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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Workshop Series: Planning Ahead for an Academic Job Search
I'd like to encourage doctoral students to consider attending this workshop series. Whether you're just starting, or are collecting data for your dissertation, it's a good time to think about what it means to be on the job market.
This series of events addresses many aspects of the academic job search process. You are welcome to attend all sessions or just the ones that fit your needs and schedule. All workshops are held at 150 Younkin Success Center.
The Academic Job Search Thursday, October 6, 3:30–5 p.m. Facilitated by Stephanie Rohdieck, UCAT
This workshop will provide useful information about the job search process in academia. Information will be provided about helpful tips when starting your job search, where and how to look for openings, as well as what materials need to be prepared.
Vitae and Cover Letters Thursday, October 13, 3:30–5 p.m. Facilitated by Career Connection
This workshop will address how to write vitae and cover letters when searching for jobs in academia. Importance will be placed on both their format and content while highlighting career tips useful when applying for positions with a teaching and/or research emphasis.
Teaching and Research Statements Thursday, October 20, 3:30–5 p.m. Facilitated by Stephanie Rohdieck, UCAT
This workshop will provide an overview of each type of statement, describe how they are used in the academic job search process, and provide guidance on how to write them. There will be opportunities in the session to start the process of writing these statements.
The Interview Thursday, October 27, 3:30–5 p.m. Facilitated by Career Connection
This workshop will highlight what to do before, during, and after an interview for positions in academia. Emphasis will be on career strategies and interviewing techniques as well as familiarity with the academic interview expectations. Samples of questions and practice opportunities will be provided, as well as useful suggestions to enhance confidence skills.