Professional Development

Graduate Student Professionalization Seminars

Throughout the year, the English Department plans a series of seminars that address a variety of timely academic topics that are meant to enhance the students' professional development, as well as expose them to important elements of an academic career. The seminars are normally led by faculty members, and the topics are determined each year by the Graduate Committee. Students in all years are strongly recommended to attend the professionalization seminars since they are a constitutive part of graduate formation. Past seminar topics include:

External Fellowships
Conferences: How to Apply and Write Papers
Publishing in Journals
Article Writing and Submitting for Publication
Library Materials/Research
Archival Research
Genre of the Dissertation
Developing Reading and Writing Research Habits
Gender & Sexuality/Professional Ethics and Protocols
Sexual Harassment Training
The Digital Humanities