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Professional Development


Dissertation How-To (PDF, 114K)

Reading List (PDF, 247K) :  Up until 2010, the Department used a reading list to structure examinations.  A useful guideline to core texts in various areas of Germanic Studies 


Build a CV and Job Letters (PDF, 61K)
An Academic Job Search (PDF, 10K)
Asking for Letters of Recommendation (PDF, 78K)


On Talks and Abstracts (PDF, 126K)
On Chairing a Conference Session (PDF, 82K)
Helpful Hints for Presenters of Conference Papers (PDF, 91K)


MLA Interviews (PDF, 48K)
Interview Questions (PDF, 230K)


Course Development for Graduate Students (PDF, 88K) (A How-To on Course Proposals)

Professional Organizations

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