Free the PhD is a career development and advocacy platform for PhDs who want to learn more about the world outside academia, follow a no-nonsense protocol to getting jobs they want, and kickstart an exciting career! We host the Career Transition Program for Scientists (and other PhD researchers!) right here on the Free the PhD Community – for a “steal”. (This is a direct quote from both Advisors and current members, but don’t take their word for it!). Let’s walk you through what we do, and more importantly – why.
The Free the PhD mission is to empower and support fellow researchers on the life journeys that are right for each individual, and encourage each other to make the impacts we are each uniquely suited to make in the world. We know that systemic challenges that limit our perspectives and options at the moment will not be solved in a day. We believe, however, that these can be tackled one person at a time, one job offer at a time, until enough of us are out there in the working world in all sectors of society, bringing with us our resilience, creativity, ambitions, research-honed minds and data-driven decision-making to whatever we do.
When enough of us – you and me – can reach positions of leadership, decision-making and influence with each others’ support, we can and will change the world. Free the PhD wants to be the one to help you get where you want to go, and then offer a community through which you can help us give back to those who follow in our footsteps. Together, we can change the hiring and employment options and opportunities for fellow researchers, starting with you and your next step.