Career Events for Grad Students & PhDs

Launch Your Career as A Professional or Professor. Or just explore your options.

Beyond the Professoriate

For Grad Students & PhDs Interested in Careers as Professionals​

Community Members can attend the webinar live and watch video replays free during a 2 week period.
Rent past videos from our video library.

PhD Career Spotlights

PhD Career Spotlights provide attendees with an overview of specific career fields. Presenters discuss:

  • An overview of the career field.
  • Common tasks, skills, competencies required to succeed in this field.
  • The skills PhDs have that they can make use of in this field.
  • Job titles/entry level positions and organizations that have these kinds of positions.
  • Skills PhDs should acquire that you might not have developed during graduate school.
  • Ideas for how grad students/post-docs can prepare for a career in this field.

PhD Career Conversations

Come hear what it’s like to work in specific fields. Jen or Maren will ask the interviewee a series of questions. You’ll learn how they landed their job, what energizes and motivates them in the work they do now, and hear advice they have for PhDs interested in working in this career field.

Marketing & Communications (with Jason Myers, PhD)
January 29, 2019

Healthcare Sector (with Ras Viswanadha, PhD)
February 5, 2019

Management (Business) Consulting (with Nick Milanovich, PhD)
February 14, 2019

Be a Professor:

For Grad Students & PhDs on the Academic Job Market

Community Members attend live for free, and can watch video replays free during a 2 weeks period.
Rent past videos from our video library.

Join Laura Lohman, PhD, the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence at Queens University of Charlotte to learn more about preparing for your upcoming on-campus interviews. Join our online community to attend this event live for free, and get access to a two-week replay.

Upcoming Webinars for the Academic Job Market

How to Prepare for Teaching Demonstrations, with Barbi Honeycutt, PhD
February 5, 2019

Community Virtual Meet-Ups

Community Members can attend online video meet-ups. These are held via Zoom meeting.
Share tips and strategies, make new friends, and stay focused on the job search.

Join Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood for an open Q & A all about the job search! These events are held twice a month alternating between Monday and Fridays. 

Bring your questions, meet other members, and tackle your search. These open discussions are for YOU, which means you get a say in what we cover each time.  

The discussions are members-only live events, and are free to attend. 

For Faculty, Staff and Senior Leadership

Our Research & Innovation Series returns in 2019

The Research & Innovation series brings together researchers, faculty members, staff, and students to share best practices for professional development and career readiness. We showcase research, programming, and other initiatives from universities and other organizations across Canada and the United States, covering a wide range of disciplines.