Beyond the Tenure Track

Beyond the Tenure Track

Spring 2021 Events

Registration is required to receive links to these virtual events.

Summer 2021 Events by Beyond the Professoriate

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June 4 - Why every PhD should be on LinkedIn and 3 steps to get you started

Join Beyond the Professoriate founder Dr. L. Maren Wood for this live, interactive workshop. She’ll share with you strategies to most effectively use LinkedIn for your job search, and 3 steps to get you started. She’ll also share resources and programming in Aurora that can help you build an effective profile.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of LinkedIn in a nonacademic job search.
  • Describe your skills and value to professional employers.
  • Create a plan for updating and maintaining your LinkedIn profile.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

June 18 - Overqualified or Under-qualified? Which is it, and what to do about it.

Join Beyond the Professoriate founder Dr. L. Maren Wood for this free event. She’ll share with you the challenges PhDs face in their job search, how you can address them, and how the resources and programming in Aurora can help you communicate your value to professional employers.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the challenges PhDs face when applying for nonacademic jobs.
  • Describe the importance of translating your skills into the language of employers.
  • Apply strategies to communicate your value to professional employers.
  • Recognize how Beyond the Professoriate programming helps you in your job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

July 9 - What you need to know about going on the academic job market

Join Beyond the Professoriate founder Dr. L. Maren Wood as she hosts Dan Olson-Bang, PhD, for this live, interactive workshop.

Dr. Olson-Bang will share with you everything you need to know about going on the academic job market this fall, and how the resources and programming in Aurora can help you prepare your application package.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Outline the academic job market timeline.
  • Identify the essential documents you will need to apply for academic positions.
  • Develop a plan of action for going on the academic job market.
  • Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your academic job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

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Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate

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Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate offers on-demand video seminars to help graduate students across disciplines launch a successful non-faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working beyond the professoriate. Topics include career exploration, hiring and negotiating, and online job search strategies. Learning prompts help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.

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Past events in this series

When possible, the Graduate School Office of Professional Development video records professional development events and posts them to our YouTube Channel. Below are two examples from the Beyond the Tenure Track series.

Successful Interviewing

Presented by Kristina Vack

How Graduate Students Can Build a Personal Brand

Presented by Don Stanley