Life after the PhD: a series of conversations with visiting scholars

Venue
The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
6th February, 2012 @ 16:00:00

Life after the PhD: a series of conversations with visiting scholars

Monday 6 February 2012 4.00-5.30pm in the Moore Institute Seminar Room
James M. Smith, Boston College

This is the first in a new series of talks for PhD students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. They will take the form of informal discussions with visiting scholars to the College about ‘life after the PhD', with each visiting speaker sharing insights into the challenges and opportunities for career development beyond the PhD.

In the first session we are pleased to welcome James M. Smith, currently a visiting scholar in the Moore Institute, from the English Department, Boston College. Jim will talk about how his training as a graduate student prepared him for a career in academia. He will address various aspects of professional development for doctoral candidates, e.g., choosing a dissertation topic, conferencing, publishing, the job search, life as a junior faculty member, growing your career, etc. This will be an informal presentation leading hopefully to conversation and a question and answer session.

All are welcome and there will be light refreshments provided. Please rsvp to Kate Thornhill: kate.thornhill@nuigalway.ie