Career Expo for Humanities Scholars


23 jun, 2018 – 10:00 A.M.

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“The idea that a Ph.D. can prepare you for diverse careers — not just for the professoriate — is now firmly with us.” — Leonard Cassuto, Author If you are a graduate student in the humanities in the Greater Washington D.C. region, we invite you to join Connected Academics at Georgetown University for our Second Annual Career Expo for Humanities Scholars on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018! Schedule Morning Workshops (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Our morning workshops will provide students with the opportunity to think about how they want to communicate their valuable training as humanists to potential employers. Led by the Connected Academics team, the workshops will include sessions on interviewing, translating a CV into a resume, and honing one's LinkedIn narrative.  The Expo (1:30 - 5:00 p.m.) The Expo will bring together graduate students in the humanities and potential employers in the Greater Washington D.C. region, from think tanks and academic administration to nonprofit and private industry roles, currently or potentially looking for a writer, editor, translator, corporate trainer, higher education administrator, or researcher with an M.A. or Ph.D. While we prioritize employers who are looking to hire, not every organization at the Expo will be have an immediate job opening. We therefore encourage attendees to come to the Expo in order to discuss their own academic and professional narratives, ask representatives about their own post-academic journeys, and forge connections as they prepare for future hiring cycles. All are welcome.  Please note that an RSVP is required to attend. The Team Kathryn Temple, J.D., Ph.D. — Director Kathryn Temple, former chair of the English Department at Georgetown University, is the Georgetown principal investigator on the Mellon-funded grant “Connected Academics: Preparing Doctoral Students of Language and Literature for a Variety of Careers.” She publishes on subjects related to Law & the Humanities and the History of Emotion. Her current book project, Loving Justice: Blackstone's Commentaries, Legal Emotions, and Anglo–American Conceptions of Justice, will be issued by NYU Press in Spring 2019. Justin Quam, M.A. — Faculty Justin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of German at Georgetown University and has participated in the ReinventPhD task force at Georgetown since 2016. His research focuses on the lessons that language teachers and curriculum developers can draw from research into narratives. His interest in language learning stems from the thirteen summers he spent teaching German at Concordia Language Villages, a language and culture immersion program in northern Minnesota. He received his M.A. in German from Georgetown University in 2016.  Lauren Frey, M.A. Candidate — Project Manager for Connected Academics Lauren Frey is a candidate for the M.A. in English in the Department of English at Georgetown University and has participated in the ReinventPhD task force since 2017. Her research focuses on modernist poetry, women’s suffrage, and notions of the public sphere in early 20th-century American culture and literature. The Space The event will be held at the Healy Student Family Center on Georgetown University’s campus.  Directions to the Southwest Parking Garage: Via Canal Road: From Canal Road NW, turn into Georgetown University Turn Right into the Southwest Garage for parking Turn into the Library Walk and head up the hill Turn left into the Healthy Student Family Center Via Prospect Street: From Prospect Street, turn right onto Tondorf Road Turn Left onto North Road Follow North Road, curving around *as if you would be* exiting via the Canal Road Entrance Turn Left into the Southwest Garage Turn into the Library Walk and head up the hill Turn left into the Healthy Student Family Center Funded by: Connected Academics, a Mellon-funded project of the MLA.

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