Writing Careers: A Conversation About Alt-Ac Career Preparation

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Please join University of Iowa HASTAC Fellows Katie Walden (PhD Candidate, American Studies) and Mary Wise (PhD Candidate, History) as we lead a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Teitle and Dr. Jennifer Masada on the difference between a CV and Resume!

We will be meeting online at the following web address: Those wanting to participate can join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/990543448 
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,990543448# or +16465588656,990543448#.   Or Telephone:     Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll),  Meeting ID: 990 543 448
Those not able to join the zoom conversation live could tweet in questions at @KWaldenPhD or @UIOWAHASTAC1. 

About Our Conversation Participants:

Jennifer Massada

Brief Biography  Jennifer Masada has her PhD in music composition and performance art from the University of Iowa. She earned this her PhD in 1993 and from then to now, Jennifer has worked in publishing, marketing, higher education, and non-profit studio work. She is currently the strategic communications manager for the University of Iowa Libraries. Given her experience within and outside of the academy, she is sure to have much insight on preparing a CV and resume! 

Jennifer Teitle

Brief Biography:  Jennifer Teitle has her PhD from the University of Iowa in Teaching and Learning. She is a graduate student advisor for the Graduate College and works on initiatives involving alternative academic careers, engagement, and career planning. An expert on career preparation, Jennifer has much knowledge to share with humanities graduate students interested in preparing for a career outside the academy! 

Our conversation is designed to springboard off the discussions that happened around a recent campus event through the NextGen PhD CV/Resume event.Katie and Mary are members of the University of Iowa's Next Generation PhD Writing Across Careers planning committee and are interested in learning more about the ways that graduate education can be reshaped to better prepare students for varied careers within and outside of the academy.

Our web conversation happening tomorrow will focus on the following questions: 

1) What led you to pursue particular career opportunities (and perhaps not others) after receiving the PhD?
2) How have your research and writing practices changed across different career sectors?
3) How have you framed yourselves for different employers? What kinds of advice do you give your current students or colleagues about this task of framing?
4) What kind of support (if any) did you receive as a grad student in shaping your CV or resume for the first time? How does your self-representation vary depending on the professional venue?
7) Please talk about your online self-presentation, the extent to which you curate a web site, Wikipedia page, or other modes of highlighting your interests and skills.
8) What are your strengths or interests that don’t get conveyed in your CV or resume? How do you communicate them?
9) Are CV/resume categories changing? 
10) How do your imagine your future career path?
11) How did you maintain a confident sense of your scholarly and creative identity at moments of transition or when your career path seemed precarious?
12) If you could redo your graduate education, what would you change? What changes to grad training might be suggested by your experiences?

Please join us and let us know if you have any questions by contacting Mary Wise at mary-wise@uiowa.edu



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