Lilli Research Group was founded in 2012 by L. Maren Wood, PhD, and Certified Career Coach.  The goal of LRG is to provide graduate students and PhDs in Canada and the United States with the information they need to successfully launch non-faculty careers.

Boot Camp for the Post-Academic Job Seeker
This five part course will teach you the skills you need to find a nonfaculty career. Explore your career options, identify transferable skills, learn to write resumes, build an online presence, and more.   Interested in Boot Camp? Check out the course outline and sign up for a free 30 min consultation.

Dissertation Writing Coaching
Struggling to complete your dissertation?  Maren can help you strategize on how to complete your dissertation and obtain your goal of earning the PhD.  She’ll help you identify why you’re stuck (procrastination is a symptom, not a cause!), help you break down the dissertation process into manageable pieces, set a time line, and be accountable.

Interested in working with Maren? Sign up for a free 30 min consultation.

We conduct research on the academic and non-academic job markets, the history of the academic job market crisis, and best practice studies on how PhDs successfully transition from academia to industry, government, non-profit, and entrepreneurship.

Below is a webinar: Who Gets Tenure Track Jobs: A Deep Dive into JobTracker Data.  This study was paid for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The results challenge much of the assumed wisdom about the academic job market.

On-Campus Workshops
Maren Wood is happy to come to your campus.  She can speak to your graduate students about the academic and non-academic labor markets and how to prepare for their job search. She has also conducted workshops with faculty on how to prepare students for an academic and non-academic job search. Contact us to invite Maren to your campus.

Check out this webinar Maren co-hosted for Chronicle of Higher Education.

Beyond the Professoriate
We’re a founding partner of Beyond the Professoriate, an annual online (virtual) conference for graduate students and recent PhDs interested in non-faculty careers.

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