Master's Career Training Platform

Learn the key elements of a successful job search, so that you can get paid for your skills and education.

BEYOND GRADUATE SCHOOL is the only online professional development training platform for master’s students that helps them successfully leverage their education into meaningful careers. This research-driven platform is informed by nearly a decade of experience supporting graduate students to launch new careers with their skills and training.

Since 2017, we've helped thousands of graduate students succeed in their job search

Each year, we help 25,000+ graduate students learn effective job search strategies and how to successfully leverage their degrees into meaningful careers. Through our partnerships with graduate programs, we learned from master’s students — like you — that they did not have access to the career support they need to build careers that leverage their education.

Current subscribers to our platforms (Beyond the Professoriate and/or Beyond Graduate School) include:

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Arizona State University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brandeis University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University (Postdocs)*
  • Emory University
  • Fordham University
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Maryland – College Park
  • Oregon State University
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • Rutgers University – Newark
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of California – Merced
  • University of California – Santa Cruz
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
  • University of Montana
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*
  • University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • William & Mary
  • York University (Canada)

*coming soon

This Career Training Platform was designed for master's students and graduates, just like you.

This platform is for you, if you:

Just started your master’s program and know you’ll want to be prepared for the job search, but you you have no idea where or how to start.

Just started your master’s degree and already have a career, but you’re looking to advance in your field once you’ve earned your new credentials.


Have already graduated from your master’s program but you’re struggling to make progress in your job search.


Applying for jobs but not having the success you’ve hoped for.


Ready to put in effort to find a financially and professionally rewarding career.

You're in the right place

Beyond Grad School’s Career Training Platform will give you the knowledge, tools, and guidance you need so that you can get paid for your skills and experience. 

After completing programming in the Platform you will have:


Confidence in Your Job Search Skills & Strategy.

We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search. Learn the key elements of a SUCCESSFUL job search.


Students what works (and what doesn’t) when job searching after a master’s. These research-driven strategies help master’s students avoid common mistakes in failed job searches.


On-demand Answers to Your Job Search Questions

Say goodbye to all the questions you have about resume writing, job applications, and interviewing for internships. 


Access on-demand trainings and support to help you write effective job search documents and prepare for meetings with employers. 



The Know-How to Engage Employers.

Learn how to leverage your education and communicate your value to employers, so that you can get paid for your skills, education, and experience.




Supporting all Master’s Students.

Our one-of-a-kind video library hosts 100+ career interviews with master’s graduates from 16 different academic disciplines. Listen to graduates from your discipline, so you can get the program specific advice you need to launch your career. 


But above all else...

Beyond Graduate School will give you the confidence, skills, and specific career advice you need to leverage your degree and advance in your career.


You’ve invested a lot of time, money, and energy into your master’s degree. 


Learn the job search fundamentals and career skills you need, so you can see the return on investment you want.

“I really enjoyed your program which has elevated my resume and cover letters, and helped me understand how to effectively market myself… I am happy to report that I have signed a job offer.”

“Your no-nonsense way of communicating the truth really shook me out of my inertia of just doing what grad students are trained to do… I really appreciated learning about the 4 step plan to transitioning that you developed, which gave me an incredible starting place when I had no idea what to do. Your advice has helped me to get 2 job offers”.”

“No question, but this was WONDERFUL. Loads of useful information that go beyond the “traditional” tips and tricks. Thank you, and looking forward to receiving the recording to have and reflect on.”

“I’ve had so much anxiety about this process and this 45 minute webinar has imparted so much wisdom. I feel like I have the wise parent who has my back. I feel more grounded for the first time in months. The way you translated things into the most digestible words was magic: focus on where you have applied the top skills with success.”

To sum it up: Beyond Grad School's Career Training Platform will transform your future career path

6 month access to Beyond Prof's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 297

Lifetime access to Beyond Prof's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 497

What's inside the platforms?

Our platforms help graduate students learn job search strategies through on-demand trainings; connect with professionals in their career of interest; and secure employment after graduation. 


Identify career opportunities & develop a strategy

Many master’s students skip this part of their job search, not realizing how important it is to identify your workplace values and career motivators. Take on-demand video trainings in this unit where you’ll learn why you need a metric to measure what job opportunities are right for YOU


When you are clear on your workplace values and career motivators, you are able to do more than find a “job” — you’ll find a career and community where you’ll THRIVE.  


Highlights of these lessons: 

• Establish key elements of a successful job search. 

• Identify what career you want and where you want to work. 

• Identify factors to consider when you’re evaluating a workplace. 



How to network when you don't have a network

One of the biggest mistakes we see graduate students make is: they submit hundreds or thousands of resumes to online job postings hoping that something will “stick.” This haphazard approach to job searching will lead to frustration and failure. There are more effective ways to job search, which we will teach you in this module.


Highlights of these lessons: 

• Learn how to build your network when you don’t have a network.

• Identify the importance of LinkedIn in your job search.

• Learn how to maintain and grow your network to advance your career.



