I Have a PhD in History. How Can I Survive in the Private Sector?
Depending on your background and experience, the transition from academia to the private business world can be frustrating. However, with the proper navigation tools, the academic-turned-aspiring business professional can net a fulfilling career in the private sector. In May 2014, I traded a career of lectures, grading, and archival research for one replete with finance acronyms, investor meetings, and business models. Yes, I made the drastic transition from history professor to partner in a start-up real estate company that utilizes technology to interconnect people, business, and natural resources. Although admittedly still a neophyte in business, I sincerely hope to provide insightful advice and suggestions – and maybe some inspiration – for anyone in academia targeting a career in the private sector.
Find that One Person in Your Personal Network
Networking is critical to finding and securing a business job. One cannot assume that the possession of a doctorate, or a…
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