This guide was created by me, Cindy Blanco, PhD. My own graduate and post-doctoral training was in Spanish, linguistics, and cognitive psychology, and I am currently a learning scientist at Duolingo.
As a graduate student, I never considered industry and was working towards a career in academia. It wasn't until my plans changed unexpectedly that I made a quick pivot to industry, without time to prepare. Since landing my dream job at Duolingo, I've learned a lot about what I and my fellow PhDs bring to the industry table.