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Thursday, October 17, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM EDT

Are you a PhD student or Postdoctoral Fellow considering an academic career? Register for the Free full-day Academic Career Conference to learn more about academic work search including document and interview preparation, tips on managing your academic career, and advice and insights from faculty members. Sessions will also highlight the importance of negotiating job offers in academia, and the challenges associated with maintaining work-life balance when building your academic career.

During registration, you can also apply to present a research poster at this conference during our cocktail reception on any research topic! This is a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded scholars and to form supportive connections with academic mentors. This conference is brought to you by the Centre for Career Action in partnership with the University of Waterloo’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative.

  • Open to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Coffee/tea, breakfast, lunch, and a drink during our cocktail reception provided
  • Attendance is free, however a $10.00 materials fee will be charged in the event of a late cancellation (cancellation that is not made 3 or more days before October 17), no show, or incomplete attendance

Additional information: Registration required through WaterlooWorks.

Schedule

For session descriptions, please visit the Centre for Career Action, Academic Career Conference event page

8:30am to 9:00am

Registration & Breakfast  

9:00am to 9:15am

Welcome & Introduction

9:15am to 10:00am

Keynote: Dr. Katie Misener, Associate Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies

10:00am to 10:15am

Break

10:15am to 11:30am

Concurrent Workshops

  • Cover Letters & CVs
  • Academic Interviews

11:30am to 12:30pm

Lunch 

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

  • Statements of Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Statements

1:45pm to 2:00pm

Break

2:00pm to 3:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

  • Negotiating the Terms of Your Academic Job Offer
  • Balancing Family & an Academic Career
3:15pm to 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm to 4:45pm

Concurrent Faculty Panels

  • STEM
  • Social/Health Sciences & Humanities
4:45 pm to 5:00pm Closing remarks
5:00pm to 6:30 pm Poster Presentations & Cocktail Reception
Location 
STC - Science Teaching Complex
Basement | Rooms 0010, 0020 and 0040
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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