Pathways Beyond the Professoriate

PBP connects students with distinguished alumni who have chosen career paths outside of the academy.

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In this competitive job market, it is important for students to have a better understanding of diverse career opportunities available to them once they leave Emory and how to channel the skills they've developed as graduate students into successful careers. Questions you might be pondering include:

  • How do you imagine and implement a career plan that falls outside of your discipline?
  • How do you use the research skills you developed as a graduate student in careers outside of the academic sector?
  • How does your teaching experience give you an upper hand in managerial positions or public relations?
  • Can all of those hours in the lab or library work to your benefit in a start up business, for example?

Get answers to these questions and more from former students who have successfully transitioned from student to professional.

Listen. Lunch. Learn.

PBP connects students with distinguished alumni who have chosen career paths outside of the academy.

In the PBP series, alumni from a variety of fields return to Emory to network with our students and discuss their career paths and the unique ways that they have used their Masters or PhD degrees to identify positions that current students may never have considered. They discuss the skills they developed during their time as graduate students and how use of those skills has translated into professional success.

All students are welcome to attend these events. 

Past topics have included:

  • Career Paths and Humanities PhDs
  • Careers in Consulting
  • Careers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Careers in Higher Education
  • Serving in Centers of Leadership, Justice and Equality
  • Careers in Museums
  • Careers in Patent Law and Intellectual Property
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Careers in Non-Profits and Fundraising
  • Careers in Communication, Editing and Writing
  • Careers in Biotech
  • Science Careers at Coca-Cola
  • Who's the Boss? Establishing Your Personal Board of Trustees
  • Health, Gender, and Development
  • Science in Government