Hone your job search at these upcoming graduate student career events

September 23, 2013

In the wake of the MIT Fall Career Fair, graduate students will have several opportunities to further refine their job search skills at the following workshops, to be held the week of September 23, 2013.

Academic Career Series: The Process of an Academic Job Search
Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-7pm, 32-144

A panel discussion featuring current academics, providing advice on all aspects of the academic job search. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Council Academic, Research and Careers Committee. For more information email the GSC committee chairpeople at: gsc-arc@mit.edu.Practice Makes Perfect: Group Mock Interviews
Wednesday, September 25, 2-3pm, 68-121
In this group mock interview session, students will have a unique chance to practice and sharpen their interview skills. We will briefly review interviewing wisdom, discuss the art of giving and receiving feedback, then all participants will have a chance to answer questions and get feedback on their responses. Students who participate should first attend one of our in-person interviewing workshops or listen to our online workshop, Effective Interviewing, at http://gecd.mit.edu/workshop/interviewing/index.htm. Limited to 18 participants; register on CareerBridge under the Events tab (gecd.mit.edu). Drop-ins may be able to attend.Creating an Effective CV for the Academic Job Search
Thursday, September 26, 5:30-6:30pm, 4-153
The CV is used for the academic job search and in some cases for PhDs seeking a research position in other settings. This workshop will cover the important elements of a CV, including strategies for how to showcase your particular knowledge and experiences effectively.  We will also discuss some aspects of the academic job search – such as writing a research or teaching statement, or obtaining letters of recommendation. It’s helpful to bring a copy of your CV or a draft with you to refer to as we go through the material in the workshop. Register on CareerBridge under the Events tab (gecd.mit.edu).Photo by boellstiftung.

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