Professional Development

Here you will find some examples of excellent research proposals, including samples of prospectuses for PhD students, as well as other advice related to succeeding in your graduate program.

Sample Approaches to Research Proposals

Sample Prospectuses for Dissertation Colloquy

Handshake is ASU's online career platform that you can use to schedule career advising appointments, view upcoming events, apply for jobs and internships and find mentors in your career interest area. You can activate your profile with your ASURITE ID and complete your profile today. To get started, visit asu.joinhandshake.com. Career Services also offers some Handshake focused videos on their Youtube channel.

The Graduate College also offers Professional Development opportunities and trainings.

ImaginePhD is a helpful career exploration and planning tool.

Looking for a local or regional professional conference to attend? Below is a list that faculty and graduate students in the department have recommended. Please contact enggrad@asu.edu with any additions to this list.

In advance of a conference, you will be asked to submit a brief document describing your research. Please see How to Write a Conference Proposal to get started.

All Local Conferences: https://english.asu.edu/research/community-university-initiatives/conferences

Humanities

Creative Writing

English Education

Film and Media Studies

Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Literature

Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies 

Here you will find resources on preparation for going on the job market such as CVs, resumes, cover letters, interview tips and more.

PDF iconAlt-Ac Career Resources

PDF iconGoing on the Job Market

Sample CVs

Sample Job Letters

For more cv and job letter examples, please see this Google Drive folder. (ASU Google Account Required)

PDF iconStatement of Teaching Philosophy Tips

PDF iconPhone Interview Tips

The Graduate College also offers Professional Development opportunities and trainings.

Handshake is ASU's online career platform that you can use to schedule career advising appointments, view upcoming events, apply for jobs and internships and find mentors in your career interest area. You can activate your profile with your ASURITE ID and complete your profile today. To get started, visit asu.joinhandshake.com. Career Services also offers some Handshake focused videos on their Youtube channel.

Purdue Owl is also a good resource for job resources and examples.

Please take a moment to watch these videos to learn about graduate student professionalization, how to choose a committee, the PhD exam process, how to create a digital presence, and more.