Scaling Career and Professional Development

To prepare all graduate students for career and job search success

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:

  • insights into the challenges graduate students face when they begin their job search;
  • the challenges facing institutions in preparing students to job search effectively;
  • how the research-informed curriculum of Beyond Graduate School and Beyond the Professoriate can help institutions scale career and professional development in a cost-effective way. 

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Our Partner Institutions

American Academy of Religion
Arizona State University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University (Postdocs)
Emory University
Fordham University 
Michigan State University
New York University 
Northwestern University
Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Rutgers University – Newark 
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse 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)

What Our Partners Are Saying

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May 24th at 3 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. ET
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