Altac Resources

  1. Book: “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius
  2. E-Book: Moving On: Essays on the Aftermath of Leaving Academia, by Kathleen Miller, Julie Chmiel, Lauren Whitehead, and Jet (Editors)
  3. E-Book: How to Find a Career with Your Humanities Degree in 126 Days, e-book US $15 by James Mulvey at


  1. The Alt-Ac Track: Intro to Terms, by Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet
  2. The Alt-Ac Track: How to Do the Search, by Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet
  3. Intro to Resumes CV-Minded Academics, by Katie Shives & Ashley Sanders, GradHacker, Inside Higher Ed
  4. Convert Your CV to Resume, Liberal Arts Career Services, UT-Austin
  5. Customize a Job-Magnet CV – For the Natural Sciences
  6. Altac Job Materials, by Julie Clarenbach
  7. Jailbreaking My Academic Career, by Jessica Collier
  8. Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin, by Ashley Sanders
  9. Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars, by Bethany Nowviskie, #alt-academy
  10. The Bridge to Somewhere, by Sabine Hikel
  11. Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid, by Sabine Hikel
  12. Leaving Academia: How To Get A Job In Industry After Your PhD, by Julio Peironcely
  13. Historians Grapple with How to Get the ‘Malleable Ph.D.’, by Audrey Williams June
  14. My Final Word on Academic Advising As An Alt-Ac (or PostAc) Career, by Lauren of mama nervosa
  15. The Repurposed Ph.D.: Finding Life After Academia — and Not Feeling Bad About It, by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, NY Times coverage
  16. Rehab for Doctoral Defectors, NY Times coverage


1. The Professor is In Post-Ac Services

2. Cheeky Scientist

3. From PhD to Life Coaching

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