Our online book called “Leaving the Academy: Resources from Open Post Academics” is now available!!
In this book, we share the information from the first cohort of our Open Post Academic curriculum including notes from our calls, the exercises we did (plus a few more) as well as hundreds of links and resources to support people with a PhD who are thinking about leaving academia. We welcome feedback and additional resources.

Coffee Chats

We host Coffee Chats on Fridays at 12 noon Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8) for folks to talk and make connections. You are welcome to join us if you are ABD or you have a PhD! Coffee chats are free of charge.

Register for the Friday, June 5, 2020 Coffee Chat

Register for the Friday, June 12, 2020 Coffee Chat

Register for the Friday, June 19, 2020 Coffee Chat

Register for the Friday, June 26, 2020 Coffee Chat


Sign up below for the events that you’re interested in. Times below are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8). Folks with a PhD, or who are ABD and who are considering non-academic work are welcome.

Naming Academic Toxicity Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (90 minutes)

We’ll discuss the impact of academic toxicity for PhDs who leave the academy.

Hosted with Borhane (Bo) Blili-Hamelin. Free of charge.

Writing Groups for Post Academics Time to work on writing in a group setting. Bring anything you want to work on, from an article you want to write to that email you’ve been putting off.

Informal virtual writing cafés

Writing groups are coordinated on the #writing channel of the OPA Slack. They are are subject to change.

Hosted with Marie-Eve Monette. Free of charge.

Mailing List

Keep up with OPA events and activities by making sure you’re on the mailing list.


To empower people with a PhD to share their knowledge and skills more openly.


The Open Post Academic Mentorship Program which was incubated through the Mozilla Open Leaders program. All participants in our programs agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.


Beth M. Duckles

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