Beyond Academia Conference 2021

February 25 & 26, 2021

For the 9th consecutive year the Beyond Academia conference will gather panels, workshops and keynote lectures aimed at PhD professional development and careers outside of academia. You can register for free CLICK HERE.

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

January, 28 2021

Sophia Quach McCabe, Academic Coordinator at the Art, Design, and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, talks about leaving the engineering world to become a world-class art historian.

Our mission

To educate people in academia on their non-academic career options

Many grad students feel that academia is their only career option. We help people explore all their options in an honest and low-pressure environment.

To help PhDs see how their skills and knowlege translate outside of academia.

PhDs acquire highly valuable skills during their training, but often people think the skills only apply to academia. We help people see beyond this.

Our values


We're not against academic careers. We just want PhDs to know it's not their only option.

All disciplines

We work for all PhDs, regardless of their field: Humanities, Social Science or STEM.

Our partners

Gold tier sponsors:

Molecular and Cell Biology

Silver tier sponsors:

Physics French QB3 Bioengineering The Graduate Division The Graduate Assembly The Erdos Institute

In collaboration with:

The Cal Career Center