Name: Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D
Title: Speaker, Writer, Coach
Company: Beyond The Tenure Track
What They Do: Career planning and professional development for Ph.D job seekers.
Field of Study:
Undergrad: African-American studies and Foreign Affairs
Doctorate: Cultural Anthropology
- Be Bold: Launch Your Job Search or Career Change With Confidence by Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D
- Instincts by T.D. Jakes
Listen in to the interview:
A Few Notes From the Show:
- Felt like should be doing something else besides becoming a professor after getting her Ph.D.
- Started doing management consulting on her own.
- Talk about a couple of questions you never ask a Ph.D:
- How’s your paper going?
- Are you finished yet?
- What’s the impact?
- Great discussion around the different levels of entrepreneurship.
- Entrepreneurship: Are you ready for the hustle? Start before you need to get money from it. Read everything you need to read, take advantage of resources around, test.
- Was offered a post doc position but decided to take a position at a non-profit instead.
- Get exposure to the commerce side of things early. Just because you are smart doesn’t mean you have to go into academics.
- Great story about money and social justice.
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