Workshop on Composing an Effective Academic Cover Letter | January 20

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January 20, 2023
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Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Literature, Music and Music History, Film and Film History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The NCSA Graduate Caucus welcomes you to attend our next Scholars in Progress (SiP) session on Friday 20 Jan from 12 pm - 1 pm EST. The SiP session is titled, “Composing an effective academic cover letter.” 

We will first hear from Amy Arbogast, our Chair of the Graduate Caucus, who teaches at the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester, on the key principles of writing a good cover letter when applying for an academic job. Then Lindsey Carman Williams, a Blackburn postdoctoral fellow at Washington State University, will lead an exercise where we collectively critique a volunteer’s cover letter. If you would like to be considered, please send your cover letter to by Friday the 13th.

From there, we will split into breakout rooms so participants can offer each other feedback on cover letter drafts.  Participants may bring in-progress cover letters for discussion or can attend without them, just to learn and offer feedback.  

If you’re interested in attending this virtual event (via Zoom), you can access the link here. As always, our SiP session will be recorded and stored in the Members-Only section of the NCSA website. If you attend the session on zoom, you are consenting to being included in the recording. If your camera remains off, you will not appear in the video.

We look forward to seeing you at our next SiP session!

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Alexandra Solovyev, NCSA Graduate Caucus Member (