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grad student CV questions

Pseudo-Grosseteste

8 day(s) ago

1) Should I list campus/departmental talks on my CV (under their own section, of course, and not in the same section as conference presentations)? I have in mind talks given to the undergrad philosophy club, or given to particular departmental reading groups, or given to the department's grad students as a whole? (Currently I list talks to the undergrad club under a "Service" category, and I don't list other campus/departmental talks at all.)

2) If I have defended by prospectus and am now officially a PhD candidate, how (if at all) should I signal that on my CV? I'm not inclined to write something like "PhD expected MONTH YEAR," because I'm really not sure when exactly I'll finish my dissertation and defend.

Thanks in advance.

Carlo

8 day(s) ago

I'm chairing a committee this year for a TT search and couldn't care one way or the other so long as you make it clear what the context was (though a category for "Other presentations" could allow you to get your club-talks out of the "Service" category; still, I really don't think it matters since you can't really Feng Shui a cv into an interview).

More important: if you haven't at least set a defense date you shouldn't be on the market anyway. Also padding a cv with "talks" to a book club, etc? This isn't going to be taken seriously. Why not use that time to work on your dissertation?

Pseudo-Grosseteste

8 day(s) ago

Thanks for your thoughts, Carlo. I'm not on the market, but I use my CV for other applying to things. And the purpose of the talks isn't to pad the CV, but to get feedback from the department's grad students, or to do a solid for the undergrad philosophy club (which is always looking for speakers). I was just wondering if they should be on the CV, given that I've done them, and if so how to present them.

Pseudo-Grosseteste

8 day(s) ago

"other applying to things" should be "applying to other things" (e.g. some funding sources, some workshops)

Nicholas

8 day(s) ago

1. Refereed talks vs. other talks

2. (ABD) or (expected 20XX)

Pseudo-Grosseteste

7 day(s) ago

Thanks, Nicholas. How about awards received during undergrad years. Should those be removed from the CV? The woman from "The Professor is In" says so.

Nicholas

7 day(s) ago

Thanks, Nicholas. How about awards received during undergrad years. Should those be removed from the CV? The woman from "The Professor is In" says so.

Pseudo-Grosseteste

Yes. Unless it's something really impressive.


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