Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr. Doumont's book "Trees, maps, and theorems" discussing effective communication strategies for rational minds, this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among other topics, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.
An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.
Need funding for your next research project? Start your grant proposal right. This workshop will show you strategies on how to write better proposals with tips and advice from Dr. Peter Dunn, Professor of Entomology. Learn and explore:
- Instructions on how to deliver your funding
- Tips and strategies for your grant application
- Opportunities in different funding organizations
Recruiters and conference attendees could see more than 100 people in a day. How can YOU stand out? Attend this workshop and we will help you:
- improve your odds of not being screened out
- lead you to a deeper level of satisfaction with your efforts
- increase your chances of obtaining a second interview
- ultimately assist you to strategically stand out among other students.
Still can't find the funding you want? Join us at our workshop where you can explore funding sources available to graduate students, in the form of graduate assistantships and fellowships. In addition, we will give you tips and strategies on how to get the funding you want.
You got into grad school! Time to get ready: Learn how to develop important skills that will get you through and excel in graduate school! By attending this workshop, you will receive
- Degree, career, and personal goals;
- Roadmap for your graduate education;
- Implement effective time management and writing habits;
- Sustain your progress in graduate school
Need to finish or get started on your thesis/dissertation? Join us to learn more about: Writing roadblocks, writing strategies and rituals, common writing errors, and dissertation support groups! Join us to explore:
- Writing roadblocks,
- Helpful writing strategies and rituals,
- Common writing errors,
- Dissertation support groups!
National Labs Day @ Purdue is specifically designed for graduate students, undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in careers at national laboratories and federally funded research and development centers across the United States.
- Career fair
- Professional development workshops
- National Labs information workshops
- Tech talks by National Labs
This workshop will discuss what to do when you get a job offer. Once you get a job interview, you need to be prepared. We will discuss preparation, travel, expenses, dress, and what
goes on during and after the interview. Further we will discuss what to consider, questions to anticipate, how to negotiate, how to decline a job offer, etc. No question is off-limits.