Versatile PhD: Career Development for Doctoral Students

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce a new online resource available to all Rutgers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars: Versatile PhD.

Versatile PhD is a digital platform designed to help you learn more about the career opportunities that exist outside the tenure track. This tool demystifies non-academic professions, making it easier to explore a wide range of career paths.

Once you create a free VPhD account, you will have access to many resources, including (but not limited to):

Resumes & Cover Letters: Real resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that describes how they made the non-academic pivot and shows the application and hiring processes step by step.

Personal Narratives: First-person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs, describing how their careers evolved over several years after moving out of the academy, including promotions, advancement, and signature accomplishments.

Panels: Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD-friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with answers to frequently asked questions from other VPhD members.

With access to Versatile PhD, you can also explore discussion forums, examine the Q&A archives, learn more about local meetup groups, and search job listings.

Click here to access Versatile PhD

Once you reach the Versatile PhD login page, create a VPhD member account. If you already have an account, sign in as usual.

If you have questions related to Versatile PhD, please contact Dr. Ramazan Gungor.