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Career Advice by PhDs, for PhDs

Did you miss the conference? You can watch all session videos!

Two days of presentations from PhDs working beyond the professoriate. Learn strategies to find your next great career! Hosted by BP, in partnership with Mitacs.

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The full conference program and information about all our speakers available here.

Day 1: Professional Development Day (live on Saturday, 5 May 2018)

Demystify the non-academic job search process! After attending these 4 career seminars, you’ll be able to:

  • Use successful, up-to-date strategies to find your preferred job
  • Understand how hiring really works nowadays outside academia
  • Leverage the internet the right way to get the job you want
  • Apply resume writing strategies aimed at landing you job interviews

Day 2: Career Day (live on Saturday, 12 May 2018)

Hear what it's really like to work beyond the professoriate! After these 4 career 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.

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Praise for the 4th Annual Conference

"The Beyond the Professoriate conference is an excellent way to engage in a professional development conference without the expense of traveling. The flexible options of participating live and/or watching recorded sessions later make the conference accessible and allow you to 'participate' according to your schedule. The session topics offer a wide range of choices regardless of where you are on the PhD path. 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. Experts in the Beyond Prof community are extremely generous with their insights and tips and very open about the twists and turns their own professional journeys have taken. As an ABD, I'd been feeling stressed, insecure, and stuck, but this conference restored my sense of confidence and excitement for the future. The panelists at Beyond Prof gave me practical strategies I can start using right now to make the leap from grad student to working professional."

- Katie H.

"It was a wonderful conference and great venue for a PhD student (like myself) to actually think not only in terms of our accomplishments but also skills. We in academia often think only about what we have done, and not necessarily what we can do, which is equally important. I learned great deal and felt like I have enough tools to move strategically forward, both academic and alt-ac job markets!"

- PhD Candidate in Communications

"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, PhD

"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, PhD

"The Beyond the Professoriate was a terrific investment of time and attention. I gained more new information from the webinars than I have at any comparable in-person event."

- Carolyn Steele, PhD

"This conference touched on all of the relevant aspects of transitioning from academia that I have been exploring on my own, and now I have tons of notes from all of the suggestions and anecdotes from the presenters as I move forward with my job searches! 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.

"I am very happy I was able to attend this conference. ... I am especially thankful to the presenters for their detailed tips and advice on how to look for alt-ac jobs and not to be afraid of the process that seems so foreign and intimidating. I no longer feel that I will be unable to successfully position myself in a non-academic world. In fact, this conference has reassured me that I have a great potential to get employment and contribute my skills and expertise to meet the needs of different communities and professional groups outside of academic circles."

- Annagul Yaryyeva

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