Through the two programs of study in Aurora, students are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs.  Students and postdocs access resources to help them navigate the faculty job market, and explore professional careers beyond the professoriate.  

Aurora is only available to universities and professional organizations. Individuals should join the Beyond the Professoriate Community, the Online Career Hub for PhDs.

Currently, Aurora has over 80 hours of on-demand videos, and new content is added monthly. Seminars, career panels, and interviews feature over 170 PhDs who have successfully launched careers in industry, non-profits, government, and higher education. This is a one-of-a-kind platform, designed to compliment existing resources on your campus.

Programs of Study: Career Success

Professional Careers

Students learn how to launch a successful non-faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working beyond the professoriate. Topics include career exploration, hiring and negotiating, and online job search strategies. Learning prompts will help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.

Faculty Careers

Students learn how to launch a successful faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working in graduate schools and university career centers. Topics include c.v. and cover letter writing, interviewing, and negotiating job offers. Learning prompts will help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.

Career Exploration Video Library

PhD Career Interviews

These short videos are organized by broad discipline: humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences, and STEM.

Students learn about an interviewee’s specific career, important information about the job search process, and the skills non-academic employers value in job candidates.

PhD Career Panels

Students learn how to launch a successful non-faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working beyond the professoriate. Topics include career exploration, hiring and negotiating, and online job search strategies. Learning prompts will help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.

PhD Career Spotlights

In these one-hour seminars, PhD experts teach students about career fields in both the private and the public sectors. These focused spotlights provide students the opportunity to explore what it takes to be successful in a specific career.

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