A peer-led community, Open Post Academics is an open and welcoming space to empower people with a Ph.D. to bring their knowledge and expertise to the world.


Please register below for the events that you would like to attend. Folks with a PhD, or who are ABD and who are considering non-academic work are welcome.

Events are free of charge. Times below are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

Faciliating Workshops Online on Wednesday, October 14th 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Beth M. Duckles

Four Metaphors for Leaving the Academy on Wednesday, October 21st 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Beth M. Duckles

How to Actually Leave the Academyon Wednesday, November 4th 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Writing Groups

Writing Sessions These groups are a chance to write 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. Free of charge.

Writing groups are coordinated on the #writing channel of the OPA Slack and timing is subject to change. To sign up for the OPA Slack, please fill out this form.

Coffee Chats

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

Register for Coffee Chats Here

Mailing List

If you’d like to know what we’re up to, make sure you’re on the mailing list.

Resources for Post Academics

Our online book called “Leaving the Academy: Resources from Open Post Academics” is openly available.

In this book, we share hundreds of resources, links and suggestions that have helped others who are thinking about a post academic life. The book mirrors the OPA Fellowship curriculum including notes from our calls and exercises we did. If you need support as you’re thinking about leaving academia it’s a great place to start.

We welcome feedback and additional resources.

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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