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Beyond the Professoriate
Over the past decade, enrollment in graduate education has rapidly expanded, but that’s beginning to change. The rising cost of advanced degrees, worries over student loan debt, and underemployment of graduates, have eroded the American public’s trust in the value of higher education.
But the value of a graduate degree should not be in doubt. Americans who earn a master’s or doctorate degree have lower unemployment rates and higher salaries than those with only a bachelor’s degree.
Our research shows that one of the biggest obstacles students face in leveraging their education and training is that they do not know how to job search effectively. In a survey we conducted of over 6000 graduate students, 50% lacked foundational knowledge about the job search and 89% did not feel confident in communicating their value to employers.
When they fail to land a job, alumni blame their education
and their institution.
But it’s not their education that is failing them; it’s their job search.
Through our two digital platforms – Beyond the Professoriate for doctoral students and Beyond Graduate School for master’s students – our partner institutions are able to prepare more graduate students for career and job search success.
By preparing graduate students for career and job search success, universities enable graduate students to communicate the value of graduate degrees to employers, thereby ensuring the reputation and financial security of their institutions.
In this information session, L. Maren Wood, PhD (Director and CEO of Beyond the Professoriate/Beyond Graduate School) will share:
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American Academy of Religion
Arizona State University
Bowling Green State University
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University (Postdocs)
Michigan State University
New York University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark
Southern Methodist University
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Merced
University of California – Santa Cruz
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Montana
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Saskatchewan
University of Texas – Austin
University of Wisconsin – Madison
William & Mary
York University (Canada)