Beyond the Professoriate: 10th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

by Adrienne Tsikewa, Graduate Programming Assistant
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 12:27 PM

L. Maren Wood and the rest of the team at Beyond the Professoriate are hosting their 10th Annual Online Career Conference for Graduate Students and PhDs on May 1-6. Read on for more details!

Beyond the Professoriate’s 10th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

Sponsored by the Global Higher Education Division of ETS and Pfizer

Leaving academia can feel like a big, mysterious step into the unknown. After years of being successful in academia, it can be daunting and overwhelming to launch a professional job search. For the past 9 years, this conference has helped nearly 12,000 doctoral students and PhDs confidently explore career options and begin their nonacademic job search.

The conference features workshops that will help you build a foundation for your job search strategy and career panels that will help you learn about career options and what it takes to pursue a nonacademic career with a Humanities, Social Science, or STEM PhD. 

By attending this conference, you’ll build foundational knowledge you need to be successful in your job search. You’ll also have the chance to hear directly from PhDs about their experience job searching, interviewing, and building new professional communities.

Attend Live: May 1-5 starting at 12:00 PM (ET), and May 6 starting at 11:00 AM (ET). Conference is virtual via Zoom webinar.

Video Replay: Yes! 30 day replay is available to all ticket holders.

Price: FREE for any graduate student or PhD to attend and $49 for an All-Access ticket for video replays. 

For more information and to register:

Program Overview:

Workshops: Monday - Friday 12-1 PM ET
One hour instructional webinars to teach you jobs search strategies. Topics include:

May 1st - What Employers Actually Value About Your Degree 
May 2nd - How to Write a Resume
May 3rd - How to Network When You Don't Have a Network
May 4th - Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
May 5th - How to Find Jobs During Times of Mass Layoffs/Recessions

Career Panels: Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM ET

Panel discussions with PhDs who have found rewarding and intellectually stimulating work outside of higher ed. Topics include: 

 11 - 11:45 ET - Advice for Finding a Job as a Humanities PhD
 12 - 12:45 ET - Advice for Finding a Job as a Social Sciences PhD
 1 - 1:45 ET - Advice for Finding a Job as a Biological Life Sciences PhD
 2 - 2:45 ET - Advice for Finding a Job as a STEM PhD 

Advanced registration is required and is now open.