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Career Support

Aurora - Career Advice by PhDs, for PhDs

Queen's School of Graduate Studies is piloting a one-year subscription for Aurora, an e-learning platform developed by Beyond the Professoriate. Aurora provides online programs of study and resources developed by PhDs to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows learn about career paths beyond the professoriate and successful job search strategies both within and outside of academia.

Aurora provides two programs of study: 

  • "Career Exploration" provides insights from PhDs who have successful careers in industry, non-profits, government, and higher education administration. 
  • "Career Strategies" covers hands-on topics such as online job-search strategies, hiring and negotiating, networking, and more.

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows can earn a certificate by completing the core modules in each program of study.

How can I use Aurora?

  1. Visit https://beyondprof.com/aurora/ to get started.
  2. Click on login at the top right of the page.
  3. Choose Queen's University in the list of institutions and use your NetID and password to log in.
  4. Please carefully read the terms of use and agree to them if you wish to use Aurora. Aurora is free and accessible for all Queen's members with a valid NetID.

For questions and comments about Aurora please send an email to sgscomms@queensu.ca.