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LANGSA workshop: Alternative Academic Careers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Storrs Campus
Oak Hall 236

Please join the Languages Graduate Student Association for a workshop for grad students of all disciplines:

"Thinking about non-academic career options: how to maximize your options and minimize your stress"


Jenny Furlong (PhD in Romance Languages, Director of Career Planning and Professional Development at CUNY),

Jennifer Parker (MA in Instructional Systems Development, Instructional Designer at UConn), and

Cindy Lovell (PhD in Education, Executive Director of the Mark Twain House, Hartford).

Jenny will discuss some practical ideas and considerations for conceptualizing graduate work and expanding our career possibilities while in graduate school. She has seen grad students in the humanities and social sciences find work in many sectors, including higher education administration, non-profits, for-profits, libraries, museums, and secondary education She'll discuss how we can investigate other career paths, how we can develop a network of mentors in a range of fields, and how we might conduct an academic job search and a nonacademic one simultaneously. We will learn how to develop a strategy that can help us to move forward in a positive direction.

Jennifer and Cindy will share their experiences in pursuing non-academic careers.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate.

Admission Fee: none




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