We are back for Season Three!!
I do hope that you found some time over Easter to rest and feel ready for the new term? As if we ever feel ready for the new term?!!
This week’s guest is Jeff Weingarten who is a Professor of Language and Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada.
You can listen to the episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-phd-life-raft-podcast/id1537420258
Jeff reflects on his own difficult journey through the PhD and how he came to reflect on the narrative he had created for himself.
He talks about the process towards finding meaning in his work and how he managed his anxiety.
Jeff also talks about negotiating the job market and the importance of acknowledging the range of skills that you bring as a postgraduate scholar. He also stresses the importance of not being afraid to change direction and “tell yourself a different story”.
Here is a link to Jeff’s article: https://accute.ca/2018/06/11/tell-yourself-a-different-story-an-essay-on-surviving-the-job-market/
Here is a link to the book by David Epstein that Jeff references: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Range-Key-Success-Performance-Education/dp/1509843523/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3L41POJYKS9YL&dchild=1&keywords=david+epstein&qid=1619433854&sprefix=david+eps%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-1
You can contact Jeff on twitter: @JAWeingarten
Or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org