EMPOWERING PHDS TO BUILD MEANINGFUL CAREERS
BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE
PHD CAREER TRAINING PLATFORM
Beyond the Professoriate is the only online professional development training platform for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and PhDs that helps them successfully transition into academic or nonacademic careers. This research-driven platform is informed by nearly a decade of experience supporting PhDs to launch new careers with their skills and training.
Trusted by over 45 institutions (and growing), Beyond Prof’s Career Training Platform helps grad students and PhDs leverage their education into meaningful careers, whether in academia or beyond the professoriate.
PhDs are struggling to launch meaningful careers
Doctoral students pursue advanced degrees to build ACADEMIC careers. Yet most will end up in nonacademic positions.
53% worry that work & life will have less meaning outside academia.
89% cannot identify their value for nonacademic careers.
34% of PhDs are underemployed.
When PhDs struggle on the job search and fail to land a meaningful career in academic or beyond, they blame their degree and institution.
But it’s not their education that’s failing them; it’s their lack of job search strategy. They don’t know how to conduct a successful job search and they aren’t finding the support they need.
"It's not their education that's failing them; it's their lack of job search strategy."
PREPARE MORE GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR CAREER SUCCESS
The reputation of an institution and, in turn, its long-term financial stability are directly connected to alumni career success.
PhDs and graduate students need support leveraging their education into career paths they value.
That’s why we partner with 45+ institutions, to provide scalable, research-driven career resources designed for the unique needs and demands of graduate students.
Learn more about Beyond Prof's
Career Training Platform
Through our digital platforms, we provide scalable, research-driven career training designed for the unique needs and demands of graduate students.
Beyond Prof’s Career Training Platform helps PhDs explore career options; discover their values and articulate their skills; learn job search strategies through structured curriculum; and secure employment in their field of interest.
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Our alumni are the real heroes.
I've attended a few of your webinars, talked to you on the phone, I did informational interviews and I worked on my resume with Briget. Without these steps, I don't think I would have had the courage and the right tools to actually leave academia.
I finished the fall term as a contingent faculty member, but have started the new year in a writing and research position with an executive search firm. I am massively grateful for the perspectve I gained through BtP. Thanks, all.
Thanks to Maren, I've found a job and career field in which I'm constantly challenged ad learning, I'm more fairly compensated, and I'm empowered by the plethora of professional opportunities.
If you're considering careers outside academia, I can't imagine anyone better suited to coach and equip you for that transition than Maren.
Before I learned about your company I was a sad and disappointed PhD holder -- now and after following your advice (buying courses, attending webinars) for a year I am finally employed outside of academia and I feel very good about it because I;ve met so many other PhDs (just as you said) and I feel like I am doing useful and valuable work.
I will continue following your organization... but for now, I thank you very much and I should say that what you do does help people like me!
Suffice to say, I was blown away by the comprehensive contents on professional development offered on your platform. The topics covered are spot-on and relevant... I wish I knew about Beyond the Professoriate early on in my graduate career. I think the tools and webinars offered by Aurora are very helpful for many, whether it is a junior graduate student who wants to learn more about time management, or a senior PhD who wants to careers.
During this difficult time, Beyond Prof's content and community provided so much solace. Moreover, they gave me the hope and courage to eventually pursue a different path. After more than a year of soul searching and job searching, I'm so excited to say that I've finally accepted a FT position as a content manager for an ed tech company!
...So thank you, Maren, for all the work that you and the team do!! It really is life-changing for so many PhDs like me.
About Beyond the Professoriate
Beyond the Professoriate’s mission is to empower PhDs to build impactful careers and engaged lives, wherever smart people are needed. To do this, we provide career education and professional development to graduate students and PhDs in humanities, social sciences and STEM disciplines. Learn more about our organization, and meet our team here.