Each month the Department’s Graduate Director leads a required (non-credit) colloquium attended by all REL grad students.

This colloquium is intended to be an opportunity to address professional issues — both in the field and throughout higher ed as well.

Although specific topics will be set each semester (some of which will involve guests being invited to speak and answer questions), among the topics regularly covered each year will be teaching, preparation of a C.V., applications for further graduate study, career opportunities outside academia, etc.

For those interested in continuing in academia, you may wish to consider the topics recently addressed in the series of updates and commentaries, posted at the blog for the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, on Prof. McCutcheon’s 2007 “Theses on Professionalization.”