Careers Beyond Academia

Check out the list of events organized the Postdoctoral Affairs that focused on a series of topics related to careers beyond academia:

UArizona Events

A Conversation about the Current Job Market

Leaving Academia: One Postdoc’s Story

Identifying Opportunities Outside the Academy: A how-to guide

Branding Yourself for Industry Positions - It's all about your language

Creating and Tailoring Industry Appropriate Application Materials

Preparing For and Acing Industry Interviews

Leaving the Academy: An International Postdoc's Story

"What's next, Doc?": From Postdoc to Careers Beyond Academia

Careers Beyond Teaching in Academia

Beyond the Lab Series

In the “Beyond the Lab” series, the ASPIRE Program interviews Vanderbilt PhD and postdoctoral alumni about their career path. To subscribe, find it on iTunesStitcher, SoundCloud, or the web

UArizona Certificate in Science Communication

Science communication is a critical societal need, yet most people have no formal training in how to communicate science to public audiences and non-scientists. This certificate is open to postdoctoral fellows. If you are eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) as a UArizona employee you may take courses at a discounted rate.

NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) - Workshops

Introduction: Industry Careers

Jobs with the Federal Government

NIH Annual Career Symposium 2023 - Recording of the Main Talks

Other Resources

Career Planning

What's next: Career Planning for Postdocs (Presentation by Karin Lawton-Dunn, Iowa State University)

Beyond the Lab Cross Talk

Informational Interview

Work on your Skills and Training

A Toolkit of Transferable Skills for Postdocs

Resume Lab (Best Templates and Skills)

NIH Guide to Resumes & Curricula Vitae

NIH Guide to Cover Letters

Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Lab Series


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification


UDIP and many more through Microsoft, LinkedIn Learning, etc.

Join an Organization

Take the opportunity to join local and national organization and societies that can support your career development outside academia. By joining these organizations, you will be gaining numerous possibilities to network, have access to various recourses, and eventually get your dream job! 

Directory of Organizations
List of Professional Associations & Organizations
List of industry trade groups in the United States