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Job Week 2015

Job Week is a showcase of the career resources provided by the AADS department to AFR majors. Learn more about what we did for Spring 2015's Job Week!

What am I going to do after I graduate?

 What kind of job can I get with an African and African Diaspora Studies degree? 

Who can help me write my resume and cover letter? 

Am I prepared for the work world?

Am I supposed to wear a suit to every interview?

If these are some of the questions you've asked yourself, consider participating in JOB WEEK, a series of events sponsored by the African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Department. The week will feature professional development workshops dedicated to helping you narrow down a career path and giving you the proper tools for the job hunt that is ahead of you.

The workshops provide information on how to write an effective resume and cover letter, dress for an interview, and market your liberal arts degree in Black Studies for any position.  On-site resume editing will also be provided.

Although this series is tailored for AADS majors, all students are invited to attend.

Spring 2015 Events


Tuesday, January 27th

4:15 - 4:45 pm: Key Note Speaker (Dr. Eric Tang, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies)

4:45 - 5:00 pm: Dinner

5:00 - 5:30 pm: What To Do With a Black Studies Degree (Liberal Arts Career Services)

5:40 - 6:30 pm: Writing Workshop: Resumes and Cover Letters (Victor Obaseki, Policy Coordinator for the Institute for Urban Policy, Research, and Analysis [IUPRA])


Wednesday, January 28th

4:15 - 5:00 pm: Grad School Panel (Dr. Kevin Foster, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies; Caitlin O'Neill, AADS PhD Student; Lenzi Sheible, Law School Student at UT-Austin)

5:00 - 5:15 pm: Dinner

5:15 - 5:45 pm: Professional Networking Through Social Media

5:50 - 6:30 pm: What Not To Wear (Dr. Choquette Hamilton, Associate Director of Development for Black Studies)


Thursday, January 29th
4:15 - 630 pm: Black Studies Job Fair
Come interview for jobs with Black Studies units (AADS department, Warfield Center, and IUPRA)!


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