Communication Workshops are back!

The Graduate School is sponsoring workshops designed to help you learn how to talk about your research in a way that your peers, your family, your prospective employers, and your academic colleagues across all disciplines will be able to understand.

All current graduate students are invited to attend, and pizza will be served.

Whether you are a master’s student or a Ph.D. on the job market, the practical benefits you might expect from this workshop are many:

  • Improve your changes of securing funding for your research by learning how to clearly explain its value and relevance
  • Perfect your cover letters and personal statements  by learning how to condense your research project into a concise 
  • Get prospective employers’ attention by being able to portray your expertise in a confident, jargon-free style
  • Have more fun and feel less isolated around your family and friends by being able to answer the question “What is your research about?” in a clear and accessible way

The workshops are also designed to help you prepare for the 3 minute thesis/dissertation speech competition at Graduate Student Day on Friday, April 11. However, Graduate Student Day participation is not required to attend this workshop. 

Join Us!

The workshops will be led by Dr. Jonathan Edwards from USC’s Speech Communication & Rhetoric Program and will be offered three times this spring:

  • Wednesday, February 26 
  • Friday, March 7 (full) 
  • Friday, April 4 (spaces available) 

All of the sessions will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Russell House Room 205. 

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot for the April 4 workshop, email Wright Culpepper  no later than 5 p.m. on April 3. 

We hope to see you there!

Workshop Flyer April 4