In our newest “how can we help you?” thread, a reader asks:
Hey, asking for a friend: has anyone used/consulted ‘the professor is out’ for help making the transition to a non-academic career path? I know a while ago there were some threads on another site about their academic services, but wondering specifically about whether they would be helpful in thinking about non-academic options. Thanks in advance!
Good question. I was well aware of the Professor Is In, but wasn’t aware of their Professor Is Out services until now. One reader submitted the following response:
I have not used “the professor is out” for that. I did reach out to them in my first year on the TT, and I was surprised at how unreceptive they were to my inquiries. Ymmv. If this is appropriate, may I suggest reaching out to Larry McGrath, https://www.larrysmcgrath.com/career-consulting. He himself found a way out, from a phd in French intellectual history (and plenty of familiarity with philosophy), to private industry work. He now consults with other scholars looking to go a similar road, and I believe he has worked with a number of philosophers. Disclosure: although I have not worked with him in this regard (I’m still toiling away in philosophy), I know Larry socially.
Anyone else have any helpful tips or experiences to share?
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