Eighth Annual Academic Career Conference: September 24
A Program for Doctoral Students, co-sponsored by Career Planning and Placement and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, will be held on
Tuesday, September 24, in Houston Hall, second floor. The program consists of several presentations:
- Issues Facing Graduate Education;
how changes in higher education will affect your academic career; Janice Madden, vice provost for graduate education, 4-4:15 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room.
- Applying for Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships;
writing a strong funding application; understanding what funding organizations want to
fund; and funding resources on campus; Rebecca Huss-Ashmore, associate professor of anthropology; Ann Kuhlman, associate director, Office of
International Programs; Ellen DeMarinis, reference librarian, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; Julie Vick, graduate career counselor, Career Planning &
Placement Service; Ben Franklin Room.
- The Insiders' Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: A Program for First-Year Students;
what you and your department can expect from each other:
panel of advanced doctoral students moderated by Dr. Madden will give first-hand advice on managing relations with your advisor and choosing a
committee; and completing your program successfully and expediently; 4:15-5:30 p.m.; Smith-Penniman Room.
- Academic Job Search Strategies;
evaluating one-year positions and/or postdocs; presenting yourself to different kinds of institutions; working with
your recommenders; preparing for the job market; Nancy Hornberger, associate professor of education; Alan Filreis, professor of English; Robin
Leidner, associate professor of sociology; Scott Poethig, associate professor of biology; Emily Thompson, assistant professor of history and sociology
of science;5:15-6:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room.
Please sign up by calling 898-7530 or sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Julie Vick, Graduate Career Counselor, Career Planning and Placement
Volume 43 Number 4
September 17, 1996
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