When Michelle asked me to guest blog, before agreeing, I looked around to see what other blogs were like. I wrote back to her, “Well, it’s not exactly as if I’m the CEO of a company I founded, nor the ED of a great new non-profit. I’m actually a cog in the machine looking for […]
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I am the chief of staff and resident historian (that is, the head of the research and analysis unit) at Citi’s Center for Culture. The Center’s other two units are Heritage Services (the history archives) and Fine Arts. Although the roots of our company go back 200 years, to a small Wall Street bank, over […]
As a kid I loved reading anything that could help me to understand the world, past, present and future. In university I studied English Literature and critical theory and learned to see the world through the lenses of feminism, post-colonialism and socialism. Intrigued by the carnival traditions which stretched back to medieval Europe and beyond, […]
While I was still in graduate school, a fellow student called me “true believer.” I ran into her at the library, midway through a day of writing and research at the graduate carrels. She meant that I seemed like the type who was determined to make a career out of academia, no matter what. At […]
First and foremost, a big ‘THANK YOU’ you to Michelle, for building the network and offering the opportunity to blog about my work week. Through these posts, I hope to give you a sense of the challenges and opportunities of being a management consultant, as well as the commonalities that I see between consulting and […]
I chose Plant Biology as a field for graduate study because I loved the class work and I envisioned a career solving environmental problems. It remains a subject that excites me and sparks my imagination. About four years ago I transitioned to technology consulting and I am now a project manager and database developer for […]
I manage the German operations of DWPub, an international PR and media services company based in London, UK. Services offered by DWPub include an online research platform for journalists, a journalist directory, a press release distribution service, a media database and a media newsletter. Founded in 1997 by former journalist Daryl Willcox, DWPub started out […]
When I was invited to share my typical week on PhDs at Work, my first reaction was that my PhD is part of a former life, not this one. But the more I reflected on what I do today and particularly on what I like most about my work, the closer the old PhD felt. […]
I’m pretty sure I never imagined I’d find myself working in marketing or social media. In fact, social media didn’t exist when I was growing up, and the closest I could get to marketing at my undergrad institution was probably a degree in business or economics. Neither of these fields appealed to me enough to […]
In this introductory post, I will answer Admiral James Stockdale’s famous questions: If you told me the day I started graduate school in physics at Ohio State that I would today be managing a team of computer scientists at one of the leading social media companies on the web, I would have objected on the […]
I have been promising to contribute to this blog for quite some time now. Ever since I learned about this extended community of academic professionals whose careers have evolved outside of the traditional ivory tower setting, I have wanted to share my own reflections on a similar experience. My career has evolved along a path […]
My move from academia to “corporate America” reminds me of “the transitions” common to fantastic and gothic culture. I would like to be able to draw similarities of my transition to the sexier, more seamless transitions of vampires and zombies. But mine was not that. There was no on-screen bloody death, followed by two […]
I will confess that when I switched from studying poetry to studying mathematics, I didn’t notice much of a difference. This will tell you something about my sensibilities (though I’m not sure what exactly). When I announced over dinner to friends that I was leaving my graduate program in Comparative Literature, none of them seem […]