Press Kit

Brief bio (50 words):

Jennifer Polk helps PhDs launch meaningful careers, during and after graduate school. Jen speaks and writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders. Find her online at FromPhDtoLife.com, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. Jen earned her PhD from the University of Toronto.

Longer bio:

Jennifer Polk is an entrepreneur and career coach for PhDs. She works with graduate students and doctoral degree holders based in Canada, the United States, the UK, Australia, and elsewhere. In addition to her coaching business, Jen is co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a membership site and community for PhDs seeking non-faculty careers. She is also the host of Self-Employed PhD, an online network of freelancers, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Jen speaks on campuses and at conferences throughout North America on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for PhDs, and her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, University Affairs, Vitae, and Academic Matters. Find Jen online at FromPhDtoLife.com, which features resources for PhD career changers, and at her award-winning University Affairs blog. For three years Jen hosted #withaPhD chat, a twice-monthly Twitter discussion. Dr. Polk earned her PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 2012.

 

Web links:

Website, https://FromPhDtoLife.com

BP Website, https://BeyondProf.com

SEPhD Website, https://self-employed-phd.mn.co

Twitter, https://twitter.com/FromPhDtoLife

BP Twitter, https://twitter.com/BeyondProf

Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/FromPhDToLife

BP Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/beyondprof

LinkedIn, https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-polk-bab56443

BP LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/16196873/

 

University Affairs blog (named Beyond the Professoriate as of October 2017), http://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/beyond-the-professoriate

 

Press photos (click to download full images; thumbnails shown below):

Jennifer Polk; photo by Nadalie Bardowell
Jennifer Polk; photo by Nadalie Bardowell
Jennifer Polk; photo by Nadalie Bardowell
Jennifer Polk; photo by Nadalie Bardowell