Carleton’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology is hosting two workshops in the near future on how to prepare job applications. All Carleton graduate students and recent alumni are welcome. These workshops will provide you with information that can be difficult to find on your own. The first workshop covers applications for academic jobs, and the second covers applications for alternative-to-academic (alt-ac) jobs. Attend both sessions if you can!

Preparing the Job Application (Part One): Academic Jobs

Monday, November 5, 2018

2:00 – 3:30pm

Sociology and Anthropology Department Lounge

This seminar provides information about putting together an academic job application, with a particular focus on tenure-track positions. We will discuss various components of the academic application (e.g., curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching dossier), and differences between research- and teaching-stream applications. The seminar also features guest speaker Dr. Alexis Shotwell who will discuss how to effectively manage references for your application.

Preparing the Job Application (Part Two): Alternative-to-Academic Jobs

Monday, November 12, 2018

1:00 – 2:30pm

Loeb D794

Considering career options outside of academia once you finish your graduate degree? This workshop provides information about preparing applications for alternative-to-academic careers including career services available to graduate students, how to translate your valuable academic skills into labour market skills, and how to write strong cover letters and resumes. The seminar features guest speaker Yvonne Collins from Carleton University’s Career Services.