Amanda Cornwall

Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development

Amanda Cornwall

Amanda coordinates professional development programming for graduate students. She believes that graduate education can and should be student-centered and works to help graduate students thrive. Her career in higher education has focused on supporting PhD students in their professional development and career readiness, and prior to coming to MIT, she worked with graduate students and postdocs at UCLA and with Northeastern University’s PhD Network. Amanda has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College, and a B.A. in English from Willamette University. What’s the most interesting thing you can see out of your window? I find it interesting to see the layering of old and new buildings that characterize Boston, from stately Victorian and Edwardian row houses to shiny skyscrapers. I also love to watch the scrappy urban sparrows that frequent my window bird feeder.

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Faculty Job Opportunity: Open-Field Tenure-Track Role at Harvey Mudd

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for an open field tenure-track faculty position in our General Engineering program. The Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of engineering who can excel in teaching a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum …

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MIT Scholars Present in Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership Conference

Three MIT graduate students will deliver papers at the The Sixth Annual Cambridge AHRC International Conference. This event bringing together current participants in the University of Cambridge’ Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership with scholars from international partner institutions …

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“Managing Up” Your Advisor or Supervisor

Tuesday, September 14th, 3 PM EST; Virtual.

Our relationships with research advisors and professional supervisors have a tremendous effect on our well-being and growth. This workshop will teach principles and skills to help you “manage up” your supervisors here at …

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Codebasil

CAPD is collaborating on a pilot with Codebasil, a coding learning and interview practicing platform. MIT students and postdocs will have access to their Pro Membership for free until December 31, 2021.

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Google 2022 PhD Fellowships

Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world. The Fellowships are awarded to students who represent the future of research in the …

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