BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE'S
CAREER TRAINING PLATFORM
PROVIDED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS & THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Doctoral students and postdocs look to departments for information about careers. Yet, many faculty feel unprepared to provide the mentorship and support their students and trainees need to be prepared for today’s job market.
67% of graduate students and PhDs feel they lack the professional development they need for their job search.
Our PhD Career Training platform is uniquely designed to help departments prepare their PhDs for career success. With two programs of study (Faculty Careers and Professional Careers), your doctoral students and postdocs have access to the tools and information they need to make informed decisions and learn successful job search strategies for academic or nonacademic careers.
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PhDs are struggling to launch careers
Doctoral students and PhDs are struggling to build careers. 76% of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science PhDs, and 34% of STEM PhDs have a negative ROI. 34% of PhDs are underemployed.
When they fail to land a job in their career field, they blame their department and doubt the value of their degrees.
But it’s not their education that’s failing them; it’s their lack of job search strategy. They don’t know how to conduct a successful job search because they aren’t finding the support they need from their departments or graduate programs.
PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR CAREER SUCCESS
The reputation of a graduate program and, in turn, its long-term future, are directly connected to alumni career success.
PhDs need support leveraging their education into career paths they value.
That’s why we partner with 40 institutions (and growing), to provide scalable, research-driven career resources designed for the unique needs and demands of doctoral students.
Beyond Prof’s Career Training platform helps doctoral students and postdocs explore career options; learn job search strategies through structured curriculum; and secure employment in their field of interest.
After completing programming in the Platform students will have
Confidence in Their Chosen Career Path
When exploring career options, PhDs always ask us, “What exactly can I do with my PhD?” Through our trainings, students will learn how to leverage their education into a new career pathway, so they can get paid for their skills and graduate experience.
The Foundational Framework to Successful Career Transitions
Too often, PhDs submit resumes online and waste time in their job search because they’re relying on failed strategies and outdated advice. Through Beyond Prof, students will learn the step-by-step process of a successful job search.
The Skills to Nail Your Job Documents
Students will learn how to nail their job documents, so they can clearly articulate their value to future employers.
Students will learn the fundamental differences between applying academic and nonacademic jobs.
Overcome Fear of Career Change
With Beyond Prof’s one-of-a-kind career exploration library, students will leave behind any fears they have about nonacademic careers. They can watch interviews with hundreds of PhDs to gain the perspective they need to confidently launch a nonacademic job search.
The Know How to Engage Employers
By getting clear and recognizing their worth in industry, students will be able to confidently talk to employers in any career sector. The clarity and confidence they gain in their skills will make them strong candidates in their job search.
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Prepare Your Graduate Students for Success
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Typically we share these updates with department chairs, graduate coordinators, or program administrators.