Jennifer Polk works as an academic, career, and life coach. Jen also speaks on campuses and at conferences throughout North America on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for PhDs, and her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, University Affairs, Vitae, and Academic Matters.
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An indispensable guide for grad students and academics who want to find fulfilling careers outside higher educationAn estimated ninety-three percent of graduate students in the humanities and social sciences won't get a tenure-track job, yet many still assume that a tenured professorship is the only successful outcome for a PhD. With the academic j...
@clcaterine @honest_academic @AcademicChatter @ProfessorIsIn @cjcornthwaite @BeyondProf @Kristi_Lodge @chrishumphrey Chris's book and 30 others are on my list of recommended reading for PhDs – source
Jennifer PolkNov 14, 2020
Scaling the Ivory Tower
Your Academic Job Search Workbook
We wrote this book because so many academics find it daunting to navigate the search for an academic position. The workbook is designed with 59 worksheets and checklists dealing with everything from the imposter syndrome to crafting a cover letter that tells your unique story. Checklists are available for items to consider when crafting cover lette...
Are you going on the academic job market this fall? This book will help you prepare, and it's an awesome give-away we're doing for people who attend Day 1 of our conference live! Check out: "Scaling the Ivory Tower: Your Academic Job Search Workbook" at – source
Jennifer PolkSep 17, 2019
Had some great book recommendations this week, so I'm offering another! William Bridges’s "Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes." (Bonus: Bridges was a professor of English before he transitioned into a new career!) – source
Jennifer PolkJun 08, 2019
Also recommended byClaire Díaz-Ortiz