Versatile PhD Access

If you're a UNL student or postdoc, you have free access to the premium content area at, including non-academic job listings, sample résumés and cover letters, and career panel discussions.

Versatile PhD Premium Access
(My.UNL login required)

Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.

At Versatile PhD you'll find:

  • Examples of successful résumés and cover letters that resulted in STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs getting their first post-academic positions.
  • Compelling first-person narratives written by successful STEM, humanities, and social science PhDs who've gone on to non-academic careers, describing how their careers have developed after grad school and where they are today.
  • A thriving, supportive web-based community where you can participate in discussions, network with PhDs, MFAs, and MAs outside the academy, or just listen and learn.
  • Detail-rich panel discussions in which Versatile PhDs working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from grad students like you. Past topics include Freelance Writing and Editing, Higher Education Consulting, Management Consulting, Federal Government and University Administration.

The Versatile PhD can be accessed anytime, from any computer and is confidential.