The Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options. All graduate students, postdocs and alumni have free access to premium resources provided through Wash U’s subscription.


  • Read inspiring first-person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs.
  • Learn about many non-academic career options and explore them in-depth.
  • See authentic examples of résumés and cover letters from PhDs who secured their first jobs away from faculty track.
  • Become part of a thriving, supportive online community where you can participate in discussions and network with PhDs outside the academy.

How to Access Versatile PhD

  • To access Versatile PhD, click on the button “Access Versatile PhD”
  • Log in with your WUSTL Key
  • Open Versatile PhD and click “set up my account”
  • Register for your free premium account

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