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The Art of the Informational Interview with Matteo Tardelli

If you ask me or anyone helping people with career transitions what the most powerful tool is in testing the waters and in growing your network when preparing for job hunting, you will most certainly hear these two words: informational interviews. Today’s guest has invested strongly in this exercise, so much so that he’s published…

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From PhD to Consulting Entrepreneur With Stephanie Ryan

This week, I am sharing with you an interview that covered a lot of terrain, from going through grad school with a disability, to the importance of networking during grad school and after, to the challenges of building a consultancy business based on your research. A great conversation with Stephanie Ryan, author of “Let’s Learn…

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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 this reflection now. The truth is that I’ve had many conversations proving exacly the opposite. This week’s interview was one of them. Download “Tools for Your…

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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 job market, what factors end up determining where you end up? These are the types of questions this week’s guest, Natalia Bielczyk, is interested in and…

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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, after her their postdoc, my guest will share her journey up to today and will talk about how confinement led her to take on new projects,…

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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 PhD career development and recruitment domain. During our conversation, Rebecca Maymon, you will not only hear about her experience exploring career avenues during her PhD and…

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Rebranding the PhD with Chris Humphrey

Download “Tools for Your PhD Journey” Now ! Welcome to Season 2 of Papa PhD! To kick-start this second season of interviews, I’m bringing you someone who has been helping researchers figuring out their careers for a while, now, and who will be recounting how he navigated his transition and how he got to the…

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Season Finale – Danni Reches – Part 2 – Work, Life, and Podcasting as a PhD Researcher

Download “Tools for Your PhD Journey” Now ! Welcome to this Papa PhD season finale, a special collab with the What Are You Going to Do With That podcast. Right now, if you go to their website you will find the interview I gave for their show!  In this second part, Danni Reches talks about…

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Season Finale – Danni Reches – Part 1 – Building Your Path In the Social Sciences

Download “Tools for Your PhD Journey” Now ! Welcome to this Papa PhD season finale, a special collab with the What Are You Going to Do With That podcast. Right now, if you go to their website you will find the interview I gave for their show!  On the Papa PhD mic with me for…

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Looking Back On A Season of Papa PhD – Conversations, Reflections, and Common Themes

Download “Tools for Your PhD Journey” Now ! Episode transcript: Hi there! We’re reaching the end of season one of Papa PhD and today, I just wanted to thank all the listeners out there who’ve been following the show around the world. It’s been quite humbling to see the show grow as it did in…

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