association’s Connected Academics Initiative and the American Historical Association to develop Career Diversity Faculty Trainings, Humanists@work, and the MLA Doctoral Student Career Planning Guide. A long-time advocate for doctoral students, Annie is most passionate about changing the culture of academia to embrace all PhD futures as viable, valued and visible.