Beyond the Professoriate Online Career Conference for Ph.D.s
Over the past ten years, Beyond Prof’s annual online career conference has helped nearly 12,000 doctoral students, Ph.D.s, and faculty build careers beyond the professoriate. This year’s conference continues our mission to empower Ph.D.s to explore their career options and build meaningful careers. After years of being successful in academia, it can be daunting and overwhelming to launch a professional job search. Every one of our speakers has been where you are now, but they have successfully made the leap to industry and are thriving. They want to help you do the same.
Join us May 1st through May 5th for workshops that will help you build a foundation for your job search strategy. On May 6th, attend career panels that will help you learn about career options and what it takes to pursue a nonacademic career with a Humanities, Social Science, or STEM Ph.D.
Duke graduate students can attend this conference for free, including access to replays of events, through The Graduate School's subscription to Beyond the Professoriate. Advance registration is required.
Monday, May 1, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: What Employers Actually Value About Your Degree
Tuesday, May 2, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: How to Write a Résumé
Wednesday, May 3, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: How to Network When You Don’t Have a Network
Thursday, May 4, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
Friday, May 5, 12:00 to 1:00 pm: How to Find Jobs During Times of Mass Layoffs/Recessions
Saturday, May 6, 11:00 to 11:45 am: Advice for Finding a Job as a Humanities Ph.D.
Saturday, May 6, 12:00 to 12:45 pm: Advice for Finding a Job as a Social Science Ph.D.
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 to 1:45 pm: Advice for Finding a Job as a Biological Life Science Ph.D.
Saturday, May 6, 2:00 to 2:45 pm: Advice for Finding a Job as a STEM Ph.D.
Professional Development, Careers Beyond Academia, Communication, Professional Adaptability, Self Awareness, PhD Career Paths