Workshops

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

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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:

Hands-On Training for Job Candidates in Academic Job Market Preparation

  • The 6 things every Ph.D. needs to know when preparing for the market
  • How to prepare for the academic job market from your first year of graduate school
  • How to craft your cv, job letter, and teaching statement 
  • How to think like a search committee
  • The core elements of an academic interview
  • Demonstrating tenurability

Grant-Writing

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

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 gettenure@gmail.com 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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