Pathways Beyond the Professoriate


PBP connects students with distinguished alumni who have chosen career paths outside of the academy.

The Pathways Beyond the Professoriate Panel Discussion Series connects students with distinguished alumni who have chosen diverse career paths. At these events, alumni from a variety of fields return to Emory to network with our students and discuss their career paths and the unique ways that they have used their graduate training to succeed in positions that current students may never have considered. The series provides the opportunity to ask questions, such as: 

  • How did you imagine and implement a career plan for your career? 
  • How do you use the research skills you developed as a graduate student in your current career? 
  • How has your teaching experience helped you succeed in your career? 

The goal of Pathways Beyond the Professoriate series is to provide graduate students with opportunities to learn about diverse career opportunities available to them once they leave Emory and how to leverage the skills they have developed. 

Over the years, past topics have included:  

  • Career Paths and Humanities PhDs 
  • Careers in Consulting 
  • Careers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Careers in Higher Education 
  • Serving in Centers of Leadership, Justice and Equality 
  • Careers in Museums 
  • Careers as a Medical Science Liaison 
  • Careers in Patent Law and Intellectual Property 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Medical Science Liaisons 
  • Careers in Non-Profits and Fundraising 
  • Careers in Communication, Editing and Writing 
  • Careers in Biotech 
  • Science Careers at Coca-Cola 
  • Who's the Boss? Establishing Your Personal Board of Trustees 
  • Health, Gender, and Development 
  • Science in Government