Thinking of leaving academia? Sign up for this webinar from Beth Duckles, PhD

My friend and colleague Beth Duckles, PhD, is hosting a 1-hour webinar on April 30th entitled Why it’s So Hard to Leave Academia. The webinar is geared toward people who are thinking of leaving the academy. This is a hot topic right now for people in the social sciences and humanities who want to work in tech, design, research, evaluation and other areas, while using the knowledge and expertise they have gained as academics/students.

Beth has done research on women who have left academia, and draws from her own first-hand experience making this difficult transition and becoming a self-employed consultant. She is also the founder of the Athenas, an online peer support community for women with a PhD, and has supported numerous women and gender non-conforming/non-binary folk from around the world.


Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 @ 1:00 – 2:00 pm PST

Description (from Beth’s website):

A one-hour webinar designed as a starting place for anyone thinking of leaving the academy. In this one hour webinar, I’ll talk about why this transition can be so challenging and share advice, research and suggestions for what comes next. I’ll give you concrete ideas for what you can do now to give yourself options (regardless of your current situation) and a LOT of resources to get you started.

This workshop is useful for academics – including graduate students and postdocs, to faculty of all levels. If you have ever wondered why it’s so damned hard to leave academia (but are thinking it might be time to consider it), this workshop is for you.


This workshop is priced with a sliding scale. Please pick the amount that reflects what you are able to pay for this webinar. If the minimum is still not affordable for you, you can contact Beth directly via her website.

Visit Beth’s websitefor more details or to sign up!



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