From: Marisa C Allison <[log in to unmask]>
Date: October 14, 2011 9:00:46 AM EDT

Subject: Women's Graduate Student Brownbag Community

The Women and Gender Studies Center is sponsoring a brown bag community that explores some of the issues women face during their graduate school careers.
Beyond the Classroom: Women'€™s Grad School Survival Hour

This brown bag community is designed to look at some of the issues that women face during their graduate careers and offer some insight into navigating these issues and obstacles. If you are interested in becoming part of this brown bag community, please contact Marisa Allison at [log in to unmask] or Zayna Bizri at [log in to unmask].  For the Fall 2011 semester we have three meetings scheduled:

Curriculum Vitae Swap: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 12:30 p.m., New Graduate Student Space, Alcove JC 3rd Floor
Bring a few copies of your CV to distribute with other graduate students to get some guidance and share your ideas and tips you’ve heard of just how to compile this mysterious document. Whether it'€™s barely 1 page or if it'€™s 20 pages long, we'€™ll gather informally to offer advice to one another.  

Teaching Packet Workshop: Tuesday, November 15, 2011  12:30 p.m.
Josh Eyler, Associate Director at Mason'€™s Center for Teaching Excellence, will join us to give some guidance on how to compile a teaching packet in preparation for the job market. Though this workshop will be directed toward Ph.D. students advancing towards jobs in the academy, it will also provide tips for Master'€™s Students who plan to eventually teach at the university level.

Preparing for a Job Talk: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011  12:30 p.m.
Know what to expect when you go on a job talk. Will they ask you to teach a class? How long will they give you to present your dissertation research? What can or can'€™t they ask you? A panel of Mason faculty will discuss their job talk experiences and share some guidance on this process.