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.

1-paragraph bio:

Jennifer Polk works as an academic, career, and life coach. Her clients — graduate students and PhDs — are a diverse group of individuals based all around the world, from Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. 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. Check out Beyond the Professoriate for professional development programming for PhDs seeking nonfaculty careers, and Self-Employed PhD, an online community for freelancers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. 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, http://FromPhDtoLife.com

Twitter, https://twitter.com/FromPhDtoLife

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

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

 

Other websites:

University Affairs blog (From PhD to Life): http://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/from-phd-to-life/

Beyond the Professoriate: http://beyondprof.com/

#withaPhD: http://withaphd.com/

 

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