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Career Services Programs

January 17, 2012, Volume 58, No. 17

Career Services organizes programs for PhD students seeking academic careers and careers outside of the academy. We ask that faculty encourage their doctoral students and postdocs to attend programs that are part of the following two series which are co-sponsored by Career Services and the Vice Provost for Education.

Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life

This series features topics of interest to doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who are planning academic careers. Speakers are faculty members and administrators from Penn and area institutions.

1/19     Preparing for Campus Interviews for Academic Jobs and Negotiating Offers—Science, Mathematics and Engineering

1/25     Preparing for Campus Interviews for Academic Jobs and Negotiating Offers—Humanities and Social Sciences

1/31     Behind the Scenes with a Search Committee

2/8       So What’s Next? Results from the Doctoral Exit Survey

2/23     Understanding Tenure When Applying for Jobs & Negotiating Offers

             Preparing for Your First Year as a New Faculty Member, Date, time, location TBA

4/16     Preparing for the Academic Job Search

Expanded Career Opportunities for PhDs

This series features PhDs working in a variety of jobs and environments who discuss their career decisions, job search and their career.

1/18     What Can You Be with a PhD? Thoughts about Leaving Academia and Teaching in Other Realms

2/6       Converting Your CV to a Resume

2/22     Understanding Careers in Digital Humanities

4/5       Being Your Own Headhunter, (Co-sponsored with GAPSA)

5/3       Alternative Careers for Science-Based PhDs and Postdocs

Career Services staff can visit departments and talk to graduate students about careers and professional development at any time of the year. Please contact me at vick@upenn.edu if you are interested in being a panelist or wish to suggest one. See www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/gradstud/calendar.htmlfor more details about both series.

—Julie Miller Vick, Career Services

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