Preparing in graduate school for the #altac possibility

My first piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae site is now available: Alt-Ac or Bust! I’m excited to offer these ten tips for what to do during graduate school to prepare for the possibility of looking for an alternative academic or post-academic position after graduate school, should that …

The post-ac trinity of transferable skills

A long time ago, I wrote the following post in another blogging venue (of mine, not somewhere else), and I’m reposting this here, since it relates to an ongoing conversation on Twitter for Jennifer Polk’s #withaPhD chats. I blame the title on my religious-studies background.  The Post-Ac Trinity of Transferable …

Writing in two directions: Alt-ac and religious studies

This morning I’m feeling a little bit torn in two directions, as the dual topics that are at the forefront in my life right now vie for attention, both elsewhere and on this blog. On the one hand, I’ve been outlining some articles I’m hoping to write about alternative academic …