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  • PSYCHOLOGY 290    Section: 4


    Spring Quarter 2008

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. See instructor for CRN.

    The seminar will be a hands-on workshop designed to introduce graduate students to aspects of being an academic researcher that are not traditionally covered in content-based seminars. For example, one week we will discuss how to properly prepare a CV and what some of the common mistakes are that students make when crafting their CV. As part of that week's assignment, students will be asked to revise and improve their own CV. Another week, we will talk about writing an effective cover letter for an academic job and will sit down and critique actual cover letters that were submitted by recent job applicants. Students will also be asked to practice writing a cover letter of their own and will receive feedback from the group.


    Additional topics to be covered include:


    -Developing the 5-minute description of one's research interests

    -How to make the most of your conference experience

    -Understanding the manuscript review process

    -Preparing your job materials (research statement, cover letter, etc)

    -Dos and Don'ts for successful job talks



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    Cynthia Pickett , Ph.D. 102L Young Hall Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 pm