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
AERA-GSL: American Educational Research Association Graduate Studies
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
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine
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
To subscribe, go to http://hclist.de/museum/add1.html.
Nonacademic Careers for Philosophers
This list explores non-academic career opportunities for philosophers.
The Preparing Future Faculty
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 http://www.preparing-faculty.org/PFFWeb.PFFNET.htm.
This list is for graduate students and
Ph.D.'s in the humanities and social sciences interested in job
opportunities beyond the academy.
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
To subscribe, go to http://cis.stanford.edu/structure/tomprof/listserver.html
(scroll to the bottom of page).
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.