DRTS Professional Development Workshop

6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Religion 404
For this meeting, we'll cover the following: First, we'll discuss the current academic job market. Where are jobs listed? What kinds of positions are there? I'd particularly like to encourage earlier-stage graduate students (first, second, and third years) to join us for this discussion -- to think about what you can do now to plan for going on the market in the coming years. And if you've been on the job come, please come and share your experiences! Second, we'll focus this meeting on how to construct a cover letter. What goes in it and in what order? What's legit and what's just padding? Should you tailor letters for every job or fellowship? As a starter, feel free to check out Karen Kelsky's advice here: http://theprofessorisin.com/2013/05/17/why-your-job-cover-letter-sucks/ We can also revisit our discussion from last year on preparing a CV, which should be of interest to everyone, from first years to those of you on the market. You can find some great advice on writing CVs below: http://theprofessorisin.com/2012/01/12/dr-karens-rules-of-the-academic-cv/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Rhetoric-of-the-CV/131404/ Please feel free to bring along copies of cover letters and CVs; if we have time and volunteers, we can workshop them! Food and Drinks will be served