Committee on Student Issues and Concerns (COSIAC):
Summer Institute Survival Skills Workshop

All COSIAC workshops will take place at 7pm-9pm, with the exception of COSIAC-4, 'Packaging Yourself'; see below.

1. Academic Networking
(or How to Get the Most Out of the LSA Linguistic Summer Institute)

July 7, 2011
This meeting discusses the concept of networking in the academic domain, including ways to maximize the opportunities to meet and start relationships with both more senior researchers in the field as well as more junior contemporaries.

2. Academic Papers: Where (and When and Why and How) to Start?

July 18, 2011
This meeting focuses on broad and basic questions about starting the process for preparing an academic paper for publication. Some topics to be addresses including determining scope of topic in a manuscript, choosing an appropriate venue to send a manuscript (as well as what the difference is between different types of academic publishing venues, such as working papers, journal articles, chapters in edited volumes, etc.), and what to expect from the submission (and editing) process.

3. Conferences

July 25, 2011
In this panel/session/workshop/etc., we focus on providing the overview towards getting your work accepted for presentation as well as the presentation itself. Topics to include: abstract preparation, how to determine where to present, and presentation dos/dont's.

4. “Packaging Yourself”

August 2, 2011, 3:30-5:30PM, MUEN E050 (Muenzinger auditorium)

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME AND PLACE. When approaching the job market, one might think that all that is needed to begin is a dossier of cover letter, CV, writing sample, etc.. However, a cover letter is not a cover letter is not a cover letter. And ideally, every component of the dossier is tailored to each particular job. This workshop deals with the ways that those on the job market can market themselves, which includes questions like when and how one should highlight (or downplay) particular aspects on one’s expertise and how to ‘package’ oneself for different jobs.