Academic Careers: Research Statements

When Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.Many faculty job postings – in a variety of disciplines and in an array of institutions – require that candidates send a Research Statement. Being able to write coherently about your past/current research efforts and articulately about your future research plans is very important. Come learn what search committees are looking for and spend time brainstorming a few ideas for your research statement. Sample statements will be provided.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu

Academic Careers: Teaching Statements

When Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.Academic job postings often require that applicants send a teaching statement, teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio. Come listen to an expert from the Center for Teaching & Learning share tips for writing effectively about your teaching – even if you don’t have much teaching experience! Participants will have time to draft some ideas and get feedback from other graduate students.No registration required.
Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation

When Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.

Many students experience writer’s block when it comes to cover letters. We’ll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We’ll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers, and how to use Interfolio to collect and manage your recommendation letters.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation

When Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.

Many students experience writer’s block when it comes to cover letters. We’ll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We’ll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers, and how to use Interfolio to collect and manage your recommendation letters.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…

Academic Careers: Curriculum Vitae

When Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This event is for grad students & postdocs.Having your CV up to date is always a good idea because you never know when a fellowship, TA/RA, or job opportunity will arise. We’ll discuss tips regarding CV preparation, review a few sample CVs, provide time for you to reflect on your CV, & answer your questions.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…

Academic Careers: Getting Started Panel

When Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Campus location Dempsey Hall (DEM)
Campus room 102
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary This workshop is for grad students & postdocs.Are you going on the faculty job market this year or next? Come learn about the “big picture” of the academic job search process. We’ll discuss topics such as clarifying your desires, getting your application materials started, searching for positions, and managing your life. A typical faculty job search timeline will be provided.

Speakers will include students who successfully landed faculty jobs in recent months, as well as a career counselor.

No registration required.

Type of Event Workshop
Campus UW Seattle
Event sponsors Catherine Basl
cbasl@uw.edu
Link careers.washington.edu…

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs – Day 1

Campus location Mary Gates Hall (MGH)
Campus room 134
Primary Focus UW Grad Students
Summary Are you a current graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or graduate-level alum? Do you want to learn more about the unique strengths you can offer an employer? If you want to assess your strengths and talents and learn how to leverage them, then this seminar is for you.The Dependable Strengths seminar provides a safe place for graduate level students, alumni, and post-doctoral fellows to consider career possibilities inside and outside academia. Participants explore good experiences to discover their unique patterns of strengths; identify which strengths they want to use in a career; write a report that articulates their strengths and reflects their potential; learn to use knowledge of their strengths to enhance their network, application materials and interviews.

$100   Current UW Students
$160 Alumni & Postdocs (UWAA Members)
$200 Alumni & Postdocs (Non-UWAA Members)

To register for the Dependable Strengths seminar, please complete the form at careers.uw.edu…. After this form, you will be asked for payment.


Tools for Success: Resume Development for Master of Education Students

Are you getting ready to graduate this quarter? Are you concerned your resume needs some improvements? If so, this 90 minute workshop will be hands-on session to learn more about to improve your resume.The Career Center will do a brief presentation on resume development and strategies on how to create the best resume. There will also be time for peer feedback. We encourage you to bring three copies of your current resume to participate in activities.

When: Tuesday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Hall, 104

Please let us know you are attending: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/norahf/233941


New Course for Spring: Landing Your First Teaching Interview

The Graduate School is offering a great new course this spring, Campus to Career:  Landing your First Teaching Interview.

 

This is a 2 credit (graded CR/NC) class specifically focused on helping graduate students prepare materials and a plan for launching an academic job search.  The attached flyer gives much more details.


Alumni Panel

Thursday, March 13, 2014 7 p.m.

Miller Hall 104

The Office of Student Services is partnering with the Office of Minority Recruitment and Retention to bring alumni back to campus to share their journeys and discuss their career paths. These College of Education alumni have achieved great success in their fields, though the path may not have been linear. The Alumni Panel discussion is intended to allow current and prospective students to hear the advice and the experience of those who have graduated with a degree from the College of Education, and to provide a forum for a conversation in which students can ask panelists questions about studying, academic and professional careers, job searching, interviewing, etc. Students will come from diverse backgrounds and a variety of programs including Special Education, Measurement and Statistics, Higher Education, and Learning Sciences.