The Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options. All graduate students and postdocs have free access to premium resources provided through MSU’s subscription.


  • Read inspiring first-person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs.
  • Learn about many non-academic career options and explore them in-depth.
  • See authentic examples of résumés and cover letters from PhDs who secured their first jobs away from faculty track.
  • Become part of a thriving, supportive online community where you can participate in discussions and network with PhDs outside the academy

This resource is only available to MSU graduate students and postdocs.  Access this resource through Handshake.