About Us


Beyond Academia was started by Els van der Helm and Bryan Alvarez, two psychology graduate students who wanted to explore non-academic jobs. They joined with graduate students from other departments to organize the first Beyond Academia conference in 2013.

Join us

The Beyond Academia Organizing Team is recruiting for the 2019-2020 year! If you're interested in being part of this dynamic group of UC Berkeley grad students and postdocs, please complete this form and we'll be in touch.

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Beyond Academia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. If you'd like to support us financially, please use the button below.

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