Free professional development webinars from Beyond the Professoriate - Fall 2021

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:45 AM

Beyond the Professoriate is hosting a series of free events to support graduate students and postdocs' professional and career development. These events are free and open to anyone. Webinars will be held live, and replays will be available afterwards. Webinars are free to attend or watch afterwards.

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

Mistakes PhDs make when translating their academic skills - September 16, 2021 | 9am PT
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The job search process is persuasive communication: you want to convince a hiring manager that you’re the right fit for the job! To do this, you need to provide evidence to the employer that they’ll find convincing, and present that information in a way that will make sense to them. If you’re struggling in your job search, chances are you’re not making that connection for the employer. Join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) to learn how you can be a stronger job search candidate. After attending this webinar you’ll be able to:

• Recognize the challenges PhDs have when communicating their skills to employers.
• Describe the importance of translating academic skills into the language of employers.
• Apply strategies to effectively communicate value and skills to employers. 

3 ways to fight back against imposter syndrome in your job search - Oct 14, 2021 | 9am PT
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Are you reading job advertisements and feeling overwhelmed by all the things you DON’T know? We get it. Starting a new career can mean starting over, learning new tools and developing new skills. The good news is that you love learning and you know how to research solutions to a problem! In this webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) will provide you with tips and strategies for overcoming feeling like an imposter as you explore new career fields and begin applying for jobs outside of academia. After attending this webinar you’ll be able to:

• Describe imposter syndrome and its negative impacts on your job search.
• Develop strategies to counter the negative effects of imposter syndrome.
• Manage your own self-doubt and imposter syndrome.

How to answer, “What can I do with my PhD?” - Nov 11, 2021 | 9am PT
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A PhD can set you up for an academic career, but what else can you do with your PhD? How can you identify other careers that align with your skills, values, and interests? In this webinar, L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder, Beyond the Professoriate) will talk about what employers value about your graduate education and training, and how to identify career opportunities where you’ll thrive. After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

* Recognize the biggest mistake PhDs make when beginning a nonacademic job search.
* Demonstrate the important of values and skills in determining a career.
* Use an effective set of criteria when evaluating potential career options.