An online resource to help STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.
Graduate students, faculty, and others have free access to premium resources provided through the University's subscription to Versatile PhD.
For access, please login to your DAWGlink account using your UGA MyID and click the "Versatile PhD" link under the "Shortcuts" list on the right side of the DAWGlink homepage. After successfully authenticating yourself with your MyUGA ID and password, you'll be taken to the the Versatile PhD login page. Create a VPhD member account if it's your first time. If you already have an account, sign in as usual.
Once inside Versatile PhD, go directly to the PhD Career Finder and select any career to see all the resources devoted to it:
- HIRED: Authentic resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that describes how they made the non-academic pivot and shows the application and hiring process step by step
- BIO: Inspiring first‐person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs describing how their careers evolved over several years after moving out of the academy, including promotions, advancement, and signature accomplishments
- PANEL: Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD‐friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with their answers to grad student questions
Then explore the Versatile PhD discussion forums, learn more about local meetup groups, and search job listings - all from the main menu.