Graduate Student Events

#AAAL2020

Meet & Greet

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:00pm - 10:00 pm
Organizers: GSC
Location: Conference Hotel 

Are you a graduate student new to AAAL? A seasoned AAAL attendee who is interested in becoming more involved in graduate student leadership? Or just a graduate student looking to meet students at other institutions? Come one, come all grads to our ‘meet and greet’ event to kick off the AAAL conference. This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students, share academic experiences, and get to know your future colleagues. At the event, you will also meet the Graduate Student Council Steering Committee members and learn more about graduate student events, opportunities to get more involved in AAAL, and events geared towards first-time attendees. We hope you will join us for this informal community-building event! Light snacks will be provided.

Balancing the Holistic Experience of Being a Graduate Student

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Organizers: GSC Event-Planning Sub-Committee
Location: Conference Hotel

*Graduate Students must register for this event with their conference registration; There is a registration fee of $10 that will be used to offset the cost of lunch. Please email info@aaal.org for questions.

Lunch Provided

Many graduate students struggle with balancing graduate school, work, family and social obligations / engagements and multiple personal, social, and academic identities. Further, self care and exercise routines are at times compromised throughout the semester. Time management challenges and competing priorities can lead to burnout. In this roundtable discussion, graduate students will be provided with tips to manage commitments and to cope with stress, in addition to self-care strategies to combat anxiety and burnout. Round table leaders from various stages in their academic careers will discuss perspectives from research, teaching, service, and industry; these perspectives will help graduate students along multiple pathways in the field of applied linguistics learn to balance commitments. Through this roundtable format, graduate students identify a series of intentional actions to proactively promote and maintain health, including engagement in hobbies and personal interests. Lunch will be provided to registered attendees!

The lunch event sub-committee will create an inclusive event by recognizing the ways in which our diversity informs experiences of learning, professional networking, and socializing. We will use our knowledge and technology to the extent possible to include AAAL GSC members in the event. Further, the sub-committee welcomes discussion about how to make the event more inclusive.

Schedule:

12:00-12:10 p.m.: Check-in and pickup boxed lunch; introductions

12:10-12:50 p.m.: Roundtable discussions on time management, prioritization, and self-care

12:50-1:00 p.m.: Closing remarks, thanks to discussion leaders, survey completion

Developing Strategies for Publishing and Interviewing Along the Way to the Job Market

Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:35 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizers: Event-Planning Sub-Committee
Location: Conference Hotel

*Graduate Students must register for this event with their conference registration; There is a registration fee of $10 that will be used to offset the cost of dessert

Dessert and Drinks Provided

Publishing and interviewing are two skills many graduate students often express some discomfort or anxiety about when they are mentioned. However, they are two necessary skills all graduate students need to conquer to progress through a successful job market (be it research, teaching, service, or industry) process and throughout an academic career. In this two-part (dessert) workshop, graduate students will be provided with tips for both publishing in various venues and interviewing on the academic and non-academic job market. In the first half of the workshop, a diverse group of scholars in applied linguistics will provide tips on the publication process and on interviewing strategies in general. In the second-half, each panelist will lead a roundtable discussion with a smaller group of graduate students to provide more personalized suggestions for highlighting research, teaching, scholarship, and service in both Skype/Zoom and in-person interviewing. Graduate students will walk away from this evening workshop more prepared to participate in publishing ventures and more prepared for interviewing. Dessert will be provided!

Mission for the Evening Event to Foster Diversity & Inclusivity

At this event, we seek to provide fellow AAAL graduate students with both pragmatic and critical perspectives on publishing and interviewing along the way to the job market.

Vision for the Evening Event to Foster Diversity & Inclusivity

At this event, we seek for attendees to leave with concrete strategies and tools for them to accomplish their goals in the areas of publishing and interviewing.

Schedule:

7:35-7:50: Check-in, progress through ice cream line

7:50-8:00: Remarks from AAAL GSC Co-Chairs

8:00-8:45: Panel Discussion - publishing

8:45-8:50: Break into table groups

8:50-9:50: Roundtable discussions and rotations

        General Interviewing Tips

        Skype Interview: What to expect and how to highlight you

        In-person Interviews: Types (department, chair, dean) and how to highlight you

9:50-10:00: Closing remarks, thanks to discussion leaders, survey completion