Connected Academics, a multiyear project of the MLA, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and several academic partners, has launched a new site on the Commons. The project, which will run through August 2019, aims to increase awareness of the variety of careers available to PhDs in the humanities and to help doctoral programs support students’ exploration of these career options. The Connected Academics site features resources, practical advice, and regular project updates; informational interviews and professional-development materials are coming soon. We encourage you to check the site often for new posts and to leave a comment on the site if you have a resource to suggest or something you would like to see featured.
Katina Rogers, deputy director of the Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY, has posted the alt-ac resources she used in her “Careers for Humanists” MLA15 workshop as files in the workshop’s MLA Commons group.
David J. Drysdale offers an extensive list of alt-ac career resources on his blog.
In September 2014, the Ontario Consortium for Graduate Professional Skills is launching a new resource for graduate students: My Grad Skills.