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Ph.D. Career Resources: Discussion Groups

These groups connect you with on-going email discussions about professional issues in a variety of career fields.  To subscribe to any of these, go to the site and follow the directions for being added to the list.  If the subscription page is different from the group's homepage, the URL for subscription is given as well.


AERA-GSL: American Educational Research Association Graduate Studies List   The Graduate Studies List of the American Educational Research Association is co-hosted by Scott and Bobbi Kerlin for students, faculty and administrators interested in academic discussions about graduate education and the future of the academic profession.  

All-But-Dissertation Survival Guide  Rather than a discussion group, this is a monthly newsletter that provides practical strategies for successfully completing your doctoral dissertation, periodic interviews with scholars about the tips they wish they'd known at the beginning of their own careers, and teleworkshops. 

H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine
  H-Net provides a discussion network for issues related to graduate students and professionals with humanities backgrounds.  H-Net has links to related sites such as H-W-Civ (for historians),  H-Scholar (for independent scholars), Grad Link (for graduate students), and more. 

Museum Professionals List  This bilingual (English and German) list focuses on museums and the internet as well as archives, libraries, and other communication media.  
To subscribe, go to

Nonacademic Careers for Philosophers    This list explores non-academic career opportunities for philosophers.  

PFFNET (Preparing Future Faculty)
The Preparing Future Faculty project ( involves hundreds of institutions in preparing doctoral students for the professoriate. The list is a place for sharing ideas, related issues, and resources. 
To subscribe, go to

PHDJOBS-L  This list is for graduate students and Ph.D.'s in the humanities and social sciences interested in job opportunities beyond the academy.

Tomorrow’s Professor
This list is related to Richard Reis' book, Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering.  The Tomorrow's Professor listserv addresses how doctoral students can prepare for an academic, government, or industry career in science and engineering. 
To subscribe, go to (scroll to the bottom of page).

WRK4US  WRK4US, housed on the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation site, invites guest speakers from humanities backgrounds to discuss their careers (such as technical writing, consulting, IT work, etc.) with graduates and Ph.D.'s considering these fields. Past discussions are archived by topic.

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