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What I Look for When I Hire Alt-Ac PhDs

Paul Hartley, Senior Anthropologist and Head of Human Futures at Idea Couture, a design consultancy firm, on what makes a great alt-ac PhD applicant. I work for a global strategic innovation and experience design company called Idea Couture as an… Continue Reading →

Why Your Teaching Experience Matters, Even if You Never Teach Again

Because one word: leadership. As a teaching assistant, course instructor, or lecturer, you’ve run the gamut from mentoring to motivating to reprimanding students. You’ve encouraged¬†them to¬†exert more effort in class, helped them do their best work on assignments, led and… Continue Reading →

15 Skills All PhDs Have

Think you might not have what it takes to succeed in the real world? Think again. Doctoral programs prepare you to become subject matter experts, but they also train you to be working professionals, even if they do poorly at… Continue Reading →

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