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The Academic and Professional Job Search: Technology for Professional Development

Houchens 105

When Nov 14, 2012
from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Where Houchens 105
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Description. Professional development is an essential part of graduate school, but the variety of different technologies available to assist in developing a network of colleagues online can be overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be. Technology can connect you with peers and experts in your field, organize your personal and professional interests, and cultivate your continued learning. When it comes time to find a job, your online connections will not only be helpful but essential. Come learn how you can select and implement useful technology to foster your professional development, both now and as you enter your career. We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet, and phones to this interactive and engaging session!

Learning Outcomes. By the end of this session, you will be familiar with several current technologies useful for professional development. You will be able to choose those which are beneficial to your goals and ignore those which are not helpful. You will also understand what it means to "curate" an online presence to best connect with colleagues and professionals, and you will leave with a plan to move from passive to active networking with technology.

Presenters. Harley Ferris is a first-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition, focusing on the rhetoric of music. When not reading about music, he's usually either listening to it or making it. Before graduate school, he worked full-time as a university webmaster, and he continues graphic and web design on a freelance basis. A native of Chicagoland, he now resides in Louisville with his wife and three children. 

Amy Lueck is a third-year PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition, researching nineteenth-century literacies and learning. She is currently the Graduate Research Assistant for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and an Assistant Director for the Thomas R. Watson Conference at University of Louisville. 




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