2019 Schedule

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Location: McShain Large, McCarthy Hall

  • 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. – Welcome from Dean Norberto Grzywacz, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University and Professor Kathryn Temple, Department of English, Georgetown University
  • 9:30 a.m. – “Professionalization 2.0,” a keynote address with Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University, author of The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It (2015). 
Leonard Cassuto Informational poster
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45 – Focus Groups 
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – “Audience Matters: the Public Humanities from a Rhetorical Perspective,” Matthew Pavesich, Georgetown University
  • 2:00 p.m. – Focus Groups
  • 3:00 p.m. – Break
  • 3:15 p.m. – ImaginePHD Webinar with Annie Maxfield

This session is designed to introduce career paths and opportunities for PhDs in the humanities using ImaginePhD – a free and confidential career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for humanities PhDs.  During this session you will be able to identify starting points for career exploration, inventory your skill set, evaluate how it aligns with particular career paths, and identify aspects that are most important to you in a future career.  Please bring your laptop with you for the webinar.

  • 4:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks
  • 5:00 p.m. – Welcome Reception: Opportunity to mingle and meet with the cohort (Note location change: Department of English, Conference Room, New North 311)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Location: McShain Large, McCarthy Hall

  • 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. – “What do we have to offer the world? Humanities Skills and Habits of Mind,” Kathryn Temple, Georgetown University
  • 10:00 a.m. – Focus Groups
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch 
  • 1:00 p.m. – Leave for Library of Congress
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Site visit at the Library of Congress 

Evening free; dinner on your own

Friday, June 7, 2019

Location: McShain Large, McCarthy Hall

Breakfast on your own

  • 9:30 a.m. – Meet at The Folger Shakespeare Library 
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch at Georgetown (Location: McShain Large, McCarthy Hall)
  • 1:30 p.m. – Resume Workshop with Annie Maxfield

This interactive workshop allows graduate students in the humanities to articulate skills and experiences gained through the PhD to specific positions of interest.  Prior to this session, please identify 3 jobs you are interested in, highlighting the common skills needed.  We will use the job descriptions and the ImaginePhD skills assessment results as a starting point for creating a resume.  

  • 3:00 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – Fellows Project Presentations
  • 5:00 p.m. – Finish that Dissertation or Thesis NOW: Optional Workshop, Kathryn Temple
  • 6:00 p.m. – Evening free; dinner on your own

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Location: Leavey Program Room, Leavey Center

  • 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. – The Art of the Informational Interview with Annie Maxfield

The informational interview is a powerful tool for networking and gaining an insider perspective on careers and organizations.  During this session we will break down the process of informational interviewing, highlighting strategies for making the most of your time with professionals in fields that spark your curiosity.

  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – Career Showcase 
  • 3:00 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30 p.m. – Reception, Awards Ceremony, and Closing Remarks