The Interdisciplinary PhD Guild Gets PhDs Like You Hired In Industry

Introducing The Interdisciplinary PhD Guild By Cheeky Scientist

  • Get information specifically about transitioning into a wide variety of industry careers where you can apply the transferable skills you developed during graduate school
  • Learn how to write a resume & CV that hiring managers will actually respond to
  • Become more confident in your interviewing skills
  • Create the perfect LinkedIn profile targeted to your dream industry position
  • Find out what industry positions will fit your personal circumstances and professional goals
  • Know what options you have outside of your niche subject area
  • Get insights into the importance of networking and how you can take advantage of your network to propel your industry career

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Success Stories

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Medical Writer, Clinical Affairs
Agilent

I learned, in networking, not to expect anything back right away, but to focus on adding value. I also learned how to initiate informational interviews with other Cheeky Scientist members and also outside of the group. I'm still learning from the group.

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Fermentation Scientist II
Lygos

As a postdoc and a person who has a family I can't just be careless with the money I spend, so I had to put a lot of thought into [joining the Association]. I was on the edge, but I thought "go for it". All I can say now is, it was worth it. The Cheeky Scientist Association private group is, I would say, invaluable. The modules are amazing, they're always growing.

Kristin Cederquist, PhD

Kristin Cederquist, PhD

Development Scientist
DCN Diagnostics

I actually joined the Association because I had a job, this is actually my second industry job. I was not so happy at my company, they were restricting me in a bunch of ways, and around January of 2016 I joined the Association. My resume had gotten me a couple of jobs already, but I thought maybe I could make it better, maybe meet some people around the area, and actually I did and it was very helpful. In the private group, I really met a lot of interesting people that come from completely different backgrounds and have transitioned into industry. They were very active and very helpful.

WHOM WE SUPPORT

There was a time when getting an Interdisciplinary PhD was a thing of glory. It was deeply challenging to obtain an advanced degree, but once you had it, career success was inevitable. You were treated as valuable in academia.

There was a time when getting a Interdisciplinary PhD was a thing of glory. It was deeply challenging to obtain an advanced degree, but once you had it, career success was inevitable. You were treated as valuable in academia.

But this is no longer the case.

For most Interdisciplinary PhD students and postdocs, tenured professorship is a lie. Day in and day out, Interdisciplinary PhDs exhaust themselves and allow academia to chip away at their mental and emotional wellbeing. The Interdisciplinary PhDs Guild is not satisfied with this trend. We are dedicated to showing PhDs something they have forgotten about themselves…

Their incredible value.

Industry needs what Interdisciplinary PhDs have to offer, and we have the resources you need to change your life with a high-paying, top-level industry career that fulfills you personally and professionally. It’s time to remember your value as an Interdisciplinary PhD and take your career into your own hands.

Here’s the Targeted Training You’ll Receive from the Interdisciplinary PhD Guild

Module 1 – Importance Of A Transition Plan

This module explores the importance of having a transition plan to get out of academia and into an industry position. We also discuss why there is no future for Interdisciplinary PhDs in academia and set the foundations you need to understand your value in industry and start thinking about the steps you have to take to start your industry job search.

Module 2 – Know Your Skills And Options

This module explores the most relevant transferable skills that Interdisciplinary PhDs develop during their time in grad school and why these are so important for different industry positions. This module also discusses the concepts of partial and full pivot when it comes to your industry transition, as well as the specific industry positions where you can find rewarding careers. After going through Module 2, you will have a better understanding of the careers available to you and which are a better fit, so you can start setting up your job search strategy.

Module 3 – Mastering The Industry Mindset

This module takes a deep dive into the importance of a targeted LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter and how to craft each of them to ensure you wow industry employers. This module will show what to include (and what not to include) on your LinkedIn profile and resume to demonstrate your credibility as an industry professional. We will also cover some tips to increase your visibility on LinkedIn. Module 3 will teach you how to craft a resume and cover letter that will convince employers that you are a top job candidate. We will show you how to move from a resume that describes your previous job duties to one that showcases your quantifiable achievements and gives prospective employers confidence that you will produce in your target role.

Module 4 – Networking & Interviewing

This module provides instruction on the ins and outs of networking, informational interviews, and referrals. You’ll learn the right way to approach new connections that will help you grow and diversify your network. We also explain the best approaches to phone, video, and in-person interviews. You’ll learn how to prepare for each step of the interview process and how to respond to a variety of interview questions. At the end of this module, you will know how to leverage your network in your job search and how to prepare for different interview settings to ensure you land your dream position.

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Get Access To The Interdisciplinary PhD Guild Training Program & Network

If you’re determined to transition into industry and you’ve chosen the Interdisciplinary PhD Guild to make that happen, we’d like to welcome you.

As fellow PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and arts who oversee the IPG at the Cheeky Scientist Association, we know firsthand the challenges you face, the questions you have, and the information you’ll need to succeed.

We’re ready to empower you to make the transition, and we hope to meet you in the private group soon.

To your success,

The Interdisciplinary PhDs at the Cheeky Scientist Association

Success Stories

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Lilly Jin Xu, PhD

Medical Writer, Clinical Affairs
Agilent

I learned, in networking, not to expect anything back right away, but to focus on adding value. I also learned how to initiate informational interviews with other Cheeky Scientist members and also outside of the group. I'm still learning from the group.

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Keerthi Srinivas, PhD

Fermentation Scientist II
Lygos

As a postdoc and a person who has a family I can't just be careless with the money I spend, so I had to put a lot of thought into [joining the Association]. I was on the edge, but I thought "go for it". All I can say now is, it was worth it. The Cheeky Scientist Association private group is, I would say, invaluable. The modules are amazing, they're always growing.

Kristin Cederquist, PhD

Kristin Cederquist, PhD

Development Scientist
DCN Diagnostics

I actually joined the Association because I had a job, this is actually my second industry job. I was not so happy at my company, they were restricting me in a bunch of ways, and around January of 2016 I joined the Association. My resume had gotten me a couple of jobs already, but I thought maybe I could make it better, maybe meet some people around the area, and actually I did and it was very helpful. In the private group, I really met a lot of interesting people that come from completely different backgrounds and have transitioned into industry. They were very active and very helpful.

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50+ doctoral programs in humanities and social sciences won’t be admitting new students in the fall of 2021 (The Chronicle Of Higher Education)
70% the decrease in faculty job openings associated with the 2020 pandemic (Science)
1 of 1,100 PhDs will becomes a full-time professor (Science)
40% the extra time Non-STEM PhDs take to graduate when compared to STEM PhDs (Nature)
1/2+ of faculty members currently teach part time (Forbes)
15 years average opportunity cost for doing an academic postdoc (Nature Biotechnology)

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