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TGS Professional Development Workshop Series

Modified: October 21, 2015

The Graduate School at Northwestern University (TGS) offers a variety of resources and programming to contribute to the professional development of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Read more here.  Details and registration for upcoming workshops are below!


Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

The Graduate School offers a series of fellowship proposal writing workshops in alignment with specific deadlines and led by writing experts. The goal is to help students and postdoctoral fellows produce the strongest possible writing for proposals, understand what reviewers are looking for, edit writing to be clear, concise, interesting, and persuasive, and increase the likelihood of securing funding. This is a writing workshop and participants must be prepared to bring drafts of their grant proposals to each session for peer and instructor review.

This is a multi-meeting workshop and will held on the Chicago campus (exact room TBD) from 5:00-6:30 PM on ALL of the following days: Monday October 26, November 2, and November 9.  (Additional sessions or one-on-one meetings will be scheduled with instructor)

Registration is required and space is limited.  Please register through this survey and have your advisor/supervisor send a very brief email of support (1-2 sentences will suffice) to Kate Veraldi no later than October 22.


Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

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 3 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 beyond the basics offered in more general public speaking course offerings.  Participants will leave the workshop with increased skills in, among other things, non-verbal body language; critical listening and storytelling; audience analysis; and structuring a clear message through visual design.

The workshop meets three times on November 9, November 11, and November 17 from 4:00-5:30 PM, in addition to two one-on-one coaching sessions. The event will take place on the Evanston Campus (exact room TBA). Registration is required as space is limited.  Register to participate


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