Beyond the Tenure Track

Beyond the Tenure Track Events

Fall 2021 Events

Registration is required for all events.

Fall 2021 Webinars by Beyond the Professoriate

Webinars are held via Zoom and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required for day-of attendance.

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October 23, 11 am - Leaving academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare.

Leaving academia can feel overwhelming. It’s a big decision, and you want to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Plus it takes a lot of time (about 6 months to find a job).

You want to make sure you’re planning and preparing well in advance so that you can make a successful career transition from your current position to a new, meaningful, career where you can be paid for your education and training. Join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) for this interactive webinar so that you can be confident in your decision and knowledgeable about the steps you need to take. In this webinar, Maren will:

  • Explain the importance of the 4 stages of PhD career transition to your job search.
  • Describe how this 4-step process can land you a rewarding career that is intellectually engaging.
  • Identify your next steps.
  • Explain how Beyond Prof’s programming can help you in your career transition.

Register for Leaving academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare.

Beyond the Professoriate Career Assessment

Take the five minute quiz. Discover three steps you should take next in your job search.

Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate


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