Career Exploration


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Beyond the Professoriate is an online professional development training platform for graduate students and postdocs. Through two programs of study (Academic Careers and Professional Careers), postdocs and graduate students can explore career options and learn job search strategies to secure employment in academia and beyond. Beyond the professoriate also hosts a unique video library where students can hear from PhDs working in all career sectors.

To log in simply visit BeyondProf, select University of Florida, and enter your Gatorlink login information.

Beyond the Professoriate shows that PhDs move through four stages during their career transition. PhDs must:

  • DISCOVER their values, interests, and skills and build a metric for career opportunities.
  • RESEARCH career pathways that align with their metric.
  • IMPLEMENT a job search focused on one career field of interest.
  • BUILD a career by evaluating their career choices and identifying future opportunities.