Professionalization Seminars Spring 2010

Perhaps you’ve read it in the Chronicle of Higher Education or The New York Times, but if not, be forewarned: the academic job market is getting tougher. Some experts are predicting a 20% chance of getting a job as a professor of English in the next few years. Don’t get scared - get moving! Now, more than ever, it is essential to know what the profession is all about. That’s why, all semester long, every other Wednesday at 4pm, EGO (English Graduate Organization) is offering a series of hour-long colloquia on professionalization.

Cracking the Code: Obstacles, Challenges & Requirements in the Program

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Bartlett 256

Who Should Come: People who are new to and / or confused by the program or profession. Veterans who can offer their hard-won wisdom. Everyone is welcome.

What: Now that you have at least a semester under your belt, it’s time to get the lowdown on how the program really works, how you can make it work for you and where the potential pitfalls are. No question is silly or off-limits. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered by people who've recently been through it as well as to meet fellow scholars. And we’ll have snacks.

Where, What, When to Publish

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010


Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
followed by EGO meeting

How To Find Outside Funding

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Teaching Your Own Class

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Wiki Help

  • Log in to edit pages.
  • Use the edit buttons at the bottom of the page to make changes.
  • Create a new page by typing [[[new page name]]] on any editable page.
  • For more help, visit our help pages.
  • Join the UMass EGO wiki.
feed-icon-14x14.png RSS

Subscribe to the EGO Listserve

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License