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2019 PhD Pathways

Registration for PhD Pathways 2019 is now closed.

PhD Pathways

Your Career. Your Choice. Your Future.

PhD Pathways is a day-long Career Education Conference open to PhD students and Postdocs from all disciplines to inform and educate you about what types of career paths exist beyond academia with a PhD degree.

PhD Pathways is organized by a team of Stanford PhD students, postdocs, and staff under the leadership of BEAM, Stanford Career Education.

  • Over 70 speakers and panelists
  • Keynote by Dr. Danielle Harlan, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential, and author of The New Alpha
  • 4 sessions of parallel panels, with each panel composed of panelists working in a specific career sector
  • Career workshops & coaching sessions
  • A networking lunch
  • A networking reception

After attending the conference, you will:

  • Gather examples of PhD-level careers in a variety of sectors beyond academia
  • Learn what skills are important in these sectors
  • Hear personal stories of how professionals have gained entry into these sectors

Ultimately, the conference will educate you about the variety and breadth of opportunities that are available to you as a PhD or postdoc!



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