6th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

May 4th & 11th, 2019

About the Conference

Attend Live: May 4th & 11th, starting at 11:00 AM (ET) both days.
Where: Online! Attend the conference from wherever you are via Zoom webinar.
Video Replay: Watch all conference sessions on demand from May 15th, 2019 to June 15th, 2019.
Price: Early Bird (March 1st to April 14th): $49 US (+ fees) | Late Registration (From April 15th): $59 US (+ fees)
Who Should Attend: Graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, adjuncts, faculty members … and anyone else interested in learning about career options for PhDs!
Discounts: Buying tickets for your students or postdocs? Discounts available for bulk purchases of 10 or more. Learn more here.

Beyond the Professoriate Community Members get 40% off conference tickets.

Add to Your Conference Experience

NEW for 2019: PhD Career Spotlights 

Wondering what it takes to launch a career as a Freelancer, UX Researcher, Policy Analyst, or as a Scientist in Biotech?  We’ve asked four PhDs who work in these fields to teach a one hour seminar so you can learn about working in each of these career fields. Our seminar leaders will provide an overview of the industry, highlight skills PhDs already have that will allow them to succeed, what additional knowledge or experience you may need, and entry level positions suitable for grad students or PhDs. Spotlights will be held in the evenings at 8 PM ET.  Reserve a spot during the live webinar, and catch the replay after, for $5. Learn more.

May 4th : Strategies for Career Success

Demystify the non-academic job search process!

After attending these workshops, you’ll be able to:

  • Work through the emotional aspects of leaving academia;
  • Develop and harness your professional network for a successful job search;
  • Leverage your education and experience to research careers that are the perfect fit for you;
  • Complete a successful non-academic application package.

Moving On: Dealing with the Emotional Aspects of Leaving Academia

Hillary Hutchinson, MA, MEd

How to Network for Career Success

Joseph Barber, PhD

Leveraging Your Graduate Education and Experience to Research Career Options

Stephanie Warner, PhD

Break It Down: How to Effectively Present Your Strengths and Skills in Resumes & Cover Letters

Clarence Anthony, Jr., PhD

May 11th: PhD Career Panels

The conference continues! Hear what it's really like to work beyond the professoriate.

After attending these webinars, you’ll be able to:

  • Set expectations and identify ways to be successful after you leave academia;
  • Identify exciting, meaningful careers that leverage your knowledge and skills;
  • Develop a strategy to get a job in the current job market;
  • Recognize employer expectations and get hired.

Panellists live and work in cities across the United States and Canada and hold PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines.

Higher Education




Add To Your Conference Experience

PhD Career Spotlights

May 6 - 9th, 2019

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

Career spotlights will be recorded and available as a replay. Advanced registration required. Community members can attend Spotlights for free. The event replay will be added to the community platform.  

Price: $5 each in addition to conference registration fee 


Katie Rose Guest Pryal, PhD

May 6th, 2019


Adam Ruben, PhD

May 7th, 2019

UX Research

Nichole Carelock, PhD

May 8th, 2019


Craig Roxborough, PhD

May 9th, 2019

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