Versatile PhD


Indiana University subscribes to the Versatile PhD, an online resource to help humanities, social science, and STEM PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.These resources are freely accessible for graduate students, faculty, and others.

For access, please click here or on the button below to authenticate yourself as an Indiana University-Bloomington affiliate. After successfully authenticating yourself with your IUB login credentials, you'll be taken to the the Versatile PhD login page. Create a VPhD member account if it's your first time. If you already have an account, sign in as usual.

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Here are some of the resources that Versatile PhD offers:

- Authentic 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 process step by step

- Inspiring 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

- Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD‐friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with their answers to grad student questions

All of this and more is waiting for you in VPhD's "PHD Career Finder." Then explore the Versatile PhD discussion forums, learn more about local meetup groups, and search job listings - all from the main menu.