Huge thank yous to all of the Voyages participants and attendees for making this year's conference such a blast! Special thanks to our lovely moderators and to our guest speaker, Dr. Nguyen!

  • New AGSE Swag Now Available!

    $1 buttons, $10 tote bags, and $15 t-shirts. Get 'em while they're hot!

  • Become a lifetime AGSE member today!

    Lifetime memberships for AGSE are only $10! Contact us at agse.csunorthridge@gmail.com for more details.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"How to Present at a Conference" Workshop Recap

We'd like to send a humongous thank you to Dr. Pandey for a very fruitful conversation about academic conferences and presentations at our annual "How to Present at a Conference" workshop yesterday! We had a great turn out and wonderful chat about what to expect at conferences and how to prepare for your presentation. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the discussion!

For those who couldn't make the event, click here for Dr. Pandey's workshop handout!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February Meeting Highlights

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our monthly meeting today! Here are some brief highlights:

Voyages Conference Updates:
  • We're counting down to the conference! The intellectual fun takes place Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9-4:30 in the East Conference Center, USU. Official conference website coming soon!
  • A huge thank you to all who attended, volunteered at, and supported our various fundraisers last semester. We raised a great amount of money that will help in paying for our conference needs, such as our food (Baja Fresh, anyone?)
  • Upcoming fundraisers: towards the end of February, we will be holding a food/drinks fundraiser at Chili's (specific date TBD) and one last book sale for the school year. If you're interested in helping at the book sale, please sign up by adding your name during the time slot(s) on the Google Doc.
  • AGSE merch: we will be offering AGSE swag -- tote bags and buttons -- featuring the AGSE and Voyages logos. More info to come!
New to the world of conferences and conference presenting? Join us for our annual "How to Present at a Conference" workshop on Wednesday, March 4 from 12:30-1:45 (we'll be merging our monthly meeting with this workshop). The workshop will feature guest speaker Dr. Iswari Pandey, who will talk to us about the do's and don'ts of presenting at conferences, just in time for our Voyages conference!

Nominations for next year's AGSE board will be coming soon. Think about nominating someone or being nominated yourself. It looks great on your CV and gives you excellent experience working with a committee and planning graduate events.

Announcements from our friends in Critical Theory Club and Sigma Tau Delta: CTC will be hosting a post-humanism talk tomorrow, led by Jordan Guevara; STD will be having a food fundraiser at CPK on Wednesday, February 11, and they are still looking for fantastic abstracts for their upcoming conference -- why not boost your CV even more and submit your Voyages abstract to their April conference on Multi-Discursions!

Thanks again to all of our meeting attendees and AGSE members and supporters -- we're looking forward to a fantastic spring semester with you all!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Meeting Highlights

Missed our November meeting? Not to fear! Here are some highlights from our meeting last week!

Fundraiser updates:
  • We raised $204 from our Bowling Fundraiser! Thanks to all who were able to make it!
  • Book Sale, Round 2! Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18th & 19th from 11am to 3pm -- please click here for sign-up as a volunteer (just add your name!)!
Upcoming Events:
  • "How to Write an Abstract" workshop featurning JC Lee and Dr. Chatterjee: Friday, November 14 from 1-2 in JR 319.
  • White Elephant December Party: $15-20 cap. More details TBA.

Our spring conference CFP is officially out! Our theme this year is Voyages, and our conference will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The deadline for submitting is Monday, December 22, 2014. Check out all of the details online at the UPenn site or email us with any questions.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bowling with Bibliophiles: Halloween Edition!

Don't miss our most anticipated night out of the year! Bowl the night-before-Halloween away with your fellow bibliophiles next Thursday at Corbin Bowl. Make sure to RSVP to get our special rate!

Friday, October 10, 2014

"How to Succeed in English Without Teaching" Workshop Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first ever "How to Succeed" Workshop, featuring Prof. Kathy Leslie!

Here are some highlights for those who were interested but unable to attend (also included are some resources we touched upon at the workshop):

  • English Dept. Internship Moodle: This is a great place to begin researching what positions are out there, brushing up on interview etiquette, and so on.
  • AfterCollege: A blog highly recommended by Prof. Leslie. This particular link takes viewers to everything that was tagged "English Major," but, of course, don't stop reading there! Subscribe to the blog and refer to it for all things post-college. Anyone with an interest in a career really can not afford to miss one bit of the essential information this blog provides.

A final note from Prof. Leslie: If I could leave everyone with the one piece of advice I wish I'd thought to say yesterday, it's research the fields you are interested in.  Check job databases like Monster and like the Career Center, and see what the positions call for. If people aren't even sure what fields they're interested in, then the Pathways feature on the Career Center website is absolutely worth the hour or so put into it, to find out what fields and careers are right for them.

Thanks again to Prof. Leslie for sharing her wisdom and insights with us, and we hope to see you all at our next workshop (How to Write an Abstract) next month!

Click here for a PDF of the handouts from the workshop.

Click here to check out some lovely pictures from the event!