Monday, August 28, 12:00-1:00 p.m., GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore, 970 E. 58th St.)
Academic conferences are great platforms for building your professional networks and discussing your research ideas and future projects. Sometimes, these events provoke uncertainty, however. How should you approach the scholar whose work you admire? What do you say to the presenter who shares your interests? How do you introduce yourself at a reception? Join PATHS and the organizers of the 10th International Congress of Hittitology for a workshop on academic conference networking best practices. You’ll gain a better sense of how to engage other scholars at conferences, and you’ll have an opportunity to practice sharing your introductory personal narrative with fellow junior scholars. Lunch will be provided.
Thursday, August 31, 12:45-1:45 p.m., GRAD HQ (3rd Floor, UChicago Bookstore, 970 E. 58th St.)
How does a Ph.D. candidate who is trained in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program land a job in a disciplinary department? Join PATHS and the organizers of the 10th International Congress of Hittitology for a conversation with Dennis Campbell, an alumnus of NELC (Hittitology, dissertation on ‘Mood and Modality in Hurrian’) who now works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at San Francisco State University. Campbell will discuss his job search and provide advice for those seeking to make a similar transition. Lunch will be provided.