PhD Pathways is a year-round events series that educates PhD students and postdocs from all disciplines about career pathways available beyond academia.
Panels typically include 3-4 speakers, often Stanford PhD alumni, who work in a particular industry sector or role. The panelists represent a variety of disciplines of origin. They work in different roles and for different employers. PhD Pathways panels are one way to explore the range of options open to PhD-holders like you.
We also offer a wide range of events related to work beyond academia, like skill-based labs and industry/alumni mixers. Check your weekly newsletter and Handshake for the schedule, and use the keyword "PhD" to search for events.
PhD Pathways 2021: Check out our virtual panels below.
PhD Pathways 2020: Because PhD Pathways 2020 was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have hosted several panels virtually.
- Research Beyond Academia for those in STEM disciplines
: Recordings: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
- Research Beyond Academia for those in Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines: Recording
- Careers in Education Technology: Recording
- Freelance and Entrepreneurship: Recording
Below are links to past PhD Pathways conference programs.