Career Preparation with Aurora

Aurora empowers graduate students to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies.

Learn more about Aurora at our upcoming webinars:

Student webinar: 2 p.m. PST, Tuesday, February 11, Join webinar.

Faculty webinar (and lunch in Heckart Lodge): 12 p.m. PST, Friday, February 7. Register.

What is Aurora?

Aurora's online tools and videos help students navigate the job market through two programs: faculty careers and professional careers.

Aurora 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

Who is it for?

Aurora was created for Ph.D. students navigating the academic and professional job market, but master's students and postdocs will also find its resources useful.

How do I access Aurora?

You access to Aurora through their institutional members page. Once you pick Oregon State University from the options you then login through Oregon State's ONID single sign on.

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Who created Aurora?

Aurora was designed and built by Ph.D.'s: the Beyond the Professoriate team plus all of the contributors who deliver workshops and participate in career panels and interviews—experts in their field who also completed a Ph.D. in the areas of arts, social sciences, STEM, business, and education.

The Graduate School and the Career Development Center at Oregon State are collaborating to bring specialized career and professional development support to graduate students and postdocs by offering Aurora.

Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate