What kinds of corporate jobs would be a good fit for someone with a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition?
I'm getting ready to defend my dissertation, and afterwords, I'm looking for jobs near me. Having already exhausted my education leads, I'm looking to the private sector for employment. Recently, when I mentioned the possibility of trying to get a corporate job, a friend asked, "well what are you looking for?" It stumped me because I actually don't know what kinds of jobs exist in the corporate world that might need my degree. There are three corporations nearby: Raytheon, Honeywell, and Intuit. I also wouldn't rule out government work or editing in the legal field. I studied argument and writing, taught courses for the University, participated in committees, and developed curricula. Any suggestions on what might be a good fit in the white collar world?
Asked By: TKO_12 - 5/5/2009
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My best guess: Analyst Technical Writer Trainer Compliance Grant Writer Marketing Also, try reading some business culture books and magazines to brush up on the difference between academia and the private sector.
Answered By: Beverly (Bea) - 5/5/2009
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These people might be able to give you some leads: http://ashr.org/index.html
Answered By: rtfm - 5/5/2009
There are essentially no corporate jobs for someone with your degree. You are likely destined to become a college professor. Certainly none that will pay you what you will get once you become a full professor... More
Answered By: chuckles951 - 5/6/2009
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