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Academic Career Week 2012

Event

15 Oct 2012
to
19 Oct 2012

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 dissertation writing, 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 2012 Roster: 

Addressing Invisible Barriers in Dissertation Writing: Insights from and for Doctoral Students Presentation

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel            

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Building Your Teaching Portfolio Presentation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:00

Academic CV & Cover Letter Writing Presentation

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30

Talking About Your Research & Networking at Academic Conferences Panel

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00

The Academic Interview & Job Talk Panel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30

Negotiating Your Contract Panel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00

Managing Your Relationship With Your Supervisor Panel

Friday, October 19, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30


 

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Addressing Invisible Barriers in Dissertation Writing: Insights from and for Doctoral Students
Monday, October 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

What keeps doctoral students from writing? Although much research has identified a great number of barriers or stumbling blocks, such as lack of funding or the difficult challenge of navigating a healthy work-life balance, this presentation invites participants to explore less visible barriers that can present challenges for dissertation writing. For this purpose, the presentation draws on research into writing over the past 40 years as well as specifically on insights into writing shared by doctoral students from across the disciplines as a part of the Canadian Doctoral Writing Study.


 

Strategies for a Successful Thesis Defense Panel            
Monday, October 15, 2012 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm

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.




Building Your Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:00

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.




Academic CV & Cover Letter Writing Presentation
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30

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.


 

Talking About Your Research & Networking at Academic Conferences Panel

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00

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.


 

The Academic Interview & Job Talk Panel
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30

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.


 

Negotiating Your Contract
Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:00

Wondering how to negotiate your contract? A faculty panel will share the do’s and don’ts of negotiating an offer beyond salary.


 

Managing Your Relationship With Your Supervisor

Friday, October 19, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30

Learn ways to manage one of your most significant relationships in graduate school & beyond. Learn how to: - clarify your own responsibilities and those of your supervisor - have a constructive interaction with your mentor and minimize and manage conflicts - present your ideas to an individual or a team for the best outcome - manage the interaction as it matures over the course of graduate studies and carries forward as you become colleagues. The format will be brief presentation by panelists followed by Q & A.

 


Registration required through myFuture as space is limited.   From your homepage, click on the Events tab followed by the Workshop tab and keyword ACW 2012.

Contact Information

Contact: Jean Hepworth
Organization: Career Planning Service (CaPS)
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-3304 ext. 0598