Humanities and Social Science Graduate Students and Postdocs:
Panel this week on Versatile PhD: Careers in Business. Panelists:
· An English PhD who went into training, learning and development in the corporate sphere and is now Senior Director, Leadership and Organizational Development for 7-Eleven
· A Communication Studies PhD who went into consulting, then sales, and is now Sales Strategy and Development Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers
· A recent English and American Literature PhD (2011) who left adjuncting to join the Internal Communications Team at Nestle Purina Petcare
· A History and Philosophy of Science PhD who after a few years as postdoc and adjunct, got into market entry planning and is now Partner in a consulting firm that focuses on the U.S. renewable energy market
Discussion continues through Friday, January 29. Read and participate directly on the site, or get email notifications. OK to invite friends; anyone may register on VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Threaded discussion board format; participate anytime during the week.
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