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57 Ready for a Change? – with Jennifer Polk

December 31, 2020

Jennifer Polk coaches PhDs ready to make a career change.

It's the time of the year when many of us slow down and think about our career decisions. Are you happy with yours? Are you considering a change? I am, in fact, going to make a change in 2021.

On this podcast, I talked about careers outside of academia a couple of times. This time I talk with Dr. Jennifer Polk from Toronto, Canada. She's a career coach for PhDs. I came across her Twitter account a while back and thought this would make a great episode.

She describes how she helps PhDs to find out what they want from life and how to find a fitting job.

If you'd like to get in touch with her, check her out:

* Jennifer Polk's website "From PhD to Life"* On Twitter, Jennifer Polk is @FromPhDtoLife* From PhD to Life on Facebook* From PhD to Life on LinkedIn

Other episodes on careers for academics and in academia:

* 48 SciComm as Career Development Tool – Dmitry Kopelyanskiy* 39 From Cosy(?) Academia to Harsh(?) Industry! – with John Stowers* 27 Precarious Postdocs. A Future for Research? – with Gary McDowell* 25 SciComm: Pint of Science – with Elodie Chabrol* 19 Insecurity and Uncertainties for Early Career Academics – with Maria Pinto* 17 From PhD to SciComm via BookTube – with Deboki Chakravarti* 13 Is there Sunshine Outside the Ivory Tower? – The Recovering Academic Podcast* #7: Funding Adviser: career at the Interface of Science – with Cristina Oliveira