Beyond the Professoriate 2015

2015 Conference

Update, 17 March: The conference program is here!

The second annual Beyond the Professoriate online conference is happening on 2 and 9 May 2015, 11:00am-6:00pm (or so) EDT. Spread the word!Registration is now open.

Download the program. (Scroll down to see it.)

 Beyond the Professoriate: A Virtual Conference for PhDs in Career Transition

Hosted by Maren Wood (Lilli Research Group) & Jennifer Polk (From PhD to Life)

May 2 & 9 2015

Attend one day: $25
Attend two days: $39

Register at:

Career Day (May 2, 2015)

11:00 A.M. – 12:20 P.M. (EDT): Higher Education

Yanoula Athanassakis, PhD Special Assistant to the Deputy Provost, Office of the ProvostNew York University

Julia Brookins, PhD Special Projects Coordinator, American Historical Association

Kristy Lamb, PhD STEM Career Advisor, St. John’s University

Joe Frank, PhD Human Resources Consultant, Office of Human Resources, School of Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis

Jane Fiegen Green, PhD Marketing and Public Relations Manager, American Historical Association

12:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M. (EDT): Small Business/Industry

Ada Barlatt, PhD Founder, Decision Coach and Life Engineer, Sumptu

Melanie Nelson, PhD President, MRN Consulting

Rachel Bennett, PhD Director, Marketing, Mitacs

Sal Zerilli, PhD VP, Social Science Practice and Co-Lead, Innovation Team at in-sync, Publicis Healthcare Communication Group

Elizabeth Keenan, PhD Real Estate Agent

2:00 P.M – 3:20 P.M. (EDT): Writing/Teaching/Editing

Anna Marie Trester, PhD Associate and Assistant to the Director of Learning, FrameWorks Institute

Rachel Bundang, PhD Religious Studies Faculty, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

Rebecca Schuman, PhD Columnist, Slate and Chronicle Vitae; Author; and Dissertation Coach, The Dissertation Coach

Amanda Sewell, PhD Academic Editor, In the Write

Dominique Morneau, PhD Assistant Editor, Genome Biology, BioMed Central

3:30 P.M. – 4:50 P.M (EDT): Non-Profit/Government

Chris Eppig, PhD Director of Programming, Chicago Council on Science and Technology

Katharine Bullard, PhD Project Organizer in Higher Education, Service Employee International Union

Alison Ewart, PhD Director, Accelerate and Elevate Programs, Mitacs

Nicholas Dion, PhD Senior Coordinator, Research and Programs, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

Andrew Miller, PhD Strategic Leader, City of Mississauga

Professional Development Day (May 9, 2015)

11:00 AM – 12:00 P.M. (EDT): Reverse Engineer Your Job Search

Catherine Maybrey, PhD Graduate Career Strategist, School of Graduate Studies, McMaster University & Owner CM Coaching Services

12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M (EDT): Identify Transferable Skills

Margy Thomas Horton, PhD Writing Consultant & Editor, ScholarShape

1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. (EDT): Writing a Combination Resume

Maren Wood, PhD Founder and Lead Researcher, Lilli Research Group

2:45 P.M. – 3:45 P.M (EDT): Going In Confident: Keys to a Successful Interview

Heidi Scott Guisto, PhD, Career Path Writing Solutions, LLC

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M (EDT): Going out on your own: Starting a Small Business

Martin Leppitsch, MBA SCORE Small Business Mentor

5:15 P.M. – 6:15 P.M. (EDT): The Power of Networking

Tracy Shroyer, PhD, MBA Founder & Coach, Beyond the Stone Wall; Account Manager, Financial Services Industry

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