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Fall 2016
Schedule of Profession-Related Events
Ph.D. Program in Theatre

DATE                    EVENT

8 September - Demystifying the handbook 1:  Program milestones
Even though the road to your Ph.D. in Theatre from coursework to dissertation defense can seem daunting, the program has set certain milestones. These can help students focus on short-term goals toward achieving their degree. This event will discuss the different program milestones, including a focus on the program language exam requirements, and chart the overall trajectory of the program. 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. Margit Edwards hosts, with Profs. Marvin Carlson and Peter Eckersall.

15 September - Demystifying the handbook 2:  Level two and beyond
This session will include a formal breakdown of the written and oral sections of the second exam, guidelines for developing, crafting, and defending a dissertation proposal, and insight from professors about how to manage the work of writing a dissertation. Margit Edwards hosts, with Profs. David Savran and Peter Eckersall.
29 September - Presentations by recent recipients of program travel grants
Students receiving program grants for research and travel will share their experiences both within and outside the archives. Additional topics will include ideas for funding as related to one’s scholarship as well as advice on applying for grants. Professionalization Representative Margit Edwards hosts.
13 October - Preparing your application materials
This workshop will address the specifics of preparing key materials for a successful academic job application, including the CV, cover letter, and the philosophy of teaching statement. Margit Edwards hosts, with Prof. James Wilson.

27 October - Applied Pedagogy: Reflections from the field
CUNY offers a range of teaching opportunities for graduate students in the Theatre Program. This presentation and discussion will focus on the cutting-edge methodology and resources used by professors, adjuncts, and graduate teaching fellows in speech, theatre appreciation, acting, and directing classes. Workshop topics and leaders to be announced.

11 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, 11 November.  Anyone may attend open interviews and the post-marathon debriefing session.

1 December - Meet the Segal Center Visiting Scholars
Professor Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Martin E. Segal Center, will host a meet-and-greet with the Visitng Scholars at the Segal Center. Students are invited to meet this diverse group of scholars from aroung the world and to share their interests with our distinguished guests.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place 4:15pm-6:15 p.m. in the Green Room of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre (Room 3111).