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Current Events and Happenings

Office of Career Services Fall Career Fair

The Fall Career Fair will be held of Friday, September 30 from 10:30am to 2:30pm in the Pryzbyla Center Great Rooms!

Over 75 employers offering internships, jobs and fellowships are already registered, so mark your calendar and plan to attend. View employers attending the fair grouped by their area of hiring interest:

This fair is open to current CUA students and alumni only.

Students can also attend the following events to help prepare for the fair.

How to Work a Career Fair: Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in Pryzbyla Center Room 323

  • Come learn about how to prepare for and make the most of the Fall Fair.

Resumania: Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29 from 9:00am to 4:45pm in 102 McMahon Hall

  • Drop by the Office of Career Services with your resume for a quick polish before the fair on Friday. No Appointment Necessary!

For more information, please contact the Office of Career Services at, visit their website at, call 202-319-5623, or stop by their office in 102 McMahon Hall.

Call for Applications: 2017 Humanities Without Walls Consortium National Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop

You are invited to apply for a position in a summer workshop sponsored by The Humanities Without Walls, a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. The workshop is for PhD students in humanities disciplines who are are interested in learning about careers outside the academy and/or the tenure track system.  All workshop events will take place in Chicago, IL (dates tentatively set at 17 July through 5 August 2017).

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application cover sheet;
  • A narrative of no more than 1,000 words explaining the applicant’s intended career trajectory and addressing the following questions:
  1. Why do you want to attend the workshop?
  2. What are the most important pieces of information you are seeking?
  • A 2-page cv; and
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the applicant’s primary adviser/dissertation chair; both should emphasize the applicant’s fit for this workshop.
  • Additionally, applicants should submit a statement -- no more than 500 words --  explaining the broader value of this workshop to humanities graduate students and outlining how you would share what you learn in the workshop with humanities faculty and graduate students at CUA in Fall 2017. [This additional requirement for the CUA application has been added so that if our representative is chosen to participate in the workshop, that representative will work with Dr. Laura Mayhall, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Research in the School of Arts and Sciences, to create further professionalization opportunities for CUA humanities graduate students going forward.]

Fellowship Award: Each fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend intended to cover travel to and from the summer workshop, most meals, and all incidentals. Fellows will be expected to arrange and pay for their own travel using the funds from this stipend. The Chicago Humanities Festival will be arranging housing for all fellows at the DeWitt Place apartments in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. All fellows will be expected to attend the entire workshop for the entire three weeks.

A link to more information about the workshop and to the application can be found here:

Deadline: Interested students must submit the application materials listed above to Dr. Mayhall by September 30, 2016. Submissions should be made electronically to as a single PDF file attached to an email with the subject line "2017 PreDoc Application."   

A committee of faculty from humanities disciplines will choose one application to be submitted to the Workshop by November 1, 2016.

Please direct questions about the program or your application to Dr. Mayhall at

Other Scholarship and Research Opportunities

A comprehensive listed of current scholarship and research opportunities can be found in the Funding and Research Opportunities section of the Graduate Studies website. 

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Contact Information

Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
116 McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Main Phone: (202) 319-5247
Fax: (202) 319-6174