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Beyond the Professoriate Online Conference (Subsidized Registration)

Saturday, May 7, 2016
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Interested in exploring career options beyond the academy? The Graduate School is subsidizing a limited number of registrations for current students to attend the Beyond the Professoriate online conference on May 7 and May 14. This conference is designed for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s from STEM, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. During this two-day series of webinars, you will hear from Ph.D.s who have successfully made the transition to careers beyond the professoriate and learn job search strategies from career education professionals. Participants will join the conference online (or over the phone). After the scheduled presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion.

Registration, normally $49 for the two-day conference, is available to a limited number of current Graduate School students and recent alumni for $21.04, after a subsidy from The Graduate School. If you can commit to attending the conference online on both dates, please email Melissa Bostrom, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, at by 5 p.m. on May 2. 

More about Day 1:
"The vast majority of our panelists are working in fields that require them to draw on ‘soft skills’ rather than particular PhD-level technical expertise or scholarly content knowledge. The perhaps non-obvious connections between our panelists’ graduate school experiences and what they do now is common among PhDs working beyond the professoriate."

More about Day 2:
"On Day 2, we’re getting practical, with six presentations aimed directly at PhDs navigating a career transition . . . or considering doing so in future. This year we recruited experts we’re confident will share the latest information and suggest successful strategies to help attendees find jobs and build careers beyond the professoriate."

For more information, consult the Beyond the Professoriate conference website

Event Category

  • Professional Development