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Academic Career Week - Oct 28-Nov 1, 2013

28 Oct 2013
to
1 Nov 2013

Academic Career Week – Designed for PhD’s, Academic Career Week will provide a series of panels and presentations addressing key elements of the doctoral process and the academic job search. Faculty will present on defending, academic applications and the interview.   To register for all events, workshops and to view job postings go to myFuture .  You have access to our services for up to one year after graduation.  Use us, we want to be useful.

Academic Careers Week 2013 Roster:

Academic  CV & Cover Letter Writing Presentation

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:30 – Brown 5001

Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:30 – Brown 5001

Negotiating Your Job Offer Presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 from 12:00–1:30 – Thomson House Ballroom

Talking About Your  Research & Academic Conferences Panel   

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:30 – Brown 5001

Academic Interviewing & the Job Talk Panel

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:30 – Thomson House Ballroom

Collaboration and the Dissertation: Getting the Most Out of Your Supervisor

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:30 – Brown 5001

Building Your Teaching Portfolio Presentation

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:30 – Brown 5001


[to view the speakers at this event and their bios, click here]


Academic CV & Cover Letter Writing Presentation                                  
Monday Oct. 28, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 – Brown 5001


What difference does style make in a cv and cover letter?  Are academic cv’s and cover letters different from ones designed for the business world or private sector?  What should I include?  What should I leave out?  The goal of this session is to provide you with strategies for making a positive impression on a potential employer by presenting a clear, professional and convincing cover letter and cv.

Presenter: 

Dr. Lise Winer, Graduate Program Director, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education



Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel  
Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 – Brown 5001

You managed to write that thesis and now it boils down to your oral defense. Find out how to impress your committee, avoid common pitfalls and enjoy your moment of glory.

Panelists:  

Dr. Lydia White, Associate Provost, Policies, Procedures and Equity

Shuhua Chen, PhD., Faculty of Education

Scott Kushner, Graduate Program Coordinator, McGill Writing Centre



Negotiating Your Job Offer Presentation  
Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013 from 12-1:30 – Thomson House Ballroom

Often, once an individual receives a coveted job offer, the hard work really starts. Negotiating the tenets of a job contract can be a stressful and daunting experience. There are a number of reasons that people are unsuccessful in negotiations or even fail to negotiate. In this presentation, I will discuss the what, why and how of negotiation in order to give attendees a head start when faced with job negotiations. The focus will be on learning some basic concepts in negotiation as well as how to overcome some of the barriers to successful negotiations.

Presenter:  

Heather Vough, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior



Talking About Your Research & Academic Conferences Panel
Thursday Oct. 31, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 - Brown 5001

Faculty will share the ins and outs of navigating an academic conference and how to talk about your research in ways that will impact your audience and job search positively.

Panelists: 

Dr. Anna Berman, Dept. Languages Literature and Cultures – Russian Studies
BA (Brown), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Princeton)

Dr. Ian S. Butler, Professor, Chemistry

Andre Costopoulos, Dean of Students

Doreen Starke-Meyerring, Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies



Academic Interviewing & the Job Talk Panel
Thursday Oct. 31, 2013 from 12:00-1:30 - Thomson House Ballroom

Hear what faculty have to say about the academic job market, get tips on the application process, how to best position yourself to get interviews and job offers, and what to do if your luck is running out. The format will be brief presentation followed by Q & A.

Panelists:  

Dr. Dror Etzion, Assistant Prof., Strategy and Organization, Associate Member, McGill School of Environment

Irah King, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Dr. Shawn Robbins, Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy


Collaboration and the Dissertation: Getting the Most Out of Your Supervisor
Friday November 1st, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 -
Brown 5001

The working relationship between doctoral students and their supervisors is critically important. A productive relationship requires hard work from both partners, but will increase the quality of the dissertation, decrease time to completion, and possibly result in publications. This session will draw on research into doctoral education to offer suggestions for improving communications and collaboration in the supervisor relationship.

Presenter: 

Anthony Pare, Professor, Dept. Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University



Building Your Teaching Portfolio Presentation
Friday November 1st, 2013 from 12:00-1:30 - Brown 5001

This workshop will help you to approach your teaching as a graduate student with an eye toward strategies for documenting the many aspects of your teaching and effectively communicating your pedagogical skills to academic hiring committees.  The session will include a presentation, an opportunity for you to begin drafting your teaching statement, a list of resources, and a question and answer period.

Presenter: 

Laura Winer, Interim Director of Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University

Holly Garnett, PhD candidate, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University


Registration required through myFuture as space is limited.   From your homepage, click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword ACW 2013.

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