Graduate Theological Union

Professional Development - Career Resources

Career Development Resources

Upcoming Workshops (Wed, 10a-1p, GTU Student Lounge)

Sept 11/Feb 12 - Job Search 1

  • Special Guest - Dr. Darleen Pryds (Fall only)
  • CVs - (please bring a copy to work on)
  • online presence - LinkedIn, Academia, Facebook, etc.
  • This workshop is now available online as a video - PhD CVs for Academic Positions

Oct 2/Mar 5 - Job Search 2

  • where to look for jobs
  • cover letters and application packages

Oct 30 - Job Search 3

  • Interviews (Darleen Pryds) - Skype, phone, on-campus, and conferences

Special Event - November 1st  - The Art of Networking

  • 5pm - Dinner Board Room - with special guest Alan Kelchner, the GTU's Interim VP of Advancement - this special event is held in preparation for AAR/SBL in November - learn skills for networking at conferences, how to do it professionally, and why it can be fun - then practice what you’ve learned at the accompanying reception! (This is a highly recommended event by previous attendees!)

 Nov 20 - Job Search 4

  • Expanding the job search - non-profit, alt. academy
  • Soliciting, maintaining, and improving recommendations
  • Dossier services - GTU and online


Searching for Employment

Job Boards

​Non-Academic Career Paths/The Alt-Academy

Designing your CV

Writing Cover Letters

Cover Letters for Community College Applications

(These are very different from typical academic cover letters.)

Getting References

Letters of Intent and Interest


Conference Interviews

On-Campus Interviews

Skype and telephone Interviews

Determining Institutional "Fit"


​Negotiating Job Offers


Last updated March 26, 2014

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