Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

26.7.2019 at 09:00 - 9.8.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Fri 23.8.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Fri 30.8.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Fri 6.9.2019
10:00 - 13:00


Course learning outcomes: The students will

  • Be able to draft an oral presentation of themselves/their project (elevator pitch) in an academic style as well as a written CV, a motivation letter, a cover letter and a letter of recommendation in an appropriate and efficient style of communication
  • Master the skill of academically marketing themselves and their research.

In this course, participants learn to hone their academic marketing messages to demonstrate their track record. We will first develop an elevator pitch for quick academic introductions, and then move onto biographical sketches, curriculum vitae (CV), resumes, cover letters and letters of motivation. We focus on the art of crafting and refining each of these documents for purpose-driven messages to market the skills of young and seasoned academics alike.

PASS/FAIL, 100% attendance required

Course teacher: Vanessa Fuller

12 contact lessons with three face-to-face meetings and 15 hours of independent/group work between the meetings. Maximum 16 students.

In-class discussions and group work are supplemented with writing exercises to put knowledge and skills into practice. Both instructor and peer feedback aid in refining initial drafts of each type of document.

Mikko Juusti, HYMY coordinator

Advanced level of English