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Seeking Employment

Procedures for Seeking Employment

About one year before finishing, the student should initiate discussions with the supervisory committee chair to prepare a job search plan. Issues to be considered include: preparation of a vita; selection of faculty from whom recommendation letters will be requested; scheduling of an opportunity to present the student’s research in a departmental seminar; and identifying information about available jobs. The particular job strategy will depend on the graduate’s level (M.A. or Ph.D.), the type of job desired (academic or non-academic), as well as a number of other factors. The supervisory committee chair will assist, guide, and advise on the job search, though responsibility for the search lies with the graduate student.