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Thursday, 06 January

2. A Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers: The Job Search in Foreign Languages

11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., Diamond Salon 2, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages

Presiding: Nelly Furman, MLA

Speakers: Jane Hacking, Univ. of Utah; Cathy L. Jrade, Vanderbilt Univ.; Mari Noda, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Representatives of different types of institutions describe work and career paths in BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting programs. Aspects of the job search (including letters of application and recommendation, curriculum vitae, interviews at the convention and on campus, waiting out a sluggish market, and negotiating an offer) will be discussed.

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