Summer 2021 Academic Job Market Writing Success Series: Cover Letter Workshop

Wed, Jun 23 2021, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM
/ Location: Zoom

Arguably the most important document when applying for any academic job is the cover letter. Why? Because it is the first thing that the hiring committee reads. Based on that document alone, people will decide whether to consider the rest of your application and further you in the various job rounds. So important is this document that merely having it formatted incorrectly could cost you the position.

To kick off this summer's Academic Job Market Writing Success Series, we will begin with cover letters: what they are, what they look like, and how to write them to the job that you are applying for. Participants will learn what the major sections of a cover letter entail and how to tailor a cover letter to specific positions (e.g., a teaching-focused position versus a research-oriented one). Should time permit, we will also workshop our cover letters with each other, so bring a draft of your letter if you have one!

When: Wednesday, June 23, 5–6:30 p.m. (PST)
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*Due to proprietary materials being presented in this workshop, all participants will need to RSVP to receive the link to this workshop.

The GSRC is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation, please email Hannah Lawrence, Assistant Director of Professional Development, directly.

Event Contact : Robby Nadler