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 members-only video library.

PhD Career Panels 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.

Be a Professor:

For Grad Students & PhDs on the Academic Job Market

All Welcome. Free to attend live.
Community Members can watch video replays free during a 2 weeks period.
Rent past videos from members-only video library.

Learn how to prepare a for first-round or preliminary interviews for academic faculty positions at a variety of institution types in the United States. These interviews may take place on the phone, over Skype or similar videoconference software, or in person at a conference. They precede on-campus interviews. This is a FREE webinar, but live attendance limited to 100 participants

Dr. Johanna Frances Yunker, Assistant Director for Higher Ed Careers, Graduate School Office of Professional Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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

All Events are Free to Attend and Begin at 12pm ET

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.

Past webinars are free to watch here. 

Nov 1: Motivating INformed Decisions: An Experiment on Effective Career Development Interventions for Life Science PhDs
Gabriela C. Monsalve, Program Director, Motivating INformed Decisions (MIND) Program, University of California, San Francisco

Nov 15:  Mitacs Research & Training Funding Opportunities for Students and Postdocs
Forough Khadem, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs
Eva Reddington, Manager, Research Collaborations, Mitacs
Amanda Rossi, Business Development Specialist, Mitacs
Kaitlyn Shannon, Manager, International Research Awards, Mitacs

Nov 29:   Changing Department Culture around PhD Careers: A Foreign Languages Case Study
Evan Torner, Assistant Professor, German Studies, University of Cincinnati