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Academic CV and Cover Letter Workshop for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

A curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter are the centerpieces to the academic job search.  An exceptional CV is more than a list of your academic accomplishments; it allows you to market yourself to postdoc mentors and academic job search committees as a compelling candidate with relevant skills and knowledge. Academic cover letters are your opportunity to expand on your CV, tell your story in a way that makes it explicit how and why you add value, and illustrate your communication and persuasion skills. In this workshop you will learn how to craft compelling CVs and cover letters that emphasize how your specific skills and experiences will fit within and enrich the targeted academic institution.

PRESENTER: David McDonald, PhD, Assistant Director of Graduate Services, Duke Career Center

This event is part of the 2015-16 Academic Job Search Series, co-sponsored by The Graduate School's Professional Development Series, the Duke Career Center, and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions about this event? Contact Megan Wilson in the Duke Career Center ( or 660-1050).

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Room 217 Perkins Library

Event Category

  • Professional Development