Beyond the Professoriate

Access the information, tools, and support you need to launch a meaningful non-faculty career


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Live Career Seminars and Panels

Learn how to launch your post-PhD career. Advice by PhDs, for PhDs.

Members attend career panels to hear first hand how PhDs from STEM, humanities, and social science disciplines build non-faculty careers in business, industry, non-profits, public sector, and higher education. Discover job options and learn strategies for career success beyond the professoriate. New content added monthly.

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On-Demand Videos

Learn anytime, anywhere. Pay only for what you want to learn.

Members receive exclusive access to our video library - rent past seminars or panels for only $9. New videos added monthly. Hour-long videos covering important aspects of the PhD job search and career exploration process.

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Group and Individual Coaching

Connect, share, learn, and take action to move your career forward.

Sign-up to participate in group coaching sessions facilitated by expert PhD career mentors.

Need more support? Members receive a discounted community rate on individual sessions with founders Jennifer Polk, PhD, and L. Maren Wood, PhD.

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Private Online Forums

Available to all members anytime, anywhere at no additional cost.

Ask questions and find solutions to the problems you’re encountering in your career transition. Our community is a safe, supportive space. Forums are closed to non-members and moderated by the Beyond the Professoriate Community Manager.

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Build Your Network

Connect with PhDs working beyond the professoriate.

Mentors come from STEM, humanities, and social sciences disciplines, and work in a wide range of careers. Send direct messages to mentors to ask questions and arrange informational interviews. Our team carefully selects who we invite to ensure you’re getting the best possible career advice.

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