We sure talk a good game about the need to track ALL PhD alumni. Alumni@Work is a new series where we attempt to do what we implore academic departments to do: track and showcase PhD alumni. We know from our 300+ alumni tracking spreadsheet that UC Humanities PhD alumni are engaged in diverse and interesting careers. We want to showcase alumni in order to affirm that our alumni are at work across a broad spectrum of industries and occupations. Although at least one third are working in education-adjacent fields, a significant number are not. Where do our alumni work, and what are they doing? Why did they choose this career path? If they could go back in time and offer advice to themselves as first-year graduate students, what would they say?
We hope this series will offer current graduate students, faculty, and other alumni a frank and conversational glimpse into the professional trajectories of UC Humanities PhD alumni. And if you’re a UC PhD alumni and want to be featured, drop us a line below!