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Graduate Development

GDP Coordinator and Workshops/Seminars

The Department of English at the University of Western Ontario is committed to providing assistance and guidance to graduate students seeking professionalization and placement. To this end, the Department has a Graduate Development and Placement Coordinator who, in addition to leading seminars and workshops that are intended to develop the professionalism of graduate students, is also available on an individual basis for consultation and advice. The Graduate Development and Placement Coordinator for 2014-2015 is Professor Pauline Wakeham.

Click here for the schedule of dates for Fall 2014 workshops and seminars.

All graduate students and graduate alumni will be welcome at these sessions. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend job search sessions at least one or two years before they anticipate going on the job market.

Graduate Development and Placement Coordinator (GDPC), 2014-15:

Professor Pauline Wakeham
University College 381
Please email Professor Wakeham for an appointment


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