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Future Proofing Your Ph.D.: A Workshop for Graduate Students with Dr. Brenda Bethman

April 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This highly interactive session provides concrete and immediate assistance for graduate students in any discipline who want to be better prepared to land a job that is both fulfilling and full-time without leaving the academy. Dr. Bethman will discuss how participants can think about their Ph.D. training in ways that prepare them for a broad range of jobs within the larger university environment.

Registration is required and capped at 130.  Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/mq9pglv.

For more information, contact Charlotte Fryar (ctfryar@live.unc.edu) or Sertanya Reddy (sertanyr@live.unc.edu).  This event is supported by a grant from the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s Leadership Development Scholars Program.

About Dr. Brenda Bethman

BethmanHeadshotDr. Brenda Bethman has been working in higher education since 1993, when she began studying for a master’s degree in German literature at Temple University. Originally she went to graduate school with the intention of becoming a faculty member and headed off to UMass Amherst for a Ph.D. in Modern German Studies. Along the way, she started working as a conference and grant coordinator for the DEFA Film Library and discovered that while she liked teaching and researching, she was clearly born to work in administration. Dr. Bethman has been the Director of the UMKC Women’s Center since January 2007. In addition, she serves as Acting Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and teaches for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Honors Program.

Dr. Bethman is the co-founder of Alt/Academix, a consulting firm that provides workshops and individual consultations to help graduate students and PhDs make themselves marketable for academic administrative positions.  She has presented and published on #altac careers, social media, assessment, women’s leadership, women’s literature, Elfriede Jelinek, Marlene Streeruwitz, Ingeborg Bachmann, and feminism in a variety of venues. She is the author of “Obscene Fantasies”: Generic Perversions in Elfriede Jelinek, published in Peter Lang’s Austrian Culture Series. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog, and one of the founding members of the #femlead Twitter chat. She holds a B.A. in German Literature from Dickinson College, an M.A. in German Literature from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Modern German Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies from UMass Amherst.

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April 10, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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