Articulate your skills and value to employers

Employers value experience, skills, and evidence of success. Do your job documents show the impact you have in your role? Do they show how you applied your skills with success? Do they describe the outcomes for your organization/employer


Knowing how to articulate your value to employers is critical in all stages of the job search.


Highlights of these lessons:

• Learn how to build and grow your network for career success.

• Identify the importance of LinkedIn in your job search.

• Prepare job documents that will stand out to hiring managers.



Strategically build your career

How do you build the work experience that you need to land a job after your master’s? In this unit, we’ll show you how to gain experience and make strategic decisions in your career. Learn how to land internships, find jobs, and plan for long-term career success.


Highlights of these lessons: 

• Land internships, find jobs, and leverage school projects.

• Leverage your time in graduate school to gain experience and grow your network. 

• Build relationships for career success.


Want to see what's inside Beyond Grad School's Career Training Platform?

Here's what you'll get when you enroll in the
Career Training Platform

The Entire Framework for Advancing Your Career
You’ll learn Beyond Grad School’s step-by-step process for a successful job search, and stop wasting time with common mistakes master’s students make in failed job searches.

A Clear Roadmap for Career Advancement
Learn how to conduct a successful job search without the overwhelm and uncertainty. Being a master’s student juggling classes and work is hard enough — take the uncertainty out of your job search and advance your career with confidence.

Attendance to Career Conferences and Special Events
Your membership includes attendance to any of our career events offered during the course of your enrollment. This includes events such as live career webinars, as well as our annual career conferences.

When you add it all up, that's a total value of over $800.

But because we’re super excited about welcoming individual members into our Career Training Platform, you have the opportunity to enroll TODAY for just… 

6 month access to Beyond Prof's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 297

Lifetime access to Beyond Prof's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 497

In case I missed anything, here's some frequently asked questions...

Well… let’s answer this with a few more questions.


• Are you a master’s student, or recent graduate, who will be applying to jobs soon?

• Are you stuck in your job search, with no idea of how or where to start?

• Are you already applying to jobs but not having the success you’d hoped for?


If you answered YES to any of these, then Beyond Grad School’s platform could be a great solution for helping you move forward in your job search, so you can get paid for your education and training.

The entire Beyond Grad School 5-step framework for career transition with 6 month or life-time. The self-paced modules mean you can take as much, or as little, time as you need (value: $497)


Yours-to-keep workbook and job search plans (value: $127)


Access to any career conferences hosted during your enrollment (value: $114)


Total value starting: $738 but you can get started today for $297 USD.

Yes, you can! You can access our Demo Site, which will give you limited access to Aurora’s curriculum and platform.

Sign into the Demo Site HERE.

For 6 months access to the Career Training Platform: $297 USD.

For 12 month access to the Career Training Platform: $497 USD.

There’s a lot of career advice online you could wade through, but I’m guessing you’ve already done that and you’re frustrated with information overload (kind of like the awkward family conversations where everyone wants to give “helpful” advice about your future…).


This 5-step career transition process is unique to Beyond Graduate School and based on 7 years of research.


I’ve taken all that I’ve learnt working with hundreds of graduate students and compiled it into a clear system to follow so that you can avoid frustrating (and time-consuming) trial and error.


I totally understand job searching while doing your master’s can feel overwhelming — especially when you’ve got coursework, internships, and your career to build.


But let’s think about what’s “overwhelming” here.


Typically, overwhelm happens when we don’t have a step-by-step, proven process to help us move forward in a job search. Our career training platform works exactly BECAUSE the job search process is overwhelming without it. 


You won’t be doing a million things at once in the Training Platform.


You’ll have on-demand access to answers about your job search, whenever you need support. You’ll use the lessons to help you navigate challenges in your job search, and gradually get breakthroughs that will have you eager to keep moving forward.


When a job search feels messy and unknown, our platform and job search strategies will help you keep moving forward with purpose.

So... Are you ready to start your job search process the right way -- finding jobs you'll actually enjoy and setting yourself up for long-term career success?

You’ll be empowered to tackle your job search with confidence in your skills and strategies when you enroll today. Put our proven strategies to work, and your job search process will be transformed, preparing you for career success.

6 month access to Beyond Grad School's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 297

Lifetime access to Beyond Grad School's Career Training Platform

Tuition is

$ 497

Behind the Scenes of Beyond Graduate School

L. Maren Wood, PhD is CEO and Director of the Center for Graduate Career Success, a mission-driven organization that partners with universities to prepare master’s and doctoral students for career success. The Center provides digital training platforms (Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School) through which graduate students explore career options and learn job search strategies. Since 2017, the Center has provided career support for over 100,000 graduate students.


Since 2012, Dr. Wood has dedicated her career to supporting universities in preparing graduate students and PhDs for meaningful careers in academia and beyond. Her expertise has been featured in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and peer reviewed books. She also serves as external advisor on committees such as the Council of Graduate Schools Humanities Advisory Committee and the ETS Graduate Education Advisory Council, and is regularly sought as a keynote speaker.