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Stacy Hartman earned her PhD in German Studies from Stanford University in 2015. While at Stanford, she ran speaker series related to alternative careers for humanities PhDs, the public humanities, and humanities education. She also wore a number of hats that let her try out different types of connected careers within the university, such as academic adviser, academic skills coach, teaching consultant, and instructional designer. She holds an MA in German from the University of Manchester and a BA in Literature and Feminist Studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She is thrilled to be serving now as the Project Coordinator for Connected Academics, and she welcomes all questions and inquiries about the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This one-page tip sheet contains recommendations applicable to faculty members working with students at any stage in their educations.
The introduction to the tool kit provides relevant statistics on post-PhD employment in language and literature fields.
This module guides you through taking stock of what resources are available to you locally, both on campus and off.
This module contains suggestions for tracking and building relationships with your program’s alumni.
This module provides concrete suggestions and sample language for starting and sustaining a conversation with your students about their career paths, from recruitment day to the dissertation and graduation.
This module tackles the critical task of beginning a conversation about PhD careers with colleagues and contains suggestions for managing conversations with deans and other administrators.
This module addresses larger issues around long-term change, including admissions practices, current course offerings, and the dissertation.
This primer provides suggestions for how to gain professional experience and prepare for a possible career outside the academy.
The MLA’s documents on transferable skills and résumé writing for humanities PhDs are meant to help students identify their skill sets and describe them in ways that make sense to potential employers.