For graduate students interested in careers in academic administration or outside of academia, a resume (not a cv) will be one of their most important professional documents. This workshop, led by Dr. Katie Stanutz, will help M.A., Ph.D., and M.F.A. students build a strong resume that will resonate with employers. We’ll start by discussing the major differences between a curriculum vitae (cv) and a resume and their respective purposes in applying for jobs. Then, we’ll focus specifically on the key elements of a resume and what employers are looking for in a candidate’s resume. Students are welcome to bring their own job documents, but that is not required.
Dr. Katie Stanutz earned her PhD in English from the University of Maryland in 2015. Specializing in 20th-century multi-ethnic American literature, her published work includes articles on Japanese American internment during World War II and prison literature. After earning her PhD, Katie’s job search included tenure-track faculty positions, roles in academic administration and jobs outside of academia. In early 2017, she became the Assistant Director for Academics in University Honors, the largest living-learning program in the Honors College at the University of Maryland. A few years later, she moved to The Ohio State University as the Undergraduate Program Manager for the Department of English. She has been a hiring manager and served on hiring committees in higher education, and she is always happy to discuss different career paths for graduate students in the humanities.