The Job Talk as Storytelling (2 day workshop), hosted by UMN Professor Josef Woldense
Day 1: Thurs, Dec 2 | 11AM - 2PM CT | Register here for both days
Day 2: Fri, Dec 3 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM CT
What is the job talk? Simple, it is an oral presentation that displays your research. The problem, of course, is that you have spent all of your time thinking and expressing your research in a medium other than the oral form of communication. Although the underlying ideas you wish to convey are largely the same, the medium in which you are now asked to express them is profoundly different. The primary challenge in crafting the job talk, then, is this: How do I translate my research from one mode of communication to another? This is precisely the question this workshop seeks to answer and it does so by drawing on storytelling as the central translating device.