Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships Mock Application

For UW undgraduate students who are interested in applying for a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship in the future, we are offering a Mock Application Process this summer.

The deadline to participate in the Mock Application Process is Monday, July 12, 5pm. Students must submit a full application by that date in order to fully benefit from the Mock Application Process. Scholarship awards or "decisions" will not be made but students will be able to interview and receive feedback on their applications in preparation for the autumn application process. Interested students can visit our website for application instructions and other information about the program.

I am also available for advising before the Mock Application Process and throughout the summer for Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships and Mary Gates Research Scholarships.

In addition, our website is updated with autumn quarter deadlines and information sessions:


Academic Careers Workshop Series - Starts June 29

Academic Careers: Getting Started
Are you going on the faculty job market this year or next? Come learn about the "big picture" of the academic job search process. We'll discuss topics such as clarifying your desires, getting your application materials started, searching for positions, and managing your life. A typical faculty job search timeline will be provided. Speakers will include a career counselor and four students who successfully landed faculty jobs in the last few months. No registration required.
Tues, June 29, 12:30-1:45, Thomson 125

Academic Careers: CVs
This workshop is open to grad students and postdocs embarking upon the faculty job search process AND those who haven't revised their CV since entering graduate school! Having your CV up to date is always a good idea because you never know when a fellowship, TA/RA, or job opportunity will arise. We'll discuss tips regarding CV preparation, review a few sample CVs, provide time for you to reflect on your CV, & answer your questions. No registration required.
Thurs, July 8, 12:30-1:30, Smith 205

Academic Careers: Cover Letters & Letters of Recommendation
Your cover letter and letters of reference are very important to your academic job search success. We'll discuss strategies for marketing your skills and experiences in a cover letter and provide you the opportunity to start thinking about your top selling points. We'll also discuss how to select, prepare, and coach your reference letter-writers. Additionally, the coordinator of our Letters of Evaluation Online (LEO) program will provide information and answer questions about letter of recommendation files. Learn more about LEO - http://careers.washington.edu/leo. No registration required.
Wed, July 14, 12:30-1:30, Smith 205

Academic Careers: Teaching Statements
Academic job postings often require that applicants send a teaching statement, teaching philosophy, or teaching portfolio. Come listen to an expert from the Center for Instructional Development & Research (CIDR) share tips for writing effectively about your teaching - even if you don't have much teaching experience! Participants will have time to draft some ideas and get feedback from other graduate students. Learn more about CIDR at - http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/. No registration required.
Tues, July 20, 12:30-1:45, Thomson 125

Academic Careers: Research Statements
Many faculty job postings - in a variety of disciplines and in a variety of institutions - require that candidates send a Research Statement or Statement of Research Interests. Being able to write coherently about your past/current research efforts and articulately about your future research plans is very important. Come learn what search committees are looking for and spend some time brainstorming a few ideas for your research statement. Sample statements will be provided. No registration required.
Wed, July 28, 12:30-1:30, Smith 304

Monday, June 7, 2010

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

The Women in Aerospace Foundation inaugural scholarship application is now available!

Applications for the 2010-2011 school year are due by June 30, 2010. The scholarship is open to qualified women science and math students who represent the future of aerospace engineering.