Events


Upcoming events

April Speaker Series with George Matsumoto, PhD

April Speaker Series

CANCELLED due to a UCB campus safety issue.
New date and time TBD.

April 21, 2022, 12-1pm PST

George Matsumoto, PhD, is a former marine biology professor who will share how he now uses his scientific diving skills for research at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

Past events

Beyond Academia Conference 2022

February 24 & 25, 2022

For the 10th consecutive year, the Beyond Academia Conference will gather panels, workshops, and keynote lectures aimed at PhD professional development and careers outside of academia. Registration is free and open to graduate students and postdocs at any institution. Register now!

February Speaker Series

February 9, 2022, 12-1pm PST

David V. Johnson, PhD, Deputy Editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review and Co-Editor of The Raven, will join us to share his career trajectory from philosophy professor to journalist.

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

December 10, 2021

Enrique Lin Shiao, Associate for Asset Acquisitions at BridgeBio, shared with us how he landed in a type role that he hadn't known existed during his PhD.

Professional Profile Clinic 2021

November 29th, 2021

Need to update your professional profile? Join us to learn more about creating a stellar LinkedIn profile, have professionals revise your CV or resumé, and update your professional headshot!

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

October, 21 2021

Emma Kovak, Senior Food and Agriculture Analyst at the Breakthrough Institute, joined us to discuss her path from Plant Biolgy PhD to a career in science policy and science communication.

What I Wish I Did In Grad School Panel 2021

September 27th, 2021

The WIWIDIGS panel focuses on advice and discussions from current UC Berkeley Graduate Students on how to navigate your PhD journey and how to prepare for your future career.

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, talked about leaving the engineering world to become a world-class art historian.

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

December 3, 2020

Cheri Ackerman, PhD offered her insights on transitioning out of academia, her work as Co-Founder & CEO of Concerto Biosciences, and more!

Professional Profile Clinic 2020

November 20th, 2020

Curious about how to properly update your professional profile? Join us to learn more about LinkedIn, have professionals revise your CV or resumé, and more!

Science Communication Panel

December 10, 2020

Co-hosted with The Berkeley Science Review, this event will offer you an opportunity to expore careers in writing and science communication!

IDP Workshop: Exploring Your Career Options Beyond Academia

December 15th, 2020

In this interactive workshop, you will learn to use the myIDP career development tool to help you develop a structured plan for pursuing a career outside of academia.

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

October 28th, 2020

Kim Tran, PhD will offer her insights on transitioning out of academia, her work as a consultant and author, and more!

Recruiting and Negotiating Industry Jobs Webinar

October 15th, 2020

Recruiters are negotiating experts. Are you? Join a free offer negotiation webinar. Prepare yourself to get what you want with tech industry offers.

Beyond Academia Speaker Series

September 29th, 2020

Weslee Glenn, PhD will offer his insights on transitioning out of academia, his work as Principal Scientist at Provivi, Inc., and more!

What I Wish I Did In Grad School Panel 2020

September 10th, 2020

The WIWIDIGS panel focuses on advice and discussions from current UC Berkeley Graduate Students on how to navigate your PhD journey and how to prepare for your future career.

Beyond Academia Conference 2020

February 27 - 28, 2020

Our flagship conference is a two-day event with close to 100 PhD speakers who successfully transitioned from academia to industry.

Professional Profile Clinic 2019-2020

January 29th, 2020 from 4pm-7pm

Bring your resumes and CVs for critiques by a professional portfolio coach.

Negotiating Your Job Offer Webinar

Nov 6th, 2019 from 7-8pm

Recruiters are negotiating experts. Are you? Join a free offer negotiation webinar. Prepare yourself to get what you want with tech industry offers.

What I Wish I Did In Grad School 2019

September 19th, 2019

Join Beyond Academia, a student organization committed to helping PhDs navigate their post-grad employment options, for a panel discussion about what we wish we had known when we started here.

Beyond Academia Conference 2019

February 28 - March 1, 2019

Our flagship conference is a two-day event with close to 100 PhD speakers who successfully transitioned from academia to industry.

Professional Profile Clinic

January 30th, 2019 from 4pm-7pm

Bring your resumes and CVs for critiques by a professional portfolio coach.

Public Sector Fellowship Workshop 2018

September 25th, 2018 from 4-7pm

Are you interested in careers in government and policy? Do you want to learn more about postdoctoral fellowships for PhDs interested in government positions?

What I Wish I Did In Grad School 2018

September 5th, 2018

Join Beyond Academia, a student organization committed to helping PhDs navigate their post-grad employment options, for a panel discussion about what we wish we had known when we started here.

Careers Reception 2018

April 25th, 2018

The Careers Reception is a networking event designed for PhDs and postdocs who are interested in learning more or applying to work outside academia by talking to representatives of companies and organizations directly. All of the participating representatives are interested in hiring PhD holders.

Beyond Academia Conference 2018

March 1 - March 2, 2018

In 2018 we held our sixth annual conference, with over 300 attendees and keynotes from Eric Chulze and Susan Basalla May!

Professional Profile Clinic 2018

January 31st, 2018 from 4pm-7pm

Bring your resumes and CVs for critiques by a professional portfolio coach.

Startup 101

January 22nd, 2018

Berkeley PhDs! Interested in launching a life sciences start-up during or after graduating/the postdoc? This event is for you!