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A podcast celebrating alt-ac careers, higher education, and the humanities. Each episode features a guest who has completed substantive postgraduate education in the humanities and who currently works in an alt-ac career. By listening to their stories, this podcast aims to shed light on life beyond the academe, what scholarship can do in the broader world, as well as how graduate training in the humanities helps or fails to help us prepare for the path off campus.

Off Campus: Humanities Scholars In Alt-Ac Careers Kino

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A podcast celebrating alt-ac careers, higher education, and the humanities. Each episode features a guest who has completed substantive postgraduate education in the humanities and who currently works in an alt-ac career. By listening to their stories, this podcast aims to shed light on life beyond the academe, what scholarship can do in the broader world, as well as how graduate training in the humanities helps or fails to help us prepare for the path off campus.

    Episode 5 with A Zhu, working in higher ed as student, teacher, and administrator

    Episode 5 with A Zhu, working in higher ed as student, teacher, and administrator

    In this episode, I interview A Zhu about her transition from graduate school in communications to working as an administrator in higher ed. We share our experiences with heavy workload, vague expectations, blurry work-life lines, lack of positive reinforcement, the feeling of inefficacy... and the false belief that we are in it alone.
    You can contact A Zhu at law.history.2010@gmail.com if you'd like to have an informational interview with her.

    You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
    Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
    Music credit: Robert John - Changes

    • 40 min
    Episode 4 with Bethany Parsons, classicist-turned-equalities lead

    Episode 4 with Bethany Parsons, classicist-turned-equalities lead

    In this episode, I interview Bethany Parsons, a classicist working to improve diversity, equality, and inclusion on the college campus.

    You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
    Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
    Music credit: Robert John - Changes

    • 35 min
    Episode 3 with Dr. Neal Hebert, theater historian-turned-high school teacher

    Episode 3 with Dr. Neal Hebert, theater historian-turned-high school teacher

    In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Neal Hebert, a theater historian-turned-high school teacher.

    You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
    Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
    Music credit: Robert John - Changes

    • 50 min
    Episode 2 with Dr. Nathan Fulton, philosopher-turned-semantic architect

    Episode 2 with Dr. Nathan Fulton, philosopher-turned-semantic architect

    In this episode, I interview Dr. Nathan Fulton, a philosopher-turned-semantic architect currently working at Indeed.com.
    Books mentioned in the podcast:
    Heather Hedden: The Accidental TaxonomistDean Allemang & James Hendler: Semantic Web for the Working OntologistPanos Alexopoulos: Semantic Modeling for Data
    You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
    Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
    Music credit: Robert John - Changes

    00:00 Intro
    00:51 Grad School
    08:47 Transitioning into Alt-Ac
    20:02 Ontologist at Cycorp
    29:21 Semantic Architect at Indeed
    39:10 Learning More About This Path
    46:43 General Advice on Alt-Ac

    • 50 min
    Episode 1 with Dr. Polo Camacho, bioethicist in the wild

    Episode 1 with Dr. Polo Camacho, bioethicist in the wild

    In this episode, I interviewed Dr. Polo Camacho, a philosopher and bioethicist currently working as a Program Manager and Health Ethics Education Promoter at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City.
    You can find Dr. Camacho here: https://www.practicalbioethics.org/polo-camacho/
    You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
    Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
    Music credit: Robert John - Changes

    0:00 Intro
    0:52 Grad School
    4:24 Fellowship at the Spencer Museum of Art
    8:36 Transitioning into Alt-Ac
    14:25 Current Work at Center for Practical Bioethics
    26:54 A Typical Work Day
    29:53 Learning More About This Path
    34:52 General Advice on Alt-Ac
    36:44 Ending

    • 37 min

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wonderful podcast

Helps humanities students learn a lot about other jobs