The Versatile Ph.D.

How to access The Versatile Ph.D.

You must authenticate with your Ohio State identity to access the full resources of the Versatile Ph.D. When you click here, you will first be asked for your Ohio State username and password. Then, you will be directed to a secure site.

The Versatile Ph.D. is a web-based resource for members of the graduate community at Ohio State who are interested in exploring non-academic career options for graduate students. It is open to Ohio State faculty, staff, and graduate student alumni who are within one year of finishing their degrees. The Versatile Ph.D. consists of a supportive online community that's free and a premium content area that's not free. The Graduate School has purchased a subscription to the premium content area so you can have access to both.

Ohio State Alternative Careers Event, October 14, 2011, featuring Paula Chambers and The Versatile Ph.D.

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Chronicle of Higher Education article about Oct. 14 event with Paula Chambers

  • Get support from a community that includes Ph.D.s from outside the academy
  • Learn about many non-academic career options and explore them indepth
  • See authentic examples of successful resumes and cover letters for a first job after the academy - real documents, not made up examples.
  • Do all this in complete confidentiality. You control your profile, and no one at Ohio State or any other university will know you are participating.

For questions about accessing the Graduate School's subscription, please contact Kathleen Wallace, assistant dean, (614) 247-7283.

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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