PhD Career Platform by Beyond the Professoriate 

Beyond the Professoriate’s e-learning platform, the PhD Career Training Platform (formerly known as Aurora), is a professional development tool where postdocs can explore career options and learn job search strategies. Through the two programs of study (Academic Careers and Professional Careers), postdocs are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs. To log in simply visit the PhD Career Training Platform, select Columbia University, and enter your institutional login information.

Watch this recorded presentation to learn more about how to utilize the PhD Career Training Platform and its features to aid your job search!

Benefits of the PhD Career Training Platform
This platform benefits postdocs by:

  • supporting career exploration.
  • providing accessible, well-curated resources for busy postdocs.
  • promoting engaged learning through reflective activities that encourage postdocs to apply what they’ve learned.
  • complementing existing career supports for postdocs.
  • offering recorded seminars, reflective prompts, and assessments that guide the postdoc experience and foster user engagement.

The PhD Career Training Platform’s curated content consists of videos, and it provides information for postdocs across disciplines. It was designed and built by PhDs. The Beyond the Professoriate team and the contributors who deliver workshops and participate in career panels and interviews are experts in their field who also successfully completed a PhD in the areas of Arts, Social Sciences, STEM, Business, and Education.

Complete a full course and receive a certificate of completion!

    Postdocs can now access this resource by visiting this page, selecting Columbia University, and logging in with your Columbia uni and password.

    The PhD Career Training Platform is a welcome addition to our other resources for Columbia’s postdocs. For additional professional development resources, visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ Career Development page.