A PhD can become your whole identity – so who are you if you don't stay on the academic track? It's a dark feeling many of us have faced, but it doesn't last forever. We discuss our experiences and get some insight from Chris Cornthwaite on navigating the darkness.
A little about our guest:
Chris graduated with a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. After working in public policy for a think tank and for the Canadian government, he created Roostervane to offer career direction to people doing advanced degrees. In January of 2020, he and his wife co-founded Thinkhouse, a Canadian research firm that works for government and private sector clients doing great public policy work and sharing in engaging ways. Chris lives in Ottawa with his wife and three daughters.