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Fall 2019


Fall 2019 Professionalization Schedule

19 September      Demystifying the handbook 1 & 2:  Program milestones – levels one, two, and beyond
Even though the road to your Ph.D. in Theatre from coursework to dissertation defense can seem daunting, the program has set certain milestones, which can help students focus on short-term goals toward achieving their degree. This two-part session will start off with a discussion directed toward Level 1 students: different program milestones, including a focus on the program language exam requirements, and chart the overall trajectory of the program. The second hour (5:15-6:15 pm) will present a formal breakdown of the written and oral sections of the first and second exams, guidelines for developing, crafting, and defending a dissertation proposal, and insight from professors about how to manage the work of writing a dissertation. Whether you are in the beginning, middle, or end of the program, this event aims to help you successfully navigate your path from Level I to graduation. Joanna Gurin hosts, with Profs. Peter Eckersall, Erika Lin, and James Wilson.
September-October      Two workshops for level-three students
Prof. James Wilson will lead two workshops designed for level-three students preparing to enter the job market.  The first workshop will be devoted to fine-tuning the CV, and the second will focus on preparing the application cover letter.
3 October      Student roundtable on research grants
Students who have recently received grants for research and travel will share their experiences both within and outside the archives as well as share ideas for funding and advice for applying for grants. Joanna Gurin hosts, with Prof. Peter Eckersall.
29 October      Roundtable:  Meet the Segal Center’s Visiting Scholars

Prof. and Segal Center Executive Director Frank Hentschker, together with Prof. Marvin Carlson, moderates a brownbag session with our current international visiting scholars.  Feel free to bring your lunch!  Tuesday, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Green Room. 

15 November      Mock-Interview Marathon
This one-day marathon of twenty-minute mock interviews is intended to prepare level-three students as they enter the job market. Specific information will be provided in the early fall. Please note: the marathon takes place on Friday, 15 November.  Anyone may attend open interviews and the post-marathon debriefing session.
NOTE:  Unless otherwise stated, all events will begin at 4:15 p.m., in the Green Room of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre (room 3111).