Graduate Seminars

Fall 2014 Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 7, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 103 Talbot Lab
Life as an Academic
Presenter: Professor Jennifer Bernhard, Electrical & Computer Engineering

We’ll examine the elements of an academic career to determine whether it is an appropriate career choice for the aspiring graduate student.  We will also briefly examine some of the aspects needed to prepare for starting such a career.

Tuesday, October 14, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 103 Talbot Lab
Preparing for the Faculty Job Search
Presenter: Professor Rohit Bhargava, Bioengineering

Are you preparing to go on the academic job market or want to learn more about the process? We will provide a concise overview of the faculty job search process. We will also provide advice on how to prepare the most effective application materials, including the CV and cover letter.


Tuesday, October 21, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 103 Talbot Lab
The Academic Job Search Process
Presenter: Klara Nahrstedt, Computer Science

We will describe the search process, providing practical information about how the process works, how to prepare for and conduct the interview, and negotiating the offer.


Thursday, October 30, 5:00-6:00 pm, Room 165 Everitt Lab
Successfully Launching Your Academic Career
Presenter: Professor Jeremy Guest, Civil & Environmental Engineering

How can you get off to a fast start in your new academic career?  What should be your priorities?  We’ll present practices that lead to academic career success.