Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Beyond Academia Resource List

Printed material on Career Consideration and Transitioning

   So What Are You Going to Do with That? A Guide for MAs and Ph.D.s Seeking Careers                                    Outside of the Academy by Maggie Debelius & Susan Basalla
   Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student’s Guide to Earning a Master’s or Ph.D. by    
               Robert L. Peters
Outside the Ivory Tower: A guide for academics considering alternative careers by Margaret
  What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-
                 Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles

Résumé Development

  Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh
   The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes by Warren Simons and Rose Curtis
  Résumé Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer by Susan Britton Whitcomb
   The Only Resume and Cover Letter Book You'll Ever Need: 600 Resumes for All Industries                    600 Cover Letters for Every Situation 150 Positions from Entry Level to CEO by Richard Wallace 

Web Networking Sites

       networking basics and how tos: http://www.rileyguide.com/network.html
       http://www.connectworkchicago.com/Connect with alumni and other "in transition" professionals. Discounted fees for Loyola and free events.

Loyola University Chicago Resources

       Alumni association: Join the alumni association. Contact Karen Laguatan at klaguatan@luc.edu or 312.915.8677 for more information.
       Loyola Career Center: Donell Turner

Employment Sites:


MPON.NET – non profits   

GSA Jobs—government


Other Sites of Interest:

   Information on jobs in book publishing:  Media Bistro (www.mediabistro.com)
   Information on careers in media (including public relations):
•   chronicle.com/section/Home/5: regular featured column entitled “Beyond the Ivory Tower”
   Media Commons Digital Scholarly Network:  http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/ 
•   Alt? Ack! What to do with a PhD. (http://altac.blogspot.com/)
•   A dozen sentences that should appear in your (academic) job application letter.