PHD CAREER TRAINING PLATFORM
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☑️ We provide the comprehensive career curriculum for graduate students and PhDs at 60+ institutions.
☑️ Since 2017, we’ve helped thousands of graduate students succeed in their job search.
☑️Each year, we help 35,000+ graduate students learn effective job search strategies and how to successfully leverage their degrees into meaningful careers.
Just getting started with exploring nonacademic career options, but you don’t know what kind of jobs you can even get with your PhD.
Stuck in neutral with no idea of how or where to start a nonacademic job search.
Struggling with a postdoc or academic position you don’t love and want to find better options.
Applying for professional jobs but not having the success you’ve hoped for.
Beyond Prof will give you the skills, strategy, and resources to help you achieve a successful career transition out of academia.
This is the gift that keeps on giving — once you know your value and worth to professional employers, you’ll find a new kind of career security.
Career security means you’ll be able to change jobs if you want. You’ll be able to move cities. You’ll be able to increase your salary. You’ll be able to join new projects, colleagues, companies. You’ll be empowered to pursue new options.
Career security means being empowered to build a professional career and life you love.
"My journey from a scared, anxious, imposter-syndrome-ridden visiting faculty member to a much more confident enthusiastic user experience research would not have been possible without Maren's expert advice and recommendations; supportive but honest feedback; tailored training on translating my skills and experiences into industry language and documents.... and much, much more.
Beyond the Professoriate helps PhDs learn job search strategies through on-demand trainings so they can secure employment after graduation. You’ll be empowered to tackle your job search with confidence in your skills and strategies when you enroll today.
Our platforms help graduate students explore career options; learn job search strategies through structured curriculum; and secure employment in their field of interest.
Know Your Options & Find Your Optimal Career Pathway™
Many PhDs skip the Discovery stage, which leads to frustration and job search failure. As the most important job search stage for ensuring you pursue careers meaningful to you, in this course Dr. Wood will help you quickly and effectively identify your strengths, skills, and potential career pathways. This foundational work will allow you to leverage your education into a career you find meaningful and intellectually stimulating.
Highlights of this course:
Learn How to Master the Foundational Framework for PhD Career Transitions
In our second course, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of executing a successful job search—from job documents, to LinkedIn and the secret key to a successful career transition. After completing this training, you’ll know how to recognize your worth in industry and confidently engage employers in any career sector.
Highlights of this course:
Execute a Job Search with Proven PhD Job Search Strategies
Now its time to master the job application process. Learn how to set goals, modify your resume, prepare for interviews, and negotiate your job offers. Implementing a job search comes easy when you’ve done the foundational work in Step 1 & 2.
Highlights of this course:
Build Your New Career & Professional Sphere
With our one-of-a-kind career exploration library, you’ll leave behind any concerns about nonacademic career pathways. You can listen to PhDs from all academic discipline, so that you can get the perspective you need to launch and build your new professional career.
Additional highlights for building your career:
The Entire Beyond Prof 4-Step Framework for Career Transition
You’ll learn the step-by-step process of a successful job search, and stop wasting time with common mistakes PhDs make in failed job searches.
A Clear Roadmap for Intellectually Engaging Careers
Learn how to conduct a successful job search without giving up the intellectual work you love. Priorities change–what we want out of a job changes. You’ll learn how to launch a new career without giving up what’s important to you.
Attendance to Career Conferences and Special Events
Your membership includes attendance to any of our career events offered during the course of your enrollment. This includes events such as our monthly live professional AND academic career webinars, as well as our annual career conferences.
But because we’re super excited about welcoming individual members into our Career Training Platform, you have the opportunity to enroll for just…
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If you answered YES to any of these, then Beyond Prof’s platform could be a great solution for helping you find your career path & take clear actions steps to move forward in your job search.
Total value starting: $738 but you can get started today for $297 USD.
Yes, you can! You can access our Demo Site, which will give you limited access to our curriculum and platform.
For 6 months access to the Career Training Platform: $297 USD.
For 12 month access to the Career Training Platform: $497 USD.
There’s a lot of career advice online you could wade through, but I’m guessing you’ve already done that and you’re frustrated with information overload (kind of like the awkward family conversations where everyone wants to give “helpful” advice about your future…).
This 4-step career transition process is unique to Beyond Prof and based on 7 years of research.
I’ve taken all that I’ve learnt working with hundreds of PhDs and compiled it into a clear system to follow so that you can avoid frustrating (and time-consuming) trial and error.
I totally understand job searching while doing your master’s can feel overwhelming — especially when you’ve got coursework, internships, and your career to build.
But let’s think about what’s “overwhelming” here.
Typically, overwhelm happens when we don’t have a step-by-step, proven process to help us move forward in a job search. Our career training platform works exactly BECAUSE the job search process is overwhelming without it.
You won’t be doing a million things at once in the Training Platform.
You’ll have on-demand access to answers about your job search, whenever you need support. You’ll use the lessons to help you navigate challenges in your job search, and gradually get breakthroughs that will have you eager to keep moving forward.
When a job search feels messy and unknown, our platform and job search strategies will help you keep moving forward with purpose.
1) Beyond Prof is a holistic platform for professional development and career transition. Inside, you’ll find live events, multiple courses, and a career resource library to help you ease your anxieties about a nonacademic career. Attend events, conferences, and search our video library to hear from over 200 PhDs in nonacademic careers so that you can get the perspective you need to launch your job search.
2) Beyond Prof’s 4-stage career transition process is unique to our programming. Student feedback tells us that the 4-stage curriculum provides structure and clear action-steps in what can otherwise be an overwhelming process.
Put our 4-step proven strategy to work, and your job search process will be transformed, preparing you for career success.
Behind the Scenes of Beyond Prof
Dr. L. Maren Wood earned her PhD in early American history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning her PhD, Maren worked as an adjunct for several years before deciding to leave academia. She first worked as a consultant with the American Historical Association and the Chronicle of Higher Education, researching career outcomes for PhDs.
In 2017, she founded Beyond the Professoriate with the mission of empowering PhDs to consider the range of career options available to them in the creative economy. Aurora launched to institutional partners shortly after. Her work with PhDs in career transition has been featured in leading industry publications and peer reviewed books. She has also served as external advisor on committees such as the Council of Graduate Schools Humanities Advisory Committee.
Dr. Wood is a certified career coach with Strong Interest Inventory® Certification, and is regularly sought as a keynote speaker at national and international conferences. She also writes for Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education.