After earning a PhD in classics from the University of Virginia and teaching at Tulane, Christopher Caterine left academia for a job at a corporate consulting firm. During his career transition, he went on more than 150 informational interviews and later interviewed twelve other professionals who had left higher education for diverse fields. Drawing on everything he learned, he wrote his book 'Leaving Academia', which helps PhD students chart their own course to a rewarding new career. He tweets at @clcaterine.
I earned my PhD in Classics at Princeton in 2018. Currently I am a Manager in the New York office of Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm.
John earned his Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton in 2012. Since leaving Princeton, John has worked for BCG in New York, Tokyo, and Rio. He is now an Associate Director for Delivery Associates, which partners with governments and other organizations around the world to improve people's lives. He leads their global Delivery Institute practice. John is a public sector change leader across Asia and the Pacific coaching ministers and senior officials to lead smarter and make change happen.
Mallory Monaco Caterine *13, Classics, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Kallion Leadership, Inc., Senior Professor of Practice in Classical Studies & Greenberg Family Professor of Social Entrepreneurship & Cole Fellow, Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Tulane University.
- "My department was surprised but delighted to find out that I was going to pursue a career in government, and in his introduction to my FPO the director of graduate studies said I was a good example of the various doors that a PhD opens other than the obvious one into academia."
James M. Van Wyck is the liaison for the Humanities & Social Sciences. He manages graduate student professional development programs, strategic communications, the GradFUTURES Fellows program, including the University Administrative Fellows Program, and the Community College Teaching Initiative.