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External Resources

Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD is a web-based, woman-owned, socially positive business that helps universities provide graduate students with non-academic professional development. Their mission is to help graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers.


The Cheeky Scientist

Cheeky Scientist is an industry training platform for PhDs who want to be confident and successful industry professionals. Cheeky Scientist Consultants and Associates have strong academic background in the medical and life sciences, as well as a variety of other fields. Their consultants also have first-hand experience in the biotechnology, medical, and pharmaceutical industries.


The Professor is In

Karen Kelsky is the Founder and President of The Professor Is In, which provides advice and consulting services on the academic job search and all elements of the academic and post-academic career. She speaks nationally and internationally on topics related to Ph.D. professionalization, and is a weekly columnist at Chronicle Vitae.


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 87,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. They are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. They offer on-campus workshopsprofessional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

WSU already has an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. To access your institutional sub-account membership please click on the picture below and fill in your information.