We are less than two weeks away from the conference! As you’re starting to prepare your plans, don’t forget to include the three graduate students events in your schedule. Below, you will find a description as well as details regarding registration, time, and location of each event.
1.) Graduate Student Meet and Greet event — Friday, March 8, 8-10 pm
Sheraton Atlanta, Poolside
Are you a graduate student new to AAAL? A seasoned AAAL attendee who is interested in becoming more involved in graduate student leadership? Or just a graduate student looking to meet students at other institutions? Please join us for our ‘meet and greet’ event to kick off the AAAL conference. This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students, share academic experiences, and get to know your future colleagues. At the event, you will also meet the Graduate Student Council Steering Committee members and learn more about graduate student events and opportunities to get more involved in AAAL.
2.) Graduate Student Lunch Event — Saturday March 9, 12 - 1:15 pm
Sheraton Atlanta, Georgia 13
Title: Utilizing Your Networks For Publishing and Job Hunting
This session is designed to inspire and inform graduate students at all stages of master’s and doctoral studies to take advantage of their existing networks and expand them to develop job and publication opportunities. A panel of early career applied linguists will discuss how utilizing their networks has benefited their careers, for instance, in authoring special editions of journals or books, and what they wish they had known about networking. After an introduction from each panelist, the floor will be opened for questions. Topics may include tips on how to approach a professor to publish together or collaborate on research; how to network at conferences; and how to build professional relationships before, while, and after being on the job market.
3.) Graduate Student Dinner Event — Monday, March 11, 6:35 – 8:30 pm
Sheraton Atlanta, Georgia 13
Title: Preparing a Winning Professional Portfolio
This workshop dinner session is targeted to graduate students of all stages as well as recent graduates who are preparing for the job market. In this workshop, a panel of early-career professionals working in languages and linguistics will share their experiences and tips on how to begin preparing for the job market at any stage of graduate school to help them be competitive for their ideal positions. During this workshop, participants need to have access to their CV, and other relevant job search materials (optional), in order to work on the documents on-site. Panelists will work hands-on with participants to build more effective CVs, discussing other professional job documents along the way. Participants will receive tips on how a graduate student can build a winning profile to get the position of their chosen career path.