PhD Career Training Platform

Aurora is now the “PhD Career Training Platform” and provides you with an eLearning Platform with on-demand, self-paced learning modules that allow PhDs and Postdocs to discover career options and methods to apply the skills acquired through their education. By completing two programs of study, graduate students explore career options and learn job search strategies to pursue employment beyond the professoriate and in faculty roles.

Through two programs of study (Faculty Careers and Professional Careers), members are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs.

As a member of the platform, you have access to research-based, structured curriculum to help you through each stage of your job search. Video lessons, workbooks, and assessments will help facilitate your learning experience.

Check out the one-of-a-kind video library and watch interviews with PhD holders working in all career sectors: academic, government, higher ed, industry, and non-profits. Listen to our members-only podcast to learn how PhDs successfully build meaningful careers.

In addition to the guided video lessons, you also have access to monthly live events where you can learn the latest in industry hiring trends.

Students should click the “View Resource” button, select the University of Pennsylvania from the dropdown menu, and login using their University ID.

This resource has been brought to campus with support from Penn University Life and GAPSA.