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Resources for Graduate Students

Beyond the Professoriate (BTF) is an eLearning Platform with on-demand, self-paced learning modules that allow Master's, PhDs, and Postdocs to explore career options and discover ways to apply the skills acquired through their education. You can access the modules in any order and if you decide to complete 7 core modules, you earn a certificate of completion.

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More about Beyond the Professoriate (BTF)

BTF’s curated content consists of videos, and it provides information for students across disciplines in the Arts & Sciences. It was designed and built by PhDs - the Beyond the Professoriate team, as well as all of 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. If you’re curious about the skills you’ve acquired throughout your studies, potential non-academic careers, or strategies for applying and securing non-academic employment, BTF is an invaluable resource.

Beyond the Professoriate (BTF) benefits graduate students by:

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

You can bring your knowledge and degree to many career fields. But don't just take our word for it—BTF has interviews with over 170 graduates. Listen to their stories and see for yourself.

Career Support

Career Centre Workshops, Appointments, and Services:

Choosing your career path

Preparing for an Academic Career Path

Preparing for an Alternative Career Path

Learn more on Constructing Your Self Identity, Researching Possibilities, Recognizing Opportunities, Finding A 'Real Job'

Career Resources

Faculty of Grad Studies

Non-Academic Career Resources:

Graduate Wellness & Counselling Supports

Faculty of Graduate Studies offers a range of personal mental health and well-being appointments, webinars and workshops to help you navigate life as a graduate student.

FGS Certificate in Personal Wellness and Learning Skills is free and open to all York graduate students. 

Faculty of Graduate Studies Individualized Development Plan (IDP)

The Faculty of Graduate Studies' IDP is a tool to assist graduate students in identifying and developing their goals during their studies. Graduate students that elect to complete an IDP can receive a Certificate of Completion to highlight on their resumé/CV.



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