Career exploration with Aurora

 

In an innovative approach to preparing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to adapt to a post-pandemic job market, the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies has partnered with Beyond the Professoriate and is offering free access to the Aurora career-exploration platform.

What can Aurora do for you?

The Aurora job market and professional careers online exploration and planning tool offers 2 programs of study to help students learn successful job search strategies: 

  1. the Academic Careers Pathway program
  2. the Professional Careers Pathway program

All USask Aurora users have access to a one-of-a-kind video library where students can watch interviews with PhDs working in all sectors: academia, government, higher education administration, industry, and non-profits as well as all access to Beyond the Professoriate events and platform support. 

 

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Online Career Conference | May 7 & 14

Attend live in the Aurora platform. 60 day replay will be available in Aurora. Advanced registration is required. https://institutions.beyondprof.com/conference/

Leaving academia can feel like a big, mysterious step into the unknown. After years of being successful in academia, it can be daunting and overwhelming to launch a professional job search.

To help you prepare for a job search, we invite you to participate in the 9th Annual Online Career Conference for PhDs. For the past 8 years, this conference has helped nearly 10,000 doctoral students and PhDs confidently explore career options and begin their job search.

The conference features 16 PhDs who have been where you are now, but have successfully made the leap into industry where they are thriving. And they want to help you do the same.

By attending this conference, you’ll build foundational knowledge you need to be successful in your job search. You’ll also have the chance to hear directly from PhDs about their experience job searching, interviewing, and building new professional communities.

This conference is sponsored by the Global Higher Education Division at ETS.

Attend Live: May 7th & 14th, starting at 11:00 AM (ET) both days.

Where: Online! Login to Aurora to register, attend, and access the conference replay.

Video Replay: Available in Aurora after the conference.

Price: There is no cost to you to attend!

Bonus: Attend an invitation-only Q&A with the Beyond Prof team following the conference. You must attend 2 sessions live to be eligible.

For more information and to register: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/conference/

Get access to Aurora today to access these platform perks!

Check the calendar of events often for engagement opportunities hosted by USask's Career Services and the College of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies' Aurora implementation team!       

 

 

 Professional Careers

Learn how to 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 will help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search. 

 Faculty Careers

Learn how to launch a successful faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working in graduate schools and university career centers. Topics include c.v. and cover letter writing, interviewing, and negotiating job offers. Learning prompts will help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.

 Extras

Supports career exploration and promotes engaged learning through reflective activities that encourage students to apply what they’ve learned.

Provides accessible, well-curated resources for busy graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Compliments the Grad Hub's innovative way of wraparound support in a thematic and synthesized way that users can easily engage with, regardless of where they may be geographically, personally, or professionally.

Platform users get automatic access to recorded seminars, reflective prompts, and assessments that guide the user's experience and foster engagement for as long as they are active platform members.

 

PhD Career Interviews

These short videos are organized by broad discipline: humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences, and STEM.  Learn about an interviewee’s specific career, important information about the job search process, and the skills non-academic employers’ value in job candidates.  

PhD Career Panels

Learn how to 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. 

 PhD Career Spotlights

In these one-hour seminars, PhD experts teach students about career fields in both the private and the public sectors. These focused spotlights provide the opportunity to explore what it takes to be successful in a specific career.

 

 

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