The Well-Written Academic Cover Letter

Part of the Academic Job Preparation Series for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, this hands-on session addresses the purpose of the cover letter, its customary format, and necessary content, along with tips on how to avoid common mistakes and missteps so you can make the best first impression possible on the search committee. Attendees will leave this session with clearly identified content to include and a concrete outline of their cover letters.

Presented by Annie Maxfield, Director of Graduate Career & Professional Development, University Career Engagement

Co-sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s:

  • Faculty Innovation Center
  • Graduate School
  • University Career Engagement Center
  • University Writing Center

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact University Career Engagement prior to this program at 512-471-2425 or

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Light lunch will be served.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1 (2.370.1)
101 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78705

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