PROFESSIONAL CAREER STRATEGIES
BY BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE
Successful completion of the Professional Career Strategies certificate ensures PhDs recognize their transferable skills, articulate their abilities to non-academic employers, and apply proven professional strategies to their chosen career.
Any graduate student or PhD, transitioning out of academia will benefit from completing the certification through Beyond the Professoriate. It provides necessary training for a successful non-academic job search including:
PhDs earn the certificate by completing all 3 modules in the Professional Careers Program of Study course. Completion of the course will take approximately 30 hours.
For PhDs & Graduate Students
√ Empower you to make informed career choices.
Not all employment opportunities are created equal. Certification prepares you to assess your best career fit where you’ll thrive.
√ Build, grow, and expand your professional network.
Most people find their job through their network. Certification will teach you how to authentically build and grow a community that will help you during your career transition.
√ Recognize and articulate your skills to build an impactful career.
We often consider the academic tasks we perform, but not the skills we develop. Certification demonstrates you’ve considered the development of transferable skills and can describe them to an employer.
√ Increase Your Confidence
You’ll be more confident as you navigate the path to employment. You’ll know what your skills are and the value you bring to potential employers.
√ Expand Your Career Prospects
Completion of the program of study demonstrates to potential employers that you’re committed to transitioning out of academia.
Universities that support graduate student career skill enhancement, identify graduate student experience as a key priority, and include professional development for graduate students in their strategic plans should offer the Certification to their students. Certification is available through Aurora, Beyond the Professoriate’s e-learning platform. The certificate: