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PhD Pathways

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 disciplinesRecording

  • Careers in Education TechnologyRecording
  • Freelance and Entrepreneurship: Recording
Below are links to past PhD Pathways conference programs.