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Future Faculty Workshop

Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University six schools, the Future Faculty Workshop aims to prepare the next generation of faculty, and to give our graduates a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. Workshop sessions offer information and hands-on experience with faculty life not traditionally part of graduate curriculums, including academic career paths and multiple aspects of the teaching enterprise.

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Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that helps graduate students identify and prepare for possible non-academic careers.   It includes:

Versatile PhD: also open to alumni

To get a NetID to access Versatile PhD please email with the subject line: NetID for Versatile PhD.

In the text of your email include your name (include maiden and former names), class year, your school, and current address. 

You will receive a one-time “promo code” to create your NetID through the Rochester Alumni Exchange, the university wide online directory. You will use your new NetID to access Versatile PhD.

  • A thriving, supportive web-based community where students can participate in discussions, network with PhDs and ABDs outside the academy, or just listen and learn by osmosis.
  • Examples of successful resumes and cover letters that resulted in real PhDs and ABDs getting their first post-academic positions (humanities and social science only).
  • A collection of compelling first-person narratives written by successful “Versatile PhDs” outside the academy, describing how their careers have developed after grad school and where they are today (humanities and social science only).
  • Archived panel discussions in which PhDs and ABDs working in specific PhD-friendly fields describe their jobs and answer questions. 
  • A new STEM Forum where STEM students can discuss their own non-academic career options and issues.

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