Off Campus: Humanities Scholars In Alt-Ac Careers

Episode 5 with A Zhu, working in higher ed as student, teacher, and administrator

June 28, 2022 Kino Season 1 Episode 5
Off Campus: Humanities Scholars In Alt-Ac Careers
Episode 5 with A Zhu, working in higher ed as student, teacher, and administrator
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In this episode, I interview A Zhu about her transition from graduate school in communications to working as an administrator in higher ed. We share our experiences with heavy workload, vague expectations, blurry work-life lines, lack of positive reinforcement, the feeling of inefficacy... and the false belief that we are in it alone.
You can contact A Zhu at law.history.2010@gmail.com if you'd like to have an informational interview with her.

You can email the podcast here:  offcampuspod@gmail.com
Also on Twitter: @OffCampusPhDs
Music credit: Robert John - Changes

Introduction
Higher Ed as "Natural Choice" for Smart Students
Grad School Struggles
Transitioning into Alt-Ac
Working as an Administrator
A Typical Work Day
Working Differently in Service Roles
Thinking Differently
General Advice on Alt-Ac