Alternative Academic Career Resources

Handouts and Presentations

Books and Articles

About career building:

  • Basalla, Suand and Maggie Debelius. “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”: Finding Careers Outside Academia. Third Edition. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 2014.
  • Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color is Your Parachute? 2015: A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. Revised, updated edition. Ten Speed Press: 2014.
  • Newhouse, Margaret. Outside the Ivory Tower: A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers. Harvard University Office of Career: 1993.

About Public Humanities:

  • Almquist, Julka and Julia Lupton. “Affording Meaning: Design-Oriented Research from the Humanities and Social Sciences.” Design Issues: Vol. 26, #1, Winter 2010.
  • Brooks, Peter and Hilary Jewett. The Humanities and Public Life. Fordham University Press: 2014
  • NEH, “Humanities in the Public Square.”
  • Summer, Doris. The Work of Art in the World. Duke University Press: Durham, 2014


Websites that give general advice:

Websites that list careers:

Websites that include job listings:

Organizations for professional networking/membership:

For Resume Building:

For Interview Preparation: