Brandy Simula – Job Search Workshop

Recording of the workshop conducted by Dr. Brandy L. Simula, ‘Flourishing during Job Searches,’ Wednesday, April 28th, 3:30-5:00PM.

Workshop powerpoint presentation

Trascript of the event

Exercises to be used during the workshop

In this 90-minute interactive workshop, participants will develop individualized strategies for flourishing during job
searches, including for traditional faculty positions as well as diverse careers in and beyond the academy. The
workshop will cover how to develop and hold effective boundaries around intellectual and emotional job search
labor, strategic management of the job search process, and how to balance a job search with research and teaching,
personal and family commitments, and self-care. Participants will leave the workshop with a personalized plan for
combating job search-related stress and uncertainty, a map of their job search support network, and strategies for
navigating the job market during a global health pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.

Learning Outcomes:

• Develop effective boundaries around intellectual and emotional job search labor
• Develop skills for effectively managing job-search related stress and pressure points
• Understand the importance of strategic management of a job search process
• Understand how to balance a job search with academic responsibilities, personal and family commitments,
and self-care

Advanced graduate students and post-docs in any field or discipline, in the process of conducting or intending to
conduct a job search in the next 18 months; appropriate for those interested in traditional academic as well as
diverse career paths.

Brandy L. Simula, PhD, BCC (she/her/hers) is a Professional Development Specialist in the Office of the Vice
Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development at Georgia Tech. A board certified career, professional,
and life design coach, Dr. Simula serves as a guest expert for the National Center for Faculty Development and
Diversity and writes regularly on professional development and career topics for Inside Higher Ed. She is a 2020-21
Diversity & Inclusion Fellow at Georgia Tech and a 20201-21 Leadership Fellow in the University System of
Georgia. Her research has been published in Social Sciences, Sociology Compass, Sexualities, the Journal of Homosexuality, the
Journal of Bisexuality, and edited volumes on identities and inequalities. She is the lead editor of Expanding the Rainbow
and is currently at work on an edited volume on sexualities under contract with Oxford University Press. The
incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Positive Sexuality, she holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies and is a research affiliate at the Center for Positive Sexuality.