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A resource for PhDs considering careers beyond the university

What's it like working outside academe? How should you prepare? This site explores these questions and more. Sellout is produced by Mark Johnson, an English literature PhD who found careers outside the university.

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Frequent questions about working beyond academe

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About this site and its insensitive name

Flown Philologists

Humanities scholars working beyond the fold.

Articles about selling out

The pros and cons of selling out

Other resources

More about careers beyond academe

About Mark Johnson

How the creator of this site found a vocation outside academe

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Recommended books

So What Are You Going To Do With That?, by Maggie Debelius and Susan Elizabeth Basalla
So What Are You Going to Do With That?: A Guide for MAs and PhDs Seeking Careers Outside the Academy
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Argyle Armada

The Professor and the Madman
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by, D.B. Johnson
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Every man as long as he remains alive is in himself a multitude of conflicting men.
  -D.H. Lawrence

Other Readings
Getting a Silicon Valley job, 10 things to learn in school, and getting hired at Yahoo! Guy Kawasaki
Ethnographers and Anthropologists are sudden corporate stars, Business Week
Religion professor to biotech CEO, WSJ
What do Employers Want? (You'll be surprised) InformationWeek
Putting your English or philosophy major to work, CNN
Geoff Moore: Renaissance lit. prof. gone mainstream, Business Week
For-profit education companies, Business Week
Pimping a PhD, Salon
Philip Greenspun's PhDs at work
Anthropology PhDs in Corporate Village, Fast Company
The Web Just Sellout
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