PHD CAREER TRAINING PLATFORM
BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE
Partnering with universities to scale career and professional development to meet the needs of all graduate students.
Reached by Beyond Prof products & services since 2017
Hours of training delivered to doctoral students and postdocs every year
Of platform users found structured programming helpful
Subscribing partners across the U.S. and Canada
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 60 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.
60+ Partner Institutions
American Academy of Religion
Arizona State University
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University (Postdocs)
Florida International University
Illinois State University
Michigan State University
Missouri State University
New York University
Northern Illinois University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark
Southern Methodist University
Tarleton State University
The American University in Rome
The Ohio State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University at Buffalo
University of Alabama
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Merced
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Florida
University of Hawaii
University of Iowa
University of Georgia
University of Guelph (Canada)
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
University of South Dakota
University of Texas – Austin
University of Texas – Dallas
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Van Andel Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University
William & Mary
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
York University (Canada)
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 60+ 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.
How students are leveraging our platform
As of tomorrow, I’ll be Associate Director of ******** at a pharmaceutical company. To be honest, with a PhD in Psycholinguistics that isn’t something I would have imagined…
Having a PhD and looking for jobs outside of academia feels quite niche, and the resources provided--especially the modules on finding your optimal career pathway and identifying your transferable skills into non-academic positions. I've raved about this module to many other postdocs and graduate students; it has been so helpful, beyond any other resources I've encountered thus far.">
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 perspective I gained through BtP. Thanks, all.
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.