Building a Career in Higher Education
Dr. Mele Kramer is a Walden PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology graduate who recently started a new position as a director of an I/O psychology program at a state university. In 2021, Dr. Kramer shared her inspiring story on the Walden University Career Planning and Development Blog, It Is Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams. We wanted to reconnect with Dr. Kramer a year later to learn how her Walden experience helped her grow as a leader, innovator, instructor, and researcher in higher education.
In the following short video, Career Planning and Development Manager, Dina Bergren, interviews Dr. Kramer on how she maximized her time at Walden to build leadership, academic research, and communications skills, while also working with Walden’s Career Planning and Development team to prepare for career success at the doctoral level. Dr. Kramer also shares her insights and advice on how to break into higher ed teaching and make a broader impact inside higher education institutions.
Resources to Prepare for Higher Education Careers:
- Doctoral Resources Page
- Doctoral Webinars (doctoral-level career paths)
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) Guide
- Job Search Sites by Subject (Higher Education/Online Learning job boards)
- Webinar: How Did You Get That Adjunct Position?
- Watermark Insights: Resources Hub
Interview Contributed by Mele Kramer, Walden Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate
Written and Recorded by Dina Bergren, Manager, Career Planning and Development