You are a student in philosophy? History? Literature? Or more generally in Liberal Arts? But though you have developed competences that are valued in many academic and professional fields, you may lack a concrete sense of available opportunities that lie ahead of you. If it’s the case, come to the 2018 Canadian Liberal Arts Fair… Read More The Liberal Arts under the spot this Saturday!
Confession time: I’ve never applied for a job. Sure, I’ve applied for graduate schools, grants and scholarships, teaching assistantships, and once, a course lectureship. And I’ve had jobs outside of the academy too, ranging from gymnastics coach to in-China program instructor. Some of these applications required CVs, a cover letter, or interview, but none required… Read More Professionalization the CAPS way
Warning: this post contains angst. The third year of my PhD work is quickly coming to a close (Omg. Aak. Eeek.) I’ve been thinking a lot about post-docs. About the type of research I want to do and the type of researcher I want to become in the long run. About fellowships and funding applications. About finding… Read More Where?
I’ve written about teaching already this year, and I find myself writing about it again now, in the hopes of getting some opinions from other grad students. I’ve been the teaching assistant for a lab the past few years. When the powers that be restructured the lab in a major way last year, I made… Read More Does teaching matter?
So – that was that. My master’s degree. Was I dreaming? I have been recently hit with the common post-grad-school realization that I can do ANYTHING I WANT! I have no familial obligations, no contracts, no school, no… ah wait. The financial obligations are massive and heavy coming out of this endeavor. This new stage… Read More Post-Post-Grad