Freed PhD Career Transitions – Communications PhD to Hollywood Writer, Director & Producer

By |2019-05-08T06:34:44+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Dr. Annika Hylmö did not start her educational path in Communications specifically to do a PhD, but her desire to continue learning and satisfy her intellectual curiosity drove her to pursue her Ph.D. in Communications from Purdue University. Her expertise in storytelling and connecting with people informed her dissertation work, revolving around a very salient [...]

Freed PhD Career Transitions – Neuroscience PhD to Senior Analyst

By |2019-01-29T05:28:36+00:00January 25th, 2019|

Megan Morrissette Megan Morrissette is currently a Senior Analyst of Customer Loyalty and Insights at Walgreens, but her transition from science to business started at Home Depot. She left her PhD program to pursue a business career, utilizing her critical thinking skills to help her navigate through the career change. Learn more about her transition [...]

Current Hiring Trends for PhDs

By |2018-10-04T00:38:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|

While many people pursue a PhD to expand their knowledge and critical thinking skills, it is usually assumed that a person can have any job that they want with those three magical letters after their name. But once the time comes, the task of finding a job can be daunting. Since jobs in academia are [...]

PhDs’ Greatest Weakness: Not Networking

By |2017-08-20T20:13:09+00:00August 20th, 2017|

Ah, networking for PhDs.  One of those love-to-hate-it topics. When you were attending a conference, how much time did you spend talking to people who approached you? How much talking to new people that you initiated conversations with? For the average person from academia, we spend about 90% of the time talking to old friends, [...]

Breaking Up with Academia

By |2018-02-20T06:17:05+00:00August 7th, 2017|

It takes time to change your mindset. If you're a PhD grad student or postdoc, and this is the first time you're really thinking hard about a future that doesn’t involve an academic career, you're not going to rewrite your dreams tomorrow. You won’t get past all of your concerns in a week. It was probably [...]