June 27, 2003
What Else Can I Do?A graduate career counselor answers that and other frequent questions on nonacademic careers
QUESTION: I have decided I don't want to stay in academe, but what else can I do?
ANSWER: The first thing to do is to rephrase your question to, "What do I want to do?"
Implicit in your question is the fear that your graduate education has been little more than narrow training for a career as a professor. The most important single thing for you to realize -- no matter what