Professional development and career training has to include postdocs

Jan 03

By Arne Bakker for Beyond Academia

Earlier this year I attended the ‘What Can You Be with a PhD’ (WCUB) conference in New York. This biannual conference aims – like our own Beyond Academia conference – to expose graduate students and postdocs to non-academic career paths. I

Yes, we can: A positive outlook on PhDs’ job perspectives

Dec 16

BClaire Oldfield for Beyond Academia

Yes We Can

We started organizing the first Beyond Academia conference in late 2012 as a small group of PhD students and postdocs: the Beyond Academia conference aims to educate PhDs on

Want to Transition Away From Academia? Where to Start?

Nov 27

BA2014_newLogo_garamond_generic_logoIn recent years, the post-academic movement has picked up steam, led by motivated graduate students looking for new horizons. It is fueled by the growing recognition among PhDs that there is a fulfilling life

The Beyond Academia Blog

Nov 13

Beyond AcademiaOf the tens of thousands of graduate students who enter PhD programs every year, more than half will pursue careers outside academics. The NIH estimates that only 15% of PhDs hold tenure-track positions. This


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