Two days of presentations from PhDs working beyond the professoriate.
Learn how to launch your next great career!

Attend Live: May 5th & 12th starting at 11:00 am ET both days.
Price: Early Bird (March 1st to April 14th): $49 US (+ fees)
            Late Registration (From April 15th): $69 US (+ fees)
Where: Online! Attend the conference from wherever you are via Zoom webinar.
Video Replay: Watch all conference sessions on demand from 15 May 2018 until 15 June 2018.
Who Should Attend: Graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, adjuncts, faculty members ... and anyone else interested in learning about career options for PhDs!
Discounts: Buying tickets for your students or postdocs? Discounts available for bulk purchases of 10 or more. Learn more here.

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Thank you to our returning partner, Mitacs.

May 5th: Professional Development Seminars

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

L. Maren Wood, PhD
Jennifer Polk, PhD
Catherine Maybrey, PhD
Heidi Scott Giusto, PhD
Chela White-Ramsey, PhD
Demystify the non-academic job search process! After attending these seminars, you’ll be able to:
  • Use strategies for finding your preferred job
  • Understand how hiring practices really work
  • Leverage the internet to get the job you want
  • Apply resume writing strategies that result in job interviews
Praise for the 4th Annual Beyond the Professoriate Conference

"The Beyond the Professoriate Conference is a must attend event for anyone who is looking to transition out of academia." - Cyrus Fernandez
"Thank you for organizing this unique and valuable resource!" - Keisha Chin Goosby
"Hands down the best resource I've found for exploring post-PhD career options and learning how to successfully navigate this transition." - Katie H.
"Beyond the professoriate helped build my confidence as a job candidate and provided critical insights affirming that my PhD will take me anywhere I want to go- inside or outside of academia!" - Michelle Sneck

May 12th: PhD Career Panels

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Hear what it's really like to work beyond the professoriate! After these panels you’ll be able to:
  • Set expectations and identify ways to be successful after you leave academia
  • Identify exciting, meaningful careers that leverage your knowledge and skills
  • Develop a strategy to get a job in the current job market
  • Recognize employer expectations and get hired
Panelists live and work in cities across the United States and Canada and hold PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.
More Praise for the 4th Annual Beyond the Professoriate Conference

"This conference has reassured me that I have great potential to get employment and contribute my skills and expertise." - Annagul Yaryyeva
"A varied, positive and affirming conference - not only is there 'life' beyond academia, but this event proved that this life is a rich and varied one!" - Holly Prescott
"I am so happy to have had the opportunity to get all of this information and interact with the speakers about specific questions through the beyondprof community!" - Rebecca W.
"Brava! A pleasant, energetic, and thoughtfully designed event. I turn back to the videos for encouragement as well as advice." - Rachel Reeves
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