The Job Market in 2023 - Workshop Series

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The Job Market in 2023 is a series of events organized by the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Graduate Association for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (GRASP). Speakers will discuss essential skills for academic and professional success, such as building a teaching portfolio, preparing for interviews, designing a cover letter and CV, and more.

This year's events were scheduled for September 15th, September 21st, October 6th, and October 20th, 2023. Details archived below:

Fall 2023 Schedule of Events:

September 15th, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:30pm
"Get Your Research Out There: Publishing Your Interdisciplinary Work"
Benjamin Fraser, University of Arizona

September 21st, 2023 from 4:00 - 5:00pm
"Not Plan B: Diversifying Your Work Inside and Outside of Academia"
Jill S. Kuhnheim, Brown University; Professor Emerita, KU

October 6th, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:00pm
"Navigating DEAI in the US Job Market: Insights for Graduate Students"
Iris Hauser, Princeton University

October 20th, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00pm
"From Ph.D. to Professorship: Real-World Insights from Recent Graduates"
Andrés Rabinovich, The University of Chicago


Exploring various career paths will assist you in finding careers that will be a good fit based on your interests, skills, values, and professional program. The following resources are designed for all graduate students: from those who know exactly what career field they plan to pursue to those who want to see what different opportunities are available!

Exploratory Resources

At KU:

Other Universities:


Career preparation will provide you with guides to help you navigate the basic steps you should be taking as you get ready to apply for positions after graduation. You might know what you generally want to be doing with your degree, and this section can assist you in creating foundational materials. 


Congrats, you’ve found a position or role that fits your passions, interests, and degree! These resources will give you tailored resources to help you specify your application materials to the position of interest and set you up for success!