Are you an institution looking to provide additional support to your graduate students in their professional development and job searches?

AURORA is Beyond the Professoriate’s professional development e-learning platform for graduate students and postdocs. It is available exclusively by subscription to universities and professional organizations. (Individuals looking for career support can find Beyond Prof programming through our online course)

Aurora includes over 80 hours of on-demand videos, and new content is added on a regularly. Seminars, career panels, and interviews feature over 150+ PhDs who have successfully launched careers in industry, non-profits, government, and higher education. This is a one-of-a-kind platform, designed to complement existing resources on your campus.

If you’re an institution interested in AURORA, we’d love to show you what’s inside the platform. You can schedule an information session at a time that works for you. 

Subscribing Institutions

American Academy of Religion
Applied Psychological Sciences *
Arizona State University
Bowling Green State University
Case Western Reserve University
Emory University *
Fordham University *
Michigan State University 
New York University *
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Purdue University
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark *
Southern Methodist University

Syracuse University
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Montana
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas – Austin
University of Wisconsin – Madison
William & Mary *
York University (Canada)

* Coming Soon

What is AURORA?

Aurora is a professional development e-learning platform where postdocs and graduate students can explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment in academia and beyond.

Through the two programs of study in Aurora (Acacdemic Careers and Professional Careers), students are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs.

Click HERE to see an overview of the Academic Careers and Professional Careers programs.

Aurora also hosts a unique video library where students can hear from PhDs working in all sectors: academia, government, higher education administration, industry, and non-profits. Students learn about an interviewee’s specific career, important information about the job search process, and the skills nonacademic employers value in job candidates.

Who is AURORA for?

Institutions and professional organizations. Aurora is designed to complement existing on-campus graduate student professional development and career supports.

How does AURORA work?

Aurora’s professional development video seminars are available on-demand for the busy graduate student and postdocs. Learners can follow the modules that have been carefully designed and curated by our e-learning specialist, or they can watch seminars when needed.

Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working in nonacademic careers. Topics include career exploration, hiring and negotiating, and job search strategies.

Pre-populated questions, learning prompts, and a downloadable workbook help graduate students and postdocs apply their new knowledge to ensure a successful job search and career.

Why choose AURORA?

We update new content monthly, providing your graduate students and postdocs with on-demand current career advice. Our unique professional development platform gives your doctoral students access to PhDs in a wide-range of careers, supporting career exploration and engaged learning.

Send us an email at, and we’ll be happy to share more details with you. 

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