PhDs at the Crossroads: Career Counseling and Coaching for a New Direction

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Anne Hull, M.Ed., Career Counseling, is President of Hull Strategies, LLC, a consulting and training company that helps organizations develop and retain talent. Anne is past president of the Association of Career Professionals International DC Chapter. She established and managed a federally-funded career resource center in a top-ranked college and was affiliated with a national outplacement firm for 12 years.

For the past five years she’s worked with NASA/Goddard engineers, scientists, and PhDs in other fields. She is co-author of CareerScope designed for AAAS Fellows. She is an invited speaker for six years with APA PsychCareers APA International Conference. In addition to NCDA membership, she served as President of American Career Professionals International and is a member of Career Directors International, Career Thought Leaders and Maryland Career Development Association. Anne holds a certificate in Online Job Search and Reputation Management (Career Directors International). Contact Anne at

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Less than 1 in 5 newly minted PhDs find tenure-track positions within a year of graduation. As a career coach/counselor, how do you help them find their way upon discovering this hard truth? In this webinar we’ll discuss what is, and is not, unique about PhD clients. We will share lessons learned and discuss career management tools to explore alternatives to academic, to find satisfying careers for PhDs. You’ll leave with curated resources for yourself and to help your clients proactively find opportunities to design their careers.


  • List at least 3 common career development issues and challenges.
  • Outline a career exploration model for a PhD client.
  • Identify at least 2 assessment activities appropriate for PhDs.