GSC Conference Events

The AAAL Graduate Student Council hosts a series of events every year during the AAAL annual conference to support the professional development of graduate students as well as to promote an interconnected community amongst graduate students and scholars in the field. You will find information about some of the events we held in the previous years on this page. 

2019 GSC conference events

  1. Graduate Student Meet and Greet

  2. Utilizing Your Networks for Publishing and Job Hunting

  3. Preparing a Winning Professional Portfolio

 

2018 GSC conference events

  1. Graduate Student Meet and Greet

  2. Ethical Practice in Academia: Unpacking the AAAL Ethics Guidelines

  3. Ask Us Anything: Graduate Student Forum on a Successful Academic Journey

2017 GSC conference events

  1. Making a transition: From graduate student to faculty member

  2. Publishing 101: Graduate students' forum on writing for publication

Utilizing Your Networks for Publishing and Job Hunting 

Preparing a Winning Professional Portfolio

March, 8th, 9th, and 11th, 2019 

 

During the 2019 AAAL Conference in Atlanta, the GSC hosted three events for graduate students: a graduate student meet-and-greet on Friday, March 8th; a graduate student lunch event on Saturday, March 9th; and a graduate student dinner event on Monday, March 11th. The lunch event on Saturday, March 9th, “Utilizing Your Networks for Publishing and Job Hunting,” featured scholars from various institutions and offered tips for publishing and job searching. The graduate student event on Monday, March 11th, “Preparing a Winning Professional Portfolio,” provided attendees with information on developing a portfolio that is suitable for the job market. For the 2020 Conference in Denver, the GSC intends to offer similar events that will suit our graduate students’ needs.

Making a transition: From graduate student to faculty member

March, 18th, 2017  

 

As a graduate student or new graduate, are you wondering how to prepare for a new academic position? Curious about what a smooth transition from graduate student to faculty looks like? Or simply searching for advice on getting started as a new professional in the field? Continuing our series of career workshops, the AAAL Graduate Student Council is pleased to host “Making a transition: From graduate student to faculty member”—a session for graduate students and early career professionals that focuses on making a successful transition from graduate student to full-time professional in the field of applied linguistics. In this workshop, a panel of experts will share their experience and offer advice on various aspects of the transition process, including: relocating to a new environment, establishing relations with new colleagues, facing the challenge of new course preparations, balancing teaching and research, and working toward tenure/promotion/retention. This workshop is geared toward graduate students in general as well as recent graduates who are preparing for the job market.

Publishing 101: Graduate students' forum on writing for publication

March, 19th, 2017  

Have you been to publishing seminars and workshops but are still not sure how to write a publishable paper? Do you have questions about publishing that you feel embarrassed to ask? Do you have course papers but don’t know how to turn them into possible publications? Come join our graduate student panelists who will answer your questions big and small, and share their experience of how they go about publishing their own papers and provide some tips on turning your term papers, or conference papers, into publishable manuscripts. This round-table session is geared toward all graduate students who want to have discussions on writing for publication.