Alt-Ac Description

This HASTAC workshop will provide a general introduction to the Alt-Ac concept and offer practical advice as you consider applying for jobs in this career track. We will focus especially on how to translate your academic experience and craft effective applications. The first part of the session will offer a chance to listen to the experiences and wisdom of people already in or connected to the Alt-Ac sector. Then, as a group, we’ll discuss a sample job announcement, C.V. and cover letter. Finally, we’d like to break out into smaller groups to briefly discuss your own application materials as well as any additional questions about the process. The conversations that start here are meant to continue throughout the conference, giving participants the chance to build a network of people for workshopping future job search materials.

Fiona Barnett, Duke University
Korey Jackson, University of Michigan

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