A podcast about celebrating humanities scholars who work in alternative-to-academia (“alt-ac”) careers.
Each episode features a guest who has completed substantive postgraduate education in the humanities and who currently works in an alt-ac career. By listening to their stories, this podcast aims to shed light on life beyond the academe, what scholarship can do in the broader world, as well as how graduate training in the humanities helps or fails to help us prepare for the path off campus. Listen to the entire podcast here.
Episode 7 with Rachel Taylor, from magic in new religions researcher to Technology-as-a-Service consultant
Transcript Rachel Taylor: [00:00:00] It’s easy to say, Oh, a grocery store is for selling people groceries, but I’ve worked for grocery stores. It’s really complicated, actually. Grocery stores are some of the most sophisticated businesses in our world because they have to manage work all the way from the source, all the way to […]
In this episode, I interview Dr. Stuart Theobald, chairman of the financial research and consulting firm Intellidex, about the value he sees in a philosophy PhD, and the challenges of working while in graduate school. Transcript Dr. Stuart Theobald: [00:00:00] So there’s a synergy there and that’s quite important. It’s not like my professional career […]
In this episode, I interview A Zhu about her transition from graduate school in communications to working as an administrator in higher ed. We share our experiences with heavy workload, vague expectations, blurry work-life lines, lack of positive reinforcement, the feeling of inefficacy… and the false belief that we are in it alone.
In this episode, I interview Bethany Parsons, a classicist working to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion on the college campus.
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