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Versatile PhD: Overcoming the Identity Crisis: An Interview with the Author of Leaving Academia

December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Chris Caterine earned his PhD and spent the first years of his career as a professor of classics before leaving the professoriate to work as a corporate proposal writer and communications strategist. Since then, he has spent his evenings advising others on how to change careers — and recently published “Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide” with Princeton University Press. In this interview, Chris will discuss his book, the emotional challenges of giving up on a vocation, and strategies to help you figure out who you’ll be if you cease to be an academic.
Presented by Chris Caterine, PhD, Author, Leaving Academia

Available to Cornell graduate students and postdocs

Versatile Ph.D. is an online resource designed to help humanities, social science, and STEM Ph.D.s identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Cornell graduate students have free access to premium resources provided through the university’s subscription to Versatile Ph.D. such as real-life resume and cover letter examples and panel discussion events.

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December 17, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Careers - Non-Academic
Focus Area
Prepare For Your Career
Graduate School