JHI How-to: Jumpstart Your Alt-Ac Career

When and Where

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Graduate students, are you starting to think about your post-dissertation life? Are you curious about an alternative academic (or “Alt-Ac”) career path? Wondering how you can mobilize your graduate degree into a range of fields? Do you need some guidance on how you could frame those experiences for hiring managers?

Join the Jackman Humanities Institute for a workshop featuring a session on “translating” the academic CV into a professional resume and hear from a roundtable of panelists and hiring managers about their career paths and experiences, and what they look for in a job candidate.

Discussion topics include:

  • Developing marketable skills during your RAships
  • Translating your research skills for an outside market
  • Creating a career narrative
  • Best practices for reframing your CV and cover letter  
  • What hiring managers look for when reading a CV/cover letter

Featured speakers:

  • Carla deMarco, Academic Communications & Outreach Manager, UTM
  • Sanja Obradovic, Director, Health SRC Strategy, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Lisa Rumiel, Director of Research Services, Faculty of Arts & Science, UTSG
  • Danielle Taschereau Mamers, Managing Director, Critical Digital Humanities Initiative, UTM

Moderated by Amy Ratelle, Jackman Humanities Institute Research Officer



Jackman Humanities Institute