Show The Graduate Center Menu

Profession-Related Events


Profession-Related Events


Spring 2015
Schedule of Profession-Related Events
Ph.D. Program in Theatre

DATE                 EVENT

5 February---- Surviving Graduate School
This session, including a discussion with a representative from the Wellness Center, will be concerned with strategies for dealing with the social and psychological stresses of graduate study, including exam tensions, time management and organizational hurdles, the setting of priorities, and the challenges of thesis preparation and writing. Advanced students may be invited to share their experiences and strategies. James Armstrong hosts.

5 March----  Workshop 3:   Publish and Flourish 
This workshop will address the nuts and bolts of academic publishing, including placing a performance or book review in a renowned journal, and revising a seminar paper into a peer reviewed article. A panel of published students and faculty will discuss their experiences and will offer advice. Prof. Marvin Carlson will moderate.
19 March----Demystifying the Handbook 3:  Conferences 
Eager to participate in conferences but unsure how they work? Curious to know more about the major theatre conferences or about other conferences? This session will include both a "how to" guide to conferences as well as three short paper presentations by students in the Program. James Armstrong hosts, with Prof. Marvin Carlson.
26 March---- Mock First Exam Oral
This mock oral experience is intended to offer a first-hand view of what to expect for level-one students as they prepare for the first exam. Students will get to watch a mock oral with debriefing and discussion following. Profs. Jean Graham-Jones and Peter Eckersall will conduct the oral and moderate the discussion.

16 April----Grant Writing and Fellowship Applications
This workshop will focus on securing grants and fellowships. The panel discussion will include testimonials by successful grant and fellowship recipients, who will also share their experiences with finding funding opportunities and negotiating the application process. Prof. Peter Eckersall will moderate and provide practical guidance for securing grants and fellowships.
30 April--- How I Got My First Job:  Theatre Program Alumni in Conversation
Join us for a panel discussion with Theatre Program alumni, who will share their experiences of going on the job market while completing the requirements of the Ph.D. Prof. Jean Graham-Jones will moderate.

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).