Discussion of Career Options for Humanities PhDs at #mla14

The following event, which takes place on Friday, 10 January from 2-4 p.m., may be of interest:

Discussion of Career Options for Humanities PhDs

Designed for graduate students and recent doctoral program graduates who may be thinking about pursuing careers beyond the classroom, this nuts-and-bolts conversation features three career services professionals, who will lead an informal discussion and offer brief presentations about the various employment paths and postdoctoral opportunities open to recipients of PhDs in the humanities. It will cover practical suggestions about where to begin, how to approach different kinds of searches, how to prepare application materials, how to incorporate a postdoc into career development, and how job seekers can make good use of their campus’s career services offices. The discussion is part of the MLA’s ongoing work, with support from the Mellon Foundation, to broaden the career horizons of humanities scholars and graduate students. Participants are encouraged to bring their CVs and other application materials for review. The presenters will be Jennifer E. Hobbs, Northwestern Univ.; Patrick Houlihan, Univ. of Chicago; and Kamilah McCoy, Northwestern Univ.

The discussion will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 10 January, in the Regal Room, Fairmont.

Note that the event does not appear in the program, but is included in the Convention Services page. Please share this information widely!

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