Free professional development webinars from Beyond the Professoriate

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:05 AM

Beyond the Professoriate is hosting a series of online events in June and July to support graduate student and postdoctoral professional and career development. These events are free and open to anyone. Webinars will be held live, and replays will be available afterwards.

Below is a list of events, along with the link to the Zoom registration. 

All event information can be also be found here.

What ​To ​Do ​If You're Going on the Academic Job Market - June 19, 2020 | 12 p.m. EST 
Register here.

As we head into academic job market application season, we know there will be much anxiety this year about going on the job market for PhDs who are interested in academic careers. Join Caleb McKinney PhD (Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training and Development for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University Medical Center), Robert Pearson PhD (Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Career Planning at Emory University), and L. Maren Wood PhD (Founder, Beyond the Professoriate) in this conversation on what to do if you're considering going on the academic job market. After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

- Identify areas where you can prepare for going on the academic job market;
- Develop strategies of mindfulness and self-compassion when confronting situations of uncertainty;
- Develop strategies for maintaining an active scholarly profile during this economic downturn.

Building Professional Relationships Online - July 9, 2020 | 12 p.m. EST
Register here.

Networking is critical to a post-academic job search. But given social distancing and our uncertain times, how do you build a professional network from home? Join Beyond the Professoriate founder L. Maren Wood, PhD in this webinar for a discussion on how to build professional relationships online, grow your network, and build a foundation for a post-academic job search.

Making the Most of Graduate School - ​July 17, 2020 | 12 p.m. EST 
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Are you just starting your PhD? Or are you in your first few years and Covid-19 has drastically chanced your graduate school experience? Are you trying to get back into a groove and continue your research now that things have changed? Join faculty and recent graduates in this panel on making the most of graduate school as we head into a new (and different) academic year.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
-Develop a strategy to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
-Develop effective project management strategies.
-Create a plan for continuing professional development and planning for various career paths.

Click here to sign up to be notified of future professional development events from Beyond the Professoriate.