Learn the step-by-step process of a successful job search, so that you can get paid for your skills and education.
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:
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.
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.
Confidence in Your Job Search Skills.
Say goodbye to all the questions you have about resume writing, job applications, and interviewing for internships. We’ll help you learn how to write the best documents and prepare for meeting with employers.
Foundational Framework to Launching a Career Post-Master’s.
We’ll take the guesswork out of the job search process and show you what makes, or breaks, a job search. Students learn the step-by-step process of a successful job search. These research-driven strategies help master’s students avoid common mistakes in failed job searches.
The Know-How to Engage Employers.
Learn how to leverage your education into the professional career you want, so that you can get paid for your skills, education, and experience.
Skills for Degree Completion.
Juggling course work, life, and professional work can feel impossible. Beyond Graduate School helps master’s students develop the skills they need for degree completion — so you can finish that master’s and move forward in your career. Learn how to build a manageable roadmap for your career while completing studies.
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.
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.”
Our platforms help graduate students explore career options; learn job search strategies through structured curriculum; and secure employment in their field of interest.
Set Your Goals, Make a Plan
Designing a plan for your master’s degree can be a gamechanger. By taking the time to understand how you want to leverage your education, you will be able to better decide: 1) what courses to take; 2) what internships will help you advance your careers; 3) and who you need to connect with to strengthen your professional network.
Highlights of this course:
• Identify goals for your degree and career.
• Design a plan for your degree program.
• Build skills you will need to succeed in graduate school and beyond.
Building Connections for Career Success
In Beyond Grad School’s second course, you’ll focus on the most important aspects of career success: building connections and gaining experience. After completing this training, you will be able to cultivate relationships with industry experts, apply proven job search strategies to land an internship, and expand your skillset through internships, practicums, and coursework.
Highlights of this course:
• Identify opportunities in graduate school to build skills, gain experience, and grow your network.
• Navigate career fairs with confidence.
• Find, apply, and interview for internships to help you build your career.
Develop Your Career Opportunity Metric™
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. In this third course, you’ll learn why you need a metric to measure what job opportunities are right for YOU. Being clear on workplace values and career motivators can be the difference between simply finding a job that you show up for, or building a career where you’ll THRIVE.
Highlights of this course:
• Identify positions you should apply to (and ones you shouldn’t).
• Identify factors to consider when you’re evaluating a workplace.
• Establish components of your Career Opportunity Metric so you can find the right position for you.
Apply for Jobs Using Proven Strategies
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 this course:
• 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.
Identify Opportunities for Advancement
Once you’ve landed your job after your master’s degree program, you’ll enter the final step of the Beyond Graduate School framework. This module will help you develop skills you can apply to help you build your career.
Highlights of this course:
• Build relationships for career success.
• Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and build trust with your employer.
• Apply leadership, teamwork, and collaboration skills in the workplace.
The Entire 5-Step 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.
But because we’re super excited about welcoming individual members into our Career Training Platform, you have the opportunity to enroll TODAY for just…
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.
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. This 5-step career plan was created 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 be following small steps, implementing lessons, and gradually getting breakthroughs that will have you eager to keep moving forward.
Follow the strategies in their proper order, and you’ll have a clear pathway to landing a position in your future career.
You’ll be empowered to tackle your job search with confidence in your skills and strategies when you enroll today. Put our 5-step proven strategy to work, and your job search process will be transformed, preparing you for career success.
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.