Congratulations to Maggie Debelius, CNDLS Director of Faculty Initiatives and Associate Teaching Professor, whose book “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia was recommended by Inside Higher Ed contributor Natalie Lundsteen. Earlier this week, Lundsteen – who is also the Director of Graduate Career Development and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – shared her shortlist for standout books providing valuable guidance to PhDs engaged in a career search.
“So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia” by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius […] is a book I wish I had written, because everything the authors advise is exactly the counsel that I give PhDs questioning, “Why did I do all this research if I can’t get an academic job?” I find this book especially helpful for anyone just beginning to think about what a big deal it is to leave academe and those who are suffering “PhD identity crisis.” (Remember, your degree is a credential—it doesn’t define your capabilities!)
CNDLS extends our warmest congratulations to our colleague, Maggie!