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The Sixteenth Annual Academic Career Conference

Penn graduate students and postdoctoral fellows continue to benefit from faculty, administrators and advanced doctoral students who share their time and advice on preparing for academic careers. The Academic Career Conference will have four programs in the fall semester with something for graduate students at every level.

Since this conference first began 15 years ago, more than 60 faculty members and administrators, from Penn and area institutions, have participated in it or in its spring component, Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life. The conference is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Office of the Provost.

Going on the Academic Job Market

Faculty Members Speak to Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Students
Monday, September 20, 4-5:30 p.m.
Room G7 (lower level), Irvine Auditorium
Dr. Marybeth Gasman, assistant professor of education; Dr. David Grazian, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Lorrin Thomas, assistant professor of history, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers

Faculty Members Speak to Science and Engineering Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Tuesday, September 28, 4-5:30 p.m.
Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall
Dr. E. Roger Cowley, professor and chair of physics and chemistry, Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, the State University; Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, associate professor of immunology, CHOP and Penn One other speaker to be announced.

The Insider's Guide to Graduate Education

A Program for First-Year Ph.D. Students
Monday, October 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Center, Lower Level
Dr. Peter Conn, Interim Provost and five advanced doctoral students/recent Ph.D.s; Rachel Buurma, English; Anne Bracy, ISC; Derek Daniels, Ph.D., Psychology. Two other speakers to be announced give first-hand advice on "what you and your department can expect from each other."

Laying the Groundwork for Your Future

Assembling a Dissertation Committee, Finishing Efficiently, and Ending up with What you Need to Go on the Job Market: A Program for Second Year-Plus Doctoral Students
Monday, November 8, 3:30-5 p.m.
Griski Room, Houston Hall (third floor)
Dr. Emily Steiner, assistant professor of English/ Watkins Chair in the Humanities. One other speaker to be announced

To attend these programs, please sign up by sending an e-mail message to furlongj@pobox.upenn.edu or by calling (215) 898-7530.

—Julie Vick, Career Services

 

 


  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 3, September 14, 2004

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