This post is self-serving, so don’t read it if you are looking for a travel tip or deal. But a student still progressing through my former graduate program operates a blog of her own called Branching Points. Liza’s focus is on non-academic career paths for those with a graduate education, something I’ve struggled with in the last couple years as I figure out what I’m going to do with my life.
What was particularly interesting about her interview request is that we’ve only briefly met, and she actually found my blog — originally — through a Google search looking for cheap travel. That’s the same way I stumbled across Flyertalk all those years ago, and it amuses me that we are so close yet don’t really know each other. I even chaired a student-run seminar series on non-academic careers!
For those who are interested, I answered her Q&A with the most detail to date about how I ended up as a blogger. Feel free to chime in here or there if you have more questions, and please contact Liza if you or someone you know has a graduate degree but pursued a less conventional occupation. I know she’s looking for more contributors all the time.