I simply resonate with this article, “A Scholar, But Not a Professor” by Michael R. Wing.
There are so many more opportunities out there for Ph.D. grads than they are told. Tenure-track professorships, yes that is fantastic – but let’s be real, it’s not reasonable for everyone to get one (and they don’t.) I can’t move my family around the U.S. Economy isn’t what it used to be. But this guy spells it out really well…there’s a way you can scratch that itch and be connected to creating new knowledge. And it doesn’t even have to be your ‘fallback’ or ‘second choice’… Wonderful opportunities just might be right in front of you, hidden in plain sight.