Sue May

Secrets of a Ph.D. Headhunter – 5 Key Tips for Landing a Job Outside Academia

By Susan Basalla May

Find out how to get a job outside academia, even if you aren’t yet sure whether you really want one. Sue will share tips and strategies from her experience as an executive recruiter for higher education. You’ll learn what employers really think about your resume, how to stand out in the crowd, and the critical first step that most graduate students overlook when hunting for non-academic jobs.

About Our Keynote Speaker

Susan Basalla May is the co-author of “So What Are You Going to Do With That? Finding Careers Outside Academia.” She earned her Ph.D. in English at Princeton University and has been a regular columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Beyond the Ivory Tower” column for more than a decade, as well as a frequent speaker at universities across the nation on alternative careers for graduate students. She is a partner with Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm specializing in higher education.