After goodbye letter, Bartram responds to career advice

April 13, 2018

In a follow up to her viral “farewell note” to the academy, Erin Bartram has drafted an op-ed for those who would offer career advice to those who abandon the professoriate. Bartram argues that unsolicited advice might not necessarily be welcome, and adds that the advice-giver might want to consider their own motivations. Additionally, Bartram notes that departing PhDs come from myriad social and fiscal contexts, so any advice would have to take personal context into account. She closes by encouraging would-be advice-givers to listen to those who leave the academy. Chronicle of Higher Education