The Graduate College and the English Graduate Student Association are sponsoring a talk Secrets of a Ph.D. Headhunter – 5 Key Tips for Landing a Job Outside Academia by Susan Basalla. The talk will be presented on April 18, 4-5:30 pm at the Knight Auditorium in Spurlock Museum. Find out how to get a job outside academia, even if you aren’t yet sure whether you really want one. Sue will share tips and strategies from her experience as an executive recruiter for higher education. You’ll learn what employers really think about your resume, how to stand out in the crowd, and the critical first step that most graduate students overlook when hunting for non-academic jobs. The first 200 attendees will receive a free copy of So What Are You Going to Do With That? Finding Careers Outside of Academia.
Sue Basalla earned her Ph.D. in English at Princeton University and for more than a decade has been a regular columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Beyond the Ivory Tower” column as well as a frequent speaker at universities across the nation on alternative careers for graduate students. She is a principal with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in higher education, and co-author of So What Are You Going to Do With That? Finding Careers Outside of Academia. More details about the event available here.