EMPOWERING PHDS TO BUILD MEANINGFUL CAREERS
BY BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE
AURORA 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 30 institutions (and growing), Aurora helps grad students and PhDs leverage their education into meaningful careers, whether in academia or beyond the professoriate.
What's new at Beyond Prof?
Here's how AURORA can support your goals
Unique Curriculum: Research driven and proven to support PhDs in exploring meaningful careers — in academia and beyond.
Two Programs of Study: Academic Careers Pathway and Professional Careers Pathway.
One-of-a-kind Video Library: A space where student can watch interviews with 150+ PhDs working in all career sectors.
Complement On-Campus Resources: Digital, self-paced courses are available 24/7 for the busy student, postdoc, and faculty member.
Learn what Beyond the Professoriate resources can do for you.
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.