Beyond Academia is a career education conference @ UC Berkeley that will take place on March 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The event is designed to expose PhD students and postdocs to career options outside of academia through direct exposure to a diverse representation of non-academic careers, presented by individuals (including UC Berkeley alumni) who have successfully made the transition after receiving a PhD.
Panels on a variety of career tracks give attendees the opportunity to interact with successful and creative professionals, while workshops and networking events allow for discussion in an informal setting. Attendees will benefit from direct access to knowledge, communication, and networking opportunities with non-academic professionals who have themselves gone through the transition, including several UC Berkeley alumni. The , experience will strongly prepare participants with relevant options and concrete examples for a career beyond academia in the sector that fits them the best.
Who should attend?
If you are considering a career outside of academia, wondering whether or where to pursue a postdoc, or simply interested in hearing about many career options available to PhDs, we encourage you to attend the conference.