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For episode 27 of 17 Minutes of Science, we are joined by Dr. Jennifer Polk, a career coach and expert on PhD careers. Jen will be joining us to discuss alternative careers for PhDs outside of academia, and provide support and insights to those considering transitioning away from academia.
Jen launched her business, From PhD to Life, a career coaching and speaking business, in 2013. She co-founded Beyond the Professoriate in 2014, a business she exited in 2020. Jen writes on graduate education and careers for doctoral-degree holders. She is also a guest speaker on university campuses and at academic and professional conferences throughout North America and beyond. Her University Affairs blog is a three-time gold winner from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Jen earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto. Follow her on Twitter at @FromPhDtoLife.