Events

Events throughout the year are designed to prepare you for the next step in your professional career.  The University of Chicago Divinity School, along with the resources of the University of Chicago, are at your disposal as you plan for your future. 

 

The Career Services events and resources of the Divinity School and UChicagoGrad are designed to help you discern your interests and talents, and work with you to map a path toward your future career.  From careers in the academy to public policy, from secondary school teaching, non-profit management, law, business – take time to consider what you want to do and how you will get there.  The journey begins now – step by step.

The Dean of Students publishes a weekly newsletter for Divinity School students, filled with information on employment opportunities, fellowships, professionalization events, as well as key events sponsored by UChicagoGrad and other units throughout the University.

  • CRAFT OF TEACHING  offers a variety of programming throughout the academic year. 
  • MOCK INTERVIEWS/JOB TALKS: Contact the Dean of Students to schedule your own mock interview or job talk. You'll benefit from feedback from faculty, as well as a student audience.
  • UChicagoGRAD offers a variety of programs throughout the year. See below for upcoming events!

*** The Writing Program is Hiring: Tutors, Writing Interns, and Lectors for 2017-2018
The Writing Program is hiring for 2017-2018! We offer a variety of teaching positions that are suitable for graduate students in all stages of their programs.  All Writing Program hires receive hands-on, practical training in writing pedagogy, along with on-going support as they begin working with student writers. Graduate students from all departments and divisions are encouraged to apply. For more information about the application process and available positions, please visit writing-program.uchicago.edu/jobs | Applications are due February 20, 2017 at 1pm
Upcoming Info Sessions: Wednesday, January 25 at 12:00pm | Thursday, February 2 at 4:00pm | Writing Program Offices (Stuart 330, accessible via Harper Memorial's Cathey Learning Center) 



 

 
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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships Info Session
Monday, January 23 at 12:30pm in Classics 110
Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowships provide support for 6-12 months of doctoral dissertation research in 1 or more countries worldwide, except Western Europe (unless visited briefly for archival research). The program is intended to create modern language and world area specialists who have an interdisciplinary approach to research. This deadline will be for fellowships for use during the time frame of fall 2017-spring 2019 (the University receives an 18-month institutional grant). Students must have achieved a level of language proficiency necessary to conduct proposed research. Fellowship awards are generous and include a monthly living stipend, support for dependents, research allowance, insurance, and round-trip transportation. The information session will provide a thorough overview of the application process. All prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the session or set up an individual advising appointment with Jessica Smith in UChicagoGRAD as soon as possible. Sign up in GRAD Gargoyle (click on Events > Workshops)
 
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Finding Your Purpose with a Humanities Degree: Exploring Options and Positioning Yourself for Success
Monday, January 23, 4:30-6:00 p.m., UChicagoGRAD HQ (Third Floor of the UChicago Bookstore) 
(This is workshop 1 of a 3-part course.) How can you turn your humanistic training into a career? What career paths do humanists often pursue, and how do you know which path is right for you? This workshop will provide you with a framework for the career exploration process, and it will introduce you to common career paths pursued by UChicago degree recipients in the humanities, divinity, and history. The workshop will feature Danette (Dani) Kauffman (A.M. English Language and Literature), a D.C.-based communications professional, and Donald Chae (Ph.D. Music ’03), a Chicago-based strategy and management consultant. The event will be followed by a reception. Register by logging into GRAD Gargoyle (Events < Workshops). 
 
Academic Job Market Series: Job Talks
Tuesday, January  24, 9:00-10:00am, Classics 110
 Come learn about what sets a job talk apart from any other type of academic talk. The session will give you some practical tips on how to prepare and deliver a successful job talk! Audience for event: All graduate students and postdocs. Register by logging into GRAD Gargoyle (Events < Workshops).
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Grad Global Impact Internships (GGI) Information Session
Tuesday, January 24, Noon-1:00pm, UChicagoGRAD HQ (University Bookstore, Third Floor) Interested in designing your own internship for this summer? How about designing your own internship and getting a $4,000 stipend? Come to this info session to learn more about the GRAD Global Impact Internship Program including "Pitch" and "Partner" opportunities. RSVP via your student account through GRAD Gargoyle. To view and RSVP for the Information Session, Click Events>Click Information Session>Select and RSVP
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PATHS First Year Series: Leveraging Your Strengths in the Classroom and Beyond
Tuesday, January 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Classics 110
The PATHS First Year Series is a career development program especially designed for entering doctoral students in humanities, divinity, and history.  In this session (#3 of 6), participants will identify professional strengths and talents that can be leveraged for success in the classroom and beyond. Participants are required to complete an assessment tool before attending the session. Please contact Courtney Wiersema ( ) to access the tool. Register via GRAD Gargoyle 
 
 
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Paid Summer Internships in France
UChicagoGRAD is happy to announce graduate internship opportunities at museums in France for summer 2017 open to current PhD and Master’s students who are U.S. citizens specializing in French art history or French history and have strong French language skills. Interns will receive a $4,000 stipend for 4-6 week internship. Host organizations are listed below and complete descriptions are attached. Applicants must submit 1) letter of interest not to exceed 2 pages; 2) CV or resume; and 3) indication of advisor’s support to me (Brooke Noonan, UChicagoGRAD,  ) by Monday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

ANNUAL EVENTS:

These or similar events are held throughout the academic year. 

  • Syllabus Workshop
    • Learn how to design college courses in religious studies, using your own course design for the workshop.
  • PhD Skills Identification and Alumni Panel
    • Learn how to translate your PhD education into many non-academic professions.  Share with PhD alumni who are successfully pursuing careers beyond the academy.
  • "Mock"  AAR interviews 
    • Have a conference interview scheduled at the AAR/SBL? Practice your interviewing skills with a faculty panel, and learn as you watch fellow students in their own mock interviews.
  • Divinity School Career Night 
    • Learn how your Divinity School education can translate to a number of career opportunities.  Ask questions of Divinity School alumni who are pursuing a wide range of professions.  Open to students in all degree programs.
  • MDiv Skills Identification and Alumni panel 
    • Learn how your MDiv education and skills can be leveraged toward a variety of professions, including emergent forms of ministry.  Hear from MDvi alumni who are pursuing careers in ministry, non-profit management, social justice and many other fields.
  • PhD Practice Job Talks
    • PhD students deliver their lectures in preparation for on-campus interviews before a group of faculty and students.  The format is intentionally structured according to the anticipated campus visit.  The lecturers will receive feedback on their lecture content, delivery, handouts/slides, and their handling of questions and discussion.