We are a group of humanities graduate students and professors at the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music dedicated to bridging the gap between academia and industry.
We design our projects to inspire academics to look beyond academia and think broadly about the ways that they can contribute to society. We are driven by the conviction that our unique training in the humanities affords us a broad range of skills that can, and should, be put to numerous ends.
As academic jobs dwindle and as the world develops faster than our ability to comprehend it, two opposing problems are becoming clear: we need more humanists, and yet humanists are feeling ever more precarious. Working PhDs empowers academics to think differently about their training, to consider their career paths with dynamic flexibility, and to find what it is that they love to do.