EMPOWERING PHDS TO BUILD MEANINGFUL CAREERS

Training Platform

BY BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE

WELCOME to the only professional development training platform that helps doctoral students and PhDs successfully transition into academic or nonacademic career paths.

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

As a member of the platform, you have access to research-based, structured curriculum to help you through each stage of your job search. Video lessons, workbooks, and assessments will help facilitate your learning experience. 

Check out the one-of-a-kind video library and watch interviews with PhD holders working in all career sectors: academic, government, higher ed, industry, and non-profits. Listen to our members-only podcast to learn how PhDs successfully build meaningful careers.

In addition to the guided video lessons, you also have access to monthly live events where you can learn the latest in industry hiring trends.

Here's how this platform can support your goals

Unique Curriculum: Research driven and proven to support PhDs in exploring meaningful careers — in academia and beyond.

Two Programs of Study: Academic Careers Pathway and Professional Careers Pathway.

One-of-a-kind Video Library: A space where you can watch interviews with 150+ PhDs working in all career sectors.

Career Advice When You Need It: Digital, self-paced courses are available 24/7.

Resources for PhD Career Success

PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

Research-informed curriculum to support PhDs and postdocs moving from academia into nonacademic career pathways.

Our four-step framework and courses will help you identify career pathways, articulate your value to employers, and prepare application documents.

FACULTY CAREERS

The Academic Job Market is more competitive than ever. Access self-paced courses to help you prepare your most competitive application package. 

Learn how to write CVs, cover letters, research and diversity statements, and develop a teaching portfolio.

LIVE EVENTS

Stay up-to-date on your job search by attending live webinars hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate Team. 

We’ll share research-informed curriculum and strategies you can use to successfully launch a job search in academia or beyond.

PODCAST

Our members-only podcast will help you explore career options and learn job search strategies on-the-go. 

Interviews and short audio lessons will teach you the proven process PhDs use to successfully transition from academia into nonacademic careers.

Featured Career Interviews

About Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate’s mission is to empower PhDs to build impactful careers and engaged lives, wherever smart people are needed. Our team knows first-hand the challenges PhDs encounter when they leave academia for careers beyond the professoriate. Each of our team members has a PhD, and our founder, L. Maren Wood has dedicated her career to helping graduate students and PhDs find success outside of academia. Learn more about our team.

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Based on hundreds of hours of research, we’ve identified specific stages that every PhD must go through when completing their degree and considering nonacademic job options.

The curriculum in Beyond Prof's training platform is designed to move students through the stages with strategy and purpose.

Students can take our free assessment tool to learn where they are at in the 4 stages, and which course they should complete.

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Our on-boarding quiz helps students locate resources related to their career of interest.

By completing 3-5 questions, our tool suggests a lesson students can complete to learn foundational skills and job search strategies for career success.

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Sample the curriculum available to students in Beyond Prof's training platform by clicking an image with a blue border. You'll navigate to the video lesson.

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