What Does Every Anthropology PhD Student Need?

I entered my doctoral program hell bent on becoming a successful tenure-track anthropology professor. A little way in I realized that this dream meant jeopardizing my own and my family’s financial and emotional well-being. So, a few years before I finished my PhD—and not without a little soul-searching—I decided to pursue a career in industry. I attended webinars and programs from organizations like Beyond the Tenure Track and Beyond the Professoriate. Perhaps most importantly, these organizations reassured me I was not alone. Their resources were invaluable since I did not feel my department was a safe space to discuss career options [...]