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October 25, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Category: Training
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany Community Room | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students

A strong research statement is a key component of a successful job search in academia or at other research-intensive institutions. In this seminar, we will learn what a research statement is, what components it should contain, how long it should be, the importance of good writing and background research, and what constitutes a winning research statement. This will be a hands-on seminar, with writing exercises and the opportunity to compare research statements written by others. This is a brown bag lunch with water provided.

Session leader: Peter Hoffmann, Ph.D (CLAS, Physics and Astronomy, Senior Associate Dean of Research)

After attending this GPPD, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the important role of research statements in job applications.
  • Identify the essential components of a research statement.
  • Apply professional writing techniques.
  • Compose strong professional research statements.
  • Critically examine and compare research statements to understand how they may be evaluated by potential reviewers.

*Micro-credetial available in career preparation

Learn more about Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development (GPPD) seminars

For more information about this event, please contact Cindy Sokol at (313)577-8050 or c.sokol@wayne.edu.