Academic Career Success

These videos are designed to help you make the most of your time in graduate school!

Beyond the Professoriate partnered with experts who specialize in helping graduate students and postdocs succeed in building successful academic careers. 

    • Develop and apply writing strategies to tackle all of your assignments, from completing your dissertation, to writing a seminar paper, or an academic journal article.

    • If you’re feeling overwhelmed and having difficulty prioritizing your projects, watch the two presentations on time management.

    • If you’re looking to publish your academic research, the presentations on scientific publishing and from dissertation to published book will teach you how to navigate the publishing process, and how a press makes a decision to publish or reject a manuscript.

    • Finally, if you’re applying for scholarships and fellowships, or applying for a postdoc position, you’ll find presentations designed to help you prepare your strongest application materials.

In addition to these resources, we recommend that you identify resources on your campus that can help you succeed in graduate school.

Check out the graduate school or postdoc office to learn about programming and resources available to you to support your academic career success.

Writing Strategies for Graduate Students and PhDs

After watching this presentation, you will be able to: develop a simplified writing process with achievable steps and goals; manage the academic writing process, even during challenging times; and master clarity and focus in your writing. 

Productivity and Time Management

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: identify and align your priorities with your purpose; create a useful schedule for tasks and goals; and apply effective tools for productivity. 

How to Balance Work, Life, and Your Career

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: identify the underlying causes of procrastination; develop strategies for managing anxieties and stresses inherent in graduate education and training; and apply effective tools for productivity and time management. 

How to Network Successfully in Academia

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: identify why networking can be advantageous; embark on networking without feeling uncomfortable; recognize the relationships already established in you network; apply practical strategies to network effectively; and expand your professional relationships.

Demystifying the Scientific Publishing Process

After watching this webinar, you’ll be able to: identify the different members in an editorial board and their roles for processing manuscripts; recognize the typical timeline from submission to publication; and apply strategies for evaluating, responding, and adopting reviewer comments.

From Dissertation to First Book

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: identify steps to create an effective book proposal; interpret the complexities of peer review and how to apply it to your book; and recognize how to avoid common pitfalls of first books. 

3 Tips for Successful Grant and Fellowship Applications

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: identify resources on your campus that can assist you in preparing funding applications; evaluate a funding opportunity to determine if your research aligns with the mission of the funding agency; recognize common mistakes grant writers make; and develop strategies to avoid these common errors.

What Every STEM Trainee Needs to Know About Applying for Postdocs

After watching this presentation, you’ll be able to: align mentorship needs and career objectives with the postdoc training environment; identify avenues to search for postdoc opportunities and funding; and navigate the postdoc interview process.

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Strategies to Thrive in graduate school and Beyond

Students build essential skills for building academic careers. They’ll learn proven strategies to help them navigate graduate school, complete their program, and build a foundation for a successful career.

Workshops are created and delivered by guest presenters who specialize in helping graduate students and academics build meaningful careers.

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