I have given in person and virtual talks at many institutions, large and small, including:

  • Brandeis University
  • Duke University
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • UCLA
  • CUNY Graduate Center
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Maryland

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My workshops are tailored to the specific needs of the audience–contact me to inquire about details and rates. 

Virtual Events

*1.5 hour Skype workshop or webinar for departments or student groups.

*1.5-2 hour Skype workshops or webinars for departments, graduate colleges or advising centers.

In-Person Events

I am available for in-person workshops  in 2-hour, 4-hour, and all-day formats.



Topics include:

Hacking the Academic Job Market

  • Hacking the Academic Job Market (can include interview role play if an in-person event)
  • Graduate School As a Means to a Job (includes academic and post-ac content)
  • How To Write an Academic Job Application–Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Statement, Research Statement
  • How to Write Successful Grant and Postdoc Applications
  • Interviewing
  • Campus Visits
  • Negotiating Your Tenure Track Offer


Surviving the Tenure Track

  • Surviving Your First Year on the Tenure Track
  • Managing Your Career Once You Have a Job
  • Building Your Tenure File
  • Finding Mentors, Mentoring Others
  • Seeking Your Second Job



  • The Foolproof Grant Template–How to use it, Why it works
  • How to think like a selection committee
  • The Hero-narrative of grant-writing
  • Adapting and tailoring applications


The Non-Academic Track

  • Non-academic jobs for Ph.D.s
  • Deciding when to make the jump
  • Crafting a job application for a non-academic job


Hands-On Training for Programs/Advisors in Ph.D. Advising Resources and Methods

  • What graduate advisors and programs need to do right now to help their students
  • The most common Ph.D./grad school advising pitfalls
  • Preparing Ph.D.s for non-academic work
  • The best resources for grad school/Ph.D. advisors 

Please contact me at to discuss your specific group’s goals and needs and to discuss rates.  I enjoy working with groups and am happy to tailor my presentation to your interests.

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 A Workshop Testimonial:

“I just wanted to thank you for your workshop on Interviewing and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome.  I honestly have never attended such a meaningful and helpful workshop to prepare for the job market. So many aspects of the workshop were helpful, but to name a few:

  • The amount of detail on the content we should include in our interview answers (and other job documents).
  • Providing actual examples/templates we could use to model how to frame our interview answers.
  • Providing specific content for most major interview questions and required documents.
  • Strategies on how to shift our beliefs about our abilities.
  • Suggestions on how to reframe responses to sound more authoritative. You definitely understand our “positionality” and how we can quickly shift to the role of a professor without having to take years of real world experience to get there.
  • Finally, all your advice on understanding the nuances and politics of academia.

I feel like I could go on and on, but this was definitely the most helpful advice I have received in my academic career. Next year, they need to give you a whole day!”



Workshops — 1 Comment

  1. I am in the process of applying to a PhD Social Work Program. I teach part-time at a local college, but I understand that the market is very competitive. Your website is very inspirational to a want to be professor. I have several marketing strategies underway, as I fully appreciate the power of early branding.

    I wanted to leave a message of thanks an support.


    Ronjonette Harrison

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