A young philosopher writes:
I’m the newly-appointed placement officer for my department, and I was hoping to get some feedback on a couple of questions.
(1) I know well enough what our students need to do in order to look attractive to ranked research universities, but I’m wondering what I can do to help our students look attractive to “teaching schools”: small liberal arts colleges and universities with large teaching loads. I’d be grateful for feedback both about “do’s” and “don’ts” in their job applications, as well as anything I could be doing earlier on, with our first- and second-year grads, to help prepare them for such jobs.
(2) What, if anything, should I be doing on behalf of my students at the Eastern APA? My fear is that if I approach the schools that interviewed them at the smoker, it may do more harm than good (by annoying them!).
Comments are open.