Careers beyond academia

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Good ideas and advice from Catherine Reynolds, who is a careers advisor for researchers, in the Careers and Employability Centre at Sussex…


As academic posts are increasingly competitive, why not consider your options in the wider labour market?  A few examples from recent PhDs:

Women’s Studies PhD (Manchester) now writing for Coronation Street.
http://manchesterpgcareers.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/want-to-write-for-corrie-get-a-phd/

English Literature PhD (Sussex) now working as technical writer for Rail Standards Authority. http://www.beyondthephd.co.uk/audio/details.php?id=297&profile=28

Classics PhD (London) now a Learning Technologist
http://www.beyondthephd.co.uk/audio/details.php?id=184&profile=22

Psychology PhD now researching on well being for a think tank.
http://vitae.ac.uk/researchers/200941-200311/Dr-Sam-Thompson.html

If you want some careers support to help you develop your thinking, please contact Catherine Reynolds (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) or Jane Riley (Sciences) c.m.reynolds@sussex.ac.uk or j.f.riley@sussex.ac.uk to arrange a one to one consultation in the Careers and Employability Centre.

Alternatively, book up for one of our termly career development workshops – next term this will focus on the story boarding approach to careers. There’s information about this approach at: http://www.hihohiho.com/storyboarding/sboverview.pdf .  All events are listed and can be booked  at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/newsandevents/events

Catherine Reynolds December 2010

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