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Beyond the Professoriate’s 10th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

May 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - May 6, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Beyond the Professoriate’s 10th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs

Sponsored by the Global Higher Education Division of ETS and Pfizer

Over the past ten years, Beyond Prof’s annual online career conference has helped nearly 12,000 doctoral students and postdocs build careers beyond the professoriate. This year’s conference continues our mission to empower PhDs 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 PhD.

Not sure if our conference is for you? Beyond Prof’s online career conference will help you if you want to learn:

  1. About nonacademic career opportunities for PhDs and explore your options;
  2. How to leverage your education and launch a nonacademic job search with confidence;
  3. What it takes to build a successful nonacademic career as a PhD.

This conference is sponsored by the Global Higher Education Division at ETS and Pfizer.

When: May 1st through May 6th, 2023.

Attend Live:  Login to the PhD Career Training Platform. Weekday workshops run from 12 – 1 p.m. ET with career panels on Saturday.

Video Replays: Starting May 10th, replays will be available for 60 days on the PhD Career Training Platform.

Price: Free for platform members. Advanced registration is required.

Program Overview:

Workshops: Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET

  • May 1st –  What Employers Actually Value About Your Degree
  • May 2nd – How to Write a Resume
  • May 3rd – How to Network When You Don’t Have a Network
  • May 4th – Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
  • May 5th – How to Find Jobs During Times of Mass Layoffs/Recessions

Career Panels: Saturday, May 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

  • 11 – 11: 45 a.m. ET – Advice for finding a job as a Humanities PhD
  • 12 – 12:45 p.m. ET – Advice for finding a job as a Social Sciences PhD
  • 1 – 1:45 p.m. ET: – Advice for finding a job as a Biological Life Sciences PhD
  • 2 – 2:45 p.m. ET – Advice for Finding a Job as a STEM PhD

What past attendees have said:

“This conference has truly provided a sense of hope… The strategies have really given me a leg up in the applications. For example, I have received many interviews as a result of informational interviews, better cover letters, and better resumes tailored to the roles I applied to. I plan to continue to implement these tools throughout my career.”

“I wanted to drop a quick note of thanks to the BtP team. After attending the virtual conference this spring, I felt like I had the perspective I needed to move from scholarship into the ‘regular world.’ I finished the fall term as a contingent faculty member, but have started the new year in a writing and research position with an executive search firm. I am massively grateful for the perspective I gained through BtP.”

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