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The Versatile PhD

The versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an online resource to help humanities, social science, and STEM graduate students and PhDs in all fields identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.

The University subscribes to additional resources covering Humanities and Social Science fields. Graduate students, faculty, and alumni have full access to them.

Getting Started - Current Students

Getting Started - Alumni

After successfully authenticating with your Baylor credentials, you'll be taken to the the Versatile PhD login page. Create a VPhD member account there if it's your first time. If you already have an account, use it to sign in.

Benefits of the PhD Career Finder

Your Versatile PhD member account gives you access to the PhD Career Finder, you can access resources from the experiences of real PhDs who have gone in new professional directions:

  • RESUME: Authentic resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that describes how they made the non-academic pivot and shows the application and hiring process step by step
  • BIO: Inspiring first‐person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs describing how their careers evolved over several years after moving out of the academy, including promotions, advancement, and signature accomplishments
  • PANEL: Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD‐friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with their answers to a wide range of member questions
  • You also get access to the community discussion forums, a member directory listing thousands of PhDs working across the United States, job listings, and great information about a wide variety of possible careers.