2017

4th Annual Beyond the Professoriate: The Online Career Conference for PhDs
6 and 13 May 2017

Hosted by Maren Wood, PhD & Jennifer Polk, PhD
The #BeyondProf Team

2017 Partner: Mitacs

Tickets: beyondprof2017.eventbrite.com

Early Bird: $49
Late Registration: $59

Hosted entirely online (webconference).

Can’t attend live? All registered attendees will be able to replay videos for 21 days post conference.


Career Day
Saturday, 6 May 2017

11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET:  Higher Education Panel 

Doreen Badheka, PhD Program Director for Special Projects, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University – Newark 

Emily Bell, PhD Manager, Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Tania Munz, PhD Vice President for Research and Scholarship, Linda Hall Library 

Beth Seltzer, PhD Educational Technology Specialist, Bryn Mawr College

12:30 – 1:50 p.m. ET: Government 

Mylynka Kilgore Cardona, PhD Map Curator, Texas General Land Office 

Jessica Hartshorn, PhD Forest Health Specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 

Chandra Moffat, PhD Research Scientist – Entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Dragos Popa, PhD Senior Analyst – Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, and Corporate Reporting, Health Canada 

2:00 – 3:20 p.m. ET: Non-Profit 

Lisa Bélanger, PhD Founder & Scientific Director, Knight’s Cabin Cancer Retreats 

Trina Filan, PhD Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of Lewis & Clark

Michelle Seiler-Godfrey, PhD Grant Writer, High Desert Museum

Synatra Smith, PhD Education Coordinator, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center 

3:30 – 4:50 p.m. ET: Industry/Business 

Erin Arizzi, PhD Communications Specialist, SAS

Megan Brown, PhD Senior Talent Analytics Manager and Data Scientist, Amazon 

Simon Landry, PhD Head of User Experience, TACTAI Inc 

Darek Moreau, PhD Senior Aquatic Scientist, Stantec 


Professional Development Day
Saturday, 13 May 2017

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET:  Leveraging Your PhD: Identifying Career Paths to Suit You and Your Goals 

Catherine Maybrey, PhD Owner, CM Coaching Services

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. ET: Stages of the Job Search Process

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Data Engagement Specialist, Connecticut Data Collaborative 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET: Your Resume & Cover Letter

Kristine Funch Lodge, PhD Career Coach and Founder, IncipitCareer; HR Assistant, Alvord Taylor

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ET: Build Your Brand & Your Network

Jared Wesley, PhD Director of Learning and Development Policy, Alberta Public Service Commission 

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET: How to Articulate Your Transition Story in a Non-Academic Interview

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

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. ET: The Hiring Process

Josh Magsam, PhD Director of Community Success, Discogs