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5 Actionable Steps for Transitioning Smoothly to a Non-faculty Career


Tutorial Video Abstract

In this webinar, Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D., owner of Career Path Writing Solutions, will share:

  • How she faced the facts that she didn’t want to be a professor—and what she did to make a successful career transition
  • Five actionable steps that can facilitate a smooth transition to a non-faculty job
  • Success stories of scientists who walked away from academia and never looked back


The current state of the academic job market has come under scrutiny in recent years, largely because of the shrinking number of tenure-track jobs available. This situation has forced graduate students and postdocs to reconsider their employment options. Other scholars may realize that academia is no longer a good fit for them but are unsure of how to land a non-faculty position. This process of self-reflection and job searching can be filled with anxiety and fear.

But it doesn’t have to be.

The presenter, Heidi Scott Giusto, will share how she came to terms with something unexpected: after many years spent pursuing a PhD, she realized she didn’t want to be a professor or researcher.

Heidi will discuss how she forged her own career path outside of academia as well as 5 steps you can begin taking NOW that will help you transition when you are ready.

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