Next Steps

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After you’ve applied, here’s some information to help you prepare.


What to Bring

One of NextProf’s biggest advantages is the opportunity to network with peers and mentors. Whether you have business cards or keep notes in your phone, be ready to share your contact info.

Business casual attire is appropriate, but please keep comfort in mind.

Other than that, just bring your enthusiasm and please look at the weather forecast before you pack.

How to Prepare

NextProf prepares participants for a future career, so think about it like a job interview without the pressure and stress.

  • Be sure to update your professional profile prior to attending.
  • Do some research on the faculty presenters.
  • Review your application letter and focus on what you hope to bring back from your experience.

Do some quick research on the location you’re visiting. We encourage you to take some time to explore the host city with your fellow NextProf peers. 

“I came in with a list of questions, very unsure of ‘how to start’ a faculty position. From the workshop I learned how to prioritize my time and during the workshop developed a 12 month plan for my first year as an assistant professor. I asked all of my questions, and even a few that I didn’t even know that I had.” –2012 NextProf Participant