Northwestern University

Thu 4:00 PM

Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdocs in Engineering

recurring see all events in this series

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM  

Where: Technological Institute, Exact location TBD, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Kate Veraldi   1.847.467.4108

Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Training

More Info


TGS Professional Development Series: Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in Engineering

This series of lectures and one-on-one coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focuses on the development of presentation skills necessary for success within the professional world. Through 4 short group lectures and 2 one-on-one coaching sessions, each student will receive personalized attention tailored to the realities of professional practice that goes far beyond the basics offered in more general public speaking course offerings.  Participants will leave the workshop with increased skills in


•         non-verbal body language and the performance of self

•         critical listening and storytelling

•         audience analysis

•         structuring a clear message through visual design

•         awareness of physical and vocal qualities

•         providing constructive feedback

•         avoiding and overcoming nervousness

•         thinking on your feet


When: Workshop meets four times on December 3, December 5, December 10, and December 12 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM (one-on-one coaching will occur throughout the week)


Where:  Evanston Campus (exact room to be announced)


How:  Registration is required, as space is limited.  To register, please sign up at   

Add Event to Calendar