Maren provides coaching & mentoring to PhDs and graduate students in career transition.   She conducts original research on the academic and non-academic job markets, and the history of the academic job crisis.

Beyond the Professoriate

The Online Platform for PhD Professional Development

• Attend Webinars & Career Panels • Watch Video Replays • Participate in Group Coaching Calls •
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 Bootcamp for the Post-Academic Job Seeker

A Course for PhD and Graduate Students in Career Transition

Bring Maren to Campus

Maren has spoken to student groups, post-docs, and faculty at institutions across North America including:

Harvard University | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Duke University | The University of Texas at Austin | University of California-Berkeley | Concordia University (Montreal) | University of Saskatchewan | Northern Arizona State University | Oregon State University | The University of Kansas | University of Louisville |  University of Iowa | University of Virginia | University of Tennessee-Knoxville | University of Lethbridge | University of Colorado-Boulder

Maren’s keynote presentation includes the most recent information on the academic and non-academic job market, and provides an overview of the non-faculty job search.  The keynote presentation is usually followed by workshops on: identifying transferable skills, resume writing and cover letters, job interview preparation, and career exploration.  Maren’s basic package includes a 90 minute keynote presentation, plus one 90 minute one workshop,  and a brown bag session with faculty.  Additional workshops can be added for an additional fee.  Speaking packages begin at $2500 plus airfare and accommodations.  To learn more, email

Checkout this webinar featuring Maren and her business partner, Jennifer Polk.

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