Happy Doc Student Podcast

#69 Career Diversity & The Doctorate with Dr. Leonard Cassuto

March 09, 2022 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 69
Happy Doc Student Podcast
#69 Career Diversity & The Doctorate with Dr. Leonard Cassuto
Show Notes

In this episode, I continue the conversation with Dr. Leonard Cassuto,  professor of English at Fordham University.

Be sure to listen to episode #53: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1547113/9484429

Highlights:

1.     Tenure-track jobs are diminishing, so if we teach doctoral students to want those jobs above all other jobs, we are teaching them to be unhappy. 

2.     As a doctoral student you MUST be the CEO of your education (and where it lands you).

3.     Think about what REALLY interests you (ask: What sparks joy in me?) and then view your doctoral education as a mechanism for gaining skills that will allow you to explore many possibilities on the job market. 

4.     You are learning broad and transferable skills - you are becoming an information specialist, you are learning how to teach people things (orally, in the written word, formally, informally) etc.

5.     Stop thinking too narrowly when you think about your doctorate (truly the sky is the limit!).

6.     Career diversity is about taking the skills you have learned and combining them with a profession that gives you pleasure.

Check out Imagine PhD here: https:/https://www.imaginephd.com/

Listeners can receive a 30% discount on The New PhD with the code HTWN from the publisher’s site, press.jhu.edu

Connect with Len
twitter: @LCassuto
instagram: l_cassuto

Get The Happy Doc Student Handbook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578333732

Other resources available at: http://Expandyourhappy.com 

Support this free content by treating Heather to a yummy green tea: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/expandyourhappy



Review the Happy Doc Student Handbook here: https://amzn.to/3LHqMda