College of Liberal Arts

"Alt-Ac" Careers

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Prof. Per Urlaub of Germanic Studies chatted with our Liberal Arts Grad Council last spring about his experience with Stanford’s Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) career initiative Bibliotech. Alt-Ac careers have been a hot topic for graduate students interested in applying their Ph.D. skills outside of academia.

Students’ advisors and departments, however, often lack experience in alternative career paths and struggle with counseling students in this area. The following resources may help both faculty, advising staff, and students weigh their options:

The Versatile Ph.D.free to UT Austin students!

Beyond Academe 

Also check The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed for various articles and forum discussions on alternative academic careers.

On Twitter: #altac

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