Career Exploration Workshop (1-credit course)

ENGL 8001
Andrew Hoberek
Course Description

This 1-credit course is designed both to provide preparation for the non-academic job market and to address the larger questions of why this has become necessary and what responsibilities universities have under these conditions. Because we're a humanities department, we'll begin by discussing the question of non-academic career preparation as a question of writing style. To that end we'll read and discuss the "How We Write (Well)" special issue of the online journal Contemporaries. From there we'll move on to the larger question of how graduate students can translate their academic experience into applications for other careers, which we'll address through a range of approaches including practice in transforming vitae into resumes (using resources such as the website Connected Academics) and interviews with departmental alumni who've found non-academic careers. Open to students at any stage of their graduate careers.