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).

How to Get a Job You Want

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Jennifer Polk

Networking and Informational Interviews

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Sandalia Genus

Online Workshop on Online Workshops

Wednesday July 22, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. with Beth Duckles

Community Call Talk about the future of OPA.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Writing Groups

Writing Café

Monday July 6, 2020: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Structured Writing Community Session

Monday, July 13, 2020: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT

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. Hosted by Marie-Eve Monette. 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. You are welcome to join us if you are ABD or you have a PhD! Coffee chats are free of charge if you register at the links below.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

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. It outlines the OPA curriculum including notes from our calls and the exercises we did. If you need support as you’re thinking about leaving academia it’s a helpful 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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