Professional Development for graduate students and Postdocs
Pitching Your Work to the Media
One of the key challenges for people working in the academy is how to communicate their work to a wider audience. Whether that audience is a member of a media, a program officer for a grants foundation, or journal editor, graduate students and post-docs need to learn the skills of writing a strong abstract.
Clare Hagerty, Assistant Vice President for Media Relations in the Health Sciences will share her insights and expertise. She will cover key guidelines for the communication of research. She will then assist in providing hands-on feedback on guidance on your own abstracts. Please come to this interactive presentation with a hard copy of your abstract (for dissertation, articles, or grants); the goal is to learn how to write strong compelling abstracts.
This presentation is open to all graduate students and postdocs. It will be on January 28; from 3:30-4:30. In the Research Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library).
NEXT WEEK WE HAVE TWO EVENTS:
Researching Tips and Techniques for your Literature Review (in the Humanities)
Many of you may have attended our Literature Review presentation last quarter (if not, power point slides are available on the Graduate School website under Professional Development http://www.grad.washington.edu/profdev/events.shtml), Research Tips and Techniques for your Literature Review is a follow-up to that presentation.
Research Tips and Techniques for your Literature Review is designed to save you time and enhance the sophistication of your research by introducing you, or reintroducing you, to databases and research techniques. This particular presentation is geared towards graduate students engaged in humanities research or interdisciplinary research that draws on humanities methodologies and theoretical approaches. However, it is open to all graduate students at any level. Our Presenters for this event will be Deb Raftus and Faye Christenberry. It will be on Feb 1, 3:30-4:30. In the Research Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library)
Using Social Media to Find a Job
Social Media has become a key central feature in job searching. In this presenting you will learn about how to use social media to your best advantage. Our Presenters for this event will be Sophia Agtarap and Barry Wall. It will be on Feb 2; 4:00-5:30. In Smith 304. Sponsored by The Graduate School: Professional Development Series
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