2016

3rd Annual Beyond the Professoriate: The Online Career Conference for PhDs
Hosted by Maren Wood (Lilli Research Group) & Jennifer Polk (From PhD to Life)

2016 Partner: Mitacs

Career Day, Saturday, 7 May 2016
Professional Development Day, Saturday, 14 May 2016

Purchase Tickets:  https://beyondprof2016.eventbrite.com

*See the Speaker Bios page for more information about our panelists and presenters*

New this year! All registered attendees will be able to replay videos for 21 days post conference.  So, if you can’t attend the day of, you can watch the reruns.

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Career Day
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Read: What to Expect on Day 1

11:00am-12:20pm EDT: Higher Education panel

Derek Attig, PhD Assistant Director for Student Outreach, Graduate College Career Development Office, University of Illinois

Mary Chaktsiris, PhD Policy Analyst, Council of Ontario Universities

Ania Gruszczynska, PhD IT Project Manager, Birmingham City University

Johanna Frances Yunker, PhD Assistant Director for Higher Ed Careers, Graduate School Office of Professional Development, University of Massachusetts Amherst

12:30pm-1:50pm EDT: Government and Nonprofit panel

Monica A. Evans, MLIS, PhD Workforce Analyst, US Department of Labor

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, PhD Education Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children

Dominique Riviere, PhD Program Manager, Grants and Operations, Studio [Y], MaRS Discovery District

Sarah Stoeckl, PhD Sr. Project Manager, Standards Department, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

2:00pm-3:20pm EDT: Business/Industry panel

Christine Buske, PhD Product Manager, Mendeley

Nandini Chaturvedula, PhD Associate, Ross Strategic

Josh Magsam, PhD Community Support Manager, Discogs.com

Christopher M. Stewart, PhD Senior Data Scientist, Tata Consultancy Services

3:30pm-4:50pm EDT: Freelancing and Entrepreneurship panel

Daniel Fincke, PhD Independent Online Teacher and Philosophical Counsellor 

Joseph Fruscione, PhD Freelance Editor and Writer; Consultant, The Professor Is In; Communications Director, PrecariCorps

Ysette Guevara, PhD Founder and Director of Play, Minds On Fire

Cathy Hannabach, PhD President, Ideas on Fire


Professional Development Day
Saturday, 14 May 2016
Read: What to Expect on Day 2

11:00am-12:00pm EDT: Hiring From the Employer’s Perspective

Catherine Maybrey, PhD Graduate Career Strategist, School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University; Owner, CM Coaching Services

12:15pm-1:15pm EDT: How to Translate Your Skills into Language Employers Understand

Chris Humphrey, PhD Project Manager, Triodos Bank; Founder, Jobs on Toast

1:30pm-2:30pm EDT: Mastering the Art of the Persuasive Resume

Melissa Dalgleish, MA, OCT Program Coordinator, Research Training Centre, The Hospital for Sick Children; Consultant and Writer

2:45pm-3:45pm EDT: 5 Things Every PhD Should Know When Conducting a Job Search on LinkedIn

Heidi Scott Giusto, PhD Owner and Operator, Career Path Writing Solutions, LLC

4:00pm-5:00pm EDT: How to Build a Robust Professional Network from the Ground Up

Michelle Erickson, PhD Founder, PhDs At Work; Strategic Communications Consultant, Erickson Strategies

5:15pm-6:15pm EDT: The Business End: Small Business Basics for Academic Professionals

Daveena Tauber, PhD Owner, ScholarStudio