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with David Mendes, PhD

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Trouver sa tribu après le doctorat avec Mrim Boutla

Nous ne sommes pas tous faits pareils. Ce qui nous motive, ce qui nous passionne, nos valeurs, nos priorités dans la vie, tous ces traits font de nous qui...

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Finding Your Place Professionally as a Humanities PhD with Katina Rogers

Every day, I see conversations happening about how a PhD in humanities or the social sciences is a dead end and a waste of time. Maybe you are having...

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Doctorat en sciences humaines et choix de carrière avec Sophie Leclère

Est-ce que tu travailles sur ta thèse dans le domaine des sciences humaines ? Est-ce que des fois tu te questionnes sur ce qui viendra après ? Est-ce que...

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Understanding the Job Market as a PhD With Natalia Bielczyk

What informs your career choices? Do you trust your gut? Or do you trust others to help you with tough decisions? And once you take the plunge in the...

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L’emploi au gouvernement avec Olivier Morissette

Vers la fin de mon doctorat, je savais que je ne ferais pas de postdoc. Mais à part des tests qui me disaient quels domaines seraient intéressants à explorer...

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Navigating uncertainty as a PhD with Vera B. Chan

This week on the show, we’re going to talk about uncertainty, in particular employment uncertainty in academia and outside of it in the current pandemic context. Now in-between jobs,...

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Faire les bons choix au doctorat avec Marc Chevalier

Est-ce qu’il n’y a qu’une route à suivre pour mener des recheches doctorales? En court – non. Chacun de nous est différent, a une histoire de vie différente, des...

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PhD Recruitment Today with Rebecca Maymon

This week, I’m bringing you a conversation with someone who has recently made the transition from her PhD to the non-academic job market, and has done so into the...

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Emploi et doctorat en 2020 avec Amandine Bugnicourt

De retour en français pour cette saison 2 de Papa PhD et cette semaine je vous apporte une invitée qui travaille depuis 2008 à faire le pont entre docteurs...

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Featured Guests

Professeure et Coach de Carrière

Mrim Boutla est une docteure en neuroplasticité devenu coach de carrière. À l’Université de Brown et à la Kelley School of Business (Université de l’Indiana), Mrim a encadré avec succès des centaines de diplômés en arts, des MPA, des MBA et des docteurs pour qu’ils obtiennent des emplois leur permettant de maximiser leur impact et leurs revenus. En tant qu’entrepreneure social, Mrim a reçu le prix AshokaU/Cordes 2013 pour avoir lancé More Than Money Careers en partenariat avec le Dr Mark Albion (professeur fondateur de Net Impact). 

Director - Graduate Fellow Mentorship

Katina Rogers is co-director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she guides and mentors graduate fellows, develops programming, and exercises administrative oversight over all aspects of the program. Katina researches and writes about higher education reform, including scholarly communication practices, professionalization and career development, public scholarship, and advocacy for fair labor policies. She is the author of “Putting the Humanities PhD to Work: Thriving in and beyond the Classroom” (Duke University Press, July 2020).

Coordination administrative & valorisation du doctorat

Docteure en Histoire médiévale (Belgique), coordinatrice administrative et responsable de la valorisation du doctorat à l’UCLouvain, rédactrice du blog What-Sup qui s’intéresse aux questions liées au doctorat et à l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche en Belgique francophone.

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Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Natalia Bielczyk is an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and philanthropist. In 2018, she launched a public foundation aiming to help early career researchers find new careers in industry. She also owns Welcome Solutions, a company developing new tools and practices to help professionals in navigating on the job market, and in finding/creating their dream jobs. She recently authored a book entitled “What Is out There For Me? The Landscape of Post-PhD Career Tracks” and hosts “Career Talks”, an interview show with scientists, on the Welcome Solutions YouTube channel.

Biologiste Chef d'équipe

Olivier Morissette est biologiste et chef de la division des espèces aquatiques envahissantes du Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec (MFFP). Il a obtenu un doctorat en biologie de l’Université Laval (Québec) et est spécialisé dans l’étude de l’écologie des poissons par l’utilisation combinée de différentes techniques analytiques (ex. chimie des otolithes, analyse des isotopes stables et génomiques) appliquée à la gestion de la faune aquatique. 

Biomaterial Scientist, Academic Youtuber

Vera Chan graduated her PhD in HK from 2014 and had 6 years of Postdoc experience working in the US and France. This year Vera decided to transition into a non-academic role, and she is still undergoing the process of job-seeking as a foreigner living in France. I am happy that she is open to sharing with us about this vulnerable moment, the less glamorous side of life-after-PhD that not many people are willing to talk about. Vera is also the host of the PhD Coffee Time Youtube channel, where she shares her insights and advice covering all aspects of life as a graduate researcher.

Startup Manager / Career Advisor

Marc Chevalier, PhD, est Startup Program Manager au sein de la Direction de l’Innovation à l’Institut Pasteur, Paris. Il est docteur en neurosciences. Il a poursuivi sa carrière en alternant postes scientifiques et entrepreneuriat, tout en étant fortement impliqué dans des projets associatifs visant à faciliter la mise en réseau et l’évolution professionnelle des doctorants/docteurs dans le secteur privé ou en dehors du milieu universitaire. Il co-pilote également un groupe d’échanges de pratiques autour de la carrière après un doctorat  au niveau national regroupant une vingtaine d’établissements universitaires!

Research Scientist

Rebecca holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University, Montreal. Over the past 10 years, she has developed and contributed to projects in graduate skills and employment, stress and social support during transition periods, motivation, engagement, and human behavior. Her work focuses on the skills of PhDs and on how they can foster innovation within and outside the academy. She also provides skills and career development workshops for PhDs.

Testimonials

In my continued search for new science podcasts, I happened upon Papa PhD, hosted and produced by its creator David Mendes.

This podcast has wonderful interviews with those who’ve completed their PhD’s where they talk about what brought them to the path they are currently on in their career.

When it comes to thinking about networking and thinking outside the box as far as next steps after your PhD program, this is the podcast to subscribe to.Read article here.

Suzanne C. Miller – Managing Editor, Integrative & Comparative Biology

« Il y a beaucoup de conseils de carrière judicieux dans chacun des podcasts.

Le parcours des intervenants est diversifié, tant académique que professionnel.

L’intervieweur laisse un bel espace aux intervenants et pose des questions pertinentes aux moments opportuns. »

François T. on Podchaser

Your podcast series is like a treasure mine for me 🙂  Every time I listen to one episode I find someone I want to connect to.

I don’t know how I will be implementing the feedback and guidance I have received so far from all the connections from your podcast series, but at least I know I really am enjoying connecting with new people.

Especially knowing that someone is involved in a job they are really happy in and that they have carved for themselves is so inspiring.

Anushka K. – Doctoral Researcher at Okayama University