What can I do with a PhD?

On Monday, March 14, five speakers who found successful employment outside of traditional academic streams after completing PhDs in the humanities will talk about their experiences. The session will explore the following questions: How do we understand the relevance of skills gained through doctoral research and teaching to fields outside the University? How can we think broadly about our job qualifications and career potential after the PhD?

This event is sponsored by Faculty of Graduate Studies and is open to the campus community. Doctoral students in the humanities are especially encouraged to attend.

The session features:

  • Jennifer Chambers, professor of English & Communications, Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
    PhD, English (Early Canadian Writers), University of Alberta
  • Kay Li, faculty research officer, Dean’s Office, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
    PhD, English (Specialization: Bernard Shaw), York University
  • Joe Murray, principal consultant, JMA Consulting
    PhD, Philosophy (Liberalism & Contemporary Politics), McMaster University
  • Louis Suarez-Potts, community manager, OpenOffice.org
    PhD, English (Late 19th- to early 20th-century American literature), University of California, Berkeley
  • Kel Morin-Parsons, manager, Canadian Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences
    PhD, English (Renaissance women’s devotional poetry), University of Ottawa

The event will involve a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending, organizers request that you send your RSVP by Monday March 7 to Emma Posca, graduate program secretary, Department of English.