Lilli Research Group was founded in 2012 by L. Maren Wood, PhD.  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.

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.

Based on our research, we provide career coaching and counselling for graduate students and PhDs.

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, build an online presence, and more.

Interested in Boot Camp? 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.

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.  In June 2016, Maren did a free webinar for Chronicle/Vitae.

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.

Check out this free webinar Maren did with Jennifer Polk on Going Beyond the Professoriate.

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