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PhD+ Workshop – Where Can I Go From Here? Exploring Careers Beyond Academia

December 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Curious about careers outside of academia, but not sure where to begin? In this interactive workshop, we’ll begin to explore the many career paths PhDs in the humanities can enter upon graduation. After a brief orientation to ImaginePhD, a career exploration and planning tool designed for PhDs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we’ll discuss how to learn more about different career paths and organizations you might want to work for. Finally, we’ll talk about next steps – how to move from career exploration to the job search – with a discussion of effective networking techniques and some analysis of the transferrable skills Humanities PhDs develop over the course of their programs.


Erin Brown is the Interim Assistant Director for UCLA’s Graduate Career Services, providing career exploration and professional development programming, as well as individual career coaching, to UCLA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Erin earned a PhD in History from UCLA, where she examined the town-building phenomenon in the late 18th and early 20th century American West. An ardent advocate of thinking outside the box and testing limits, Erin enthusiastically supports students who want to use their graduate training in innovative and unexpected ways.


About the PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the fourth year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Humanities Institute. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.

Lunch will be served.

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December 6, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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