Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an online resource to help graduate students and postdocs prepare for and excel in diverse careers. UChicago is an institutional subscriber, providing access to Versatile PhD premium content, FREE for students, postdocs and alumni. Please follow these instructions to register as UChicago institutional user graduate students can access Versatile PhD as follows:

Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Recent Alumni: Log in to GRADGargoyle as a "student/alumni" and select Versatile PhD from the Shortcuts menu on the right hand side of the screen.

Other Alumni: Sign in or register for an account on Once you are logged into the Alumni Community, follow this link to sign up.

Please contact Mike Tessel with any questions.

Once inside Versatile PhD, an on-screen notification will confirm an upgrade to your account that unlocks every resource on the site. After this first visit, you will be able to log in directly to the Versatile PhD website for future visits and retain premium access.