Planning a Successful Non-Academic Job Search

by | Mar 9, 2023

We’re heading (virtually) to the University of Colorado Boulder to lead a workshop on planning a successful non-academic job search and putting your interdisciplinary training to work beyond the academy.


So you know you want a career beyond the academy—but how do you actually find a job? And how can you build a non-academic career while finishing your PhD?

Join Dr. Cathy Hannabach, founder of the interdisciplinary academic editing agency Ideas on Fire, for a workshop on how to plan a successful job search for careers beyond the academy.

Topics covered will include developing the concrete skills employers are looking for, translating your scholarly experience into marketable competencies, navigating the application and interview process, and using your grad school life to build the career you really want.

About Cathy Hannabach

Dr. Cathy Hannabach is the founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, where she helps progressive, interdisciplinary academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.

She founded Ideas on Fire to harness the collective expertise of interdisciplinary PhDs and provide the editingindexing, and consulting help scholars need to create an impact.

She hosts the Imagine Otherwise podcast, which highlights those bridging art, activism, and academia to build more just futures.

Dr. Hannabach is also the author of Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which traces the cultural history of blood as it both enabled twentieth-century US imperialism and was creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists, and Book Marketing for Academics (Ideas on Fire, 2016), which teaches you how to harness your resources, skills, and time to build your author platform and get the word out about your new book.

About the Mellon/ACLS Speaker Series

The 2022-23 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society Speaker Series on visual media, justice and human rights features fascinating talks by eight international experts who work across the private and public sector, leveraging work with visual media into various domains.

From human rights advocacy to archiving and preservation, the speakers will reflect on their career trajectories and highlight recent research projects.

Together, we will discuss how doctoral training in the humanities and social sciences can kindle careers in publicly engaged scholarship within and outside the academy. The series will also include film screenings and an online career training session.

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Author: <a href="" target="_self">Sara Tatyana Bernstein</a>

Author: Sara Tatyana Bernstein

Sara Tatyana Bernstein is a digital marketing associate at Ideas on Fire, where she fosters community and collaboration among interdisciplinary scholars. She is also a writer and the co-founder of Dismantle Magazine.

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