If you were to choose a career based on its alignment with your purpose, what would it be? If you have no idea, don't worry. PhD students are rarely encouraged to reflect on their sense of purpose, values, and the impact they want to have on society.
For years, academia has espoused the tenure track as the singular worthy outcome of doctoral education. But with the dearth of available positions, and growing appreciation that wellbeing -- not a specific job title -- is what matters, you'll probably need a different kind of mentorship than your advisor can offer. That's where this book comes in.
The Purposeful PhD offers a practical roadmap to connect your doctoral training with any career. With stories from inspiring PhD-holders; top tips for translating your skills and expertise; and activities to identify the qualities of a career that matter to you; The Purposeful PhD is your ultimate companion.
Gentle Autumn Press, 2021
The Purposeful PhD: Aligning Your Career with Your Purpose, Values, and Impact
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