Communication skills will be an asset to you in many different situations and environments. Writing and speaking effectively will help you excel in conference presentations, fellowship and grant applications, job talks, publishing, and more. In addition, learning to effectively communicate your research to non-specialists will enhance your impact and career. You can expand your professional network and recognition, excel in job interviews, and communicate the significance and implications of your research to the public and to policy makers.

Research Communication Digital Badge:

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Research Communication Digital Badge! This credential, which you can add to a resume, CV or even to your LinkedIn profile, will demonstrate your ability to show the value of your research, in a variety of formats, for non-specialist audiences. Visit the research communication credential website for more information and requirements, and see the list of current workshops offered below.


Fall 2019 Events:

Voice Workshop for Dynamic Public Speaking – Friday, September 6, 10:15-12:15 pm, 500 Hall of Languages

Enhancing Your Communication Skills and Career Using Social Media – Tuesday, October 8, 4:00-5:00 pm, 312 Lyman Hall

Strategies for Communicating Scientific Research to the Public – Friday, October 18, 10:00am-12:00 pm, Link 369


For all events in the Graduate School, visit the calendar.


One-on-one appointments

Current students and postdoctoral scholars can request an appointment to discuss these topics via Handshake.  (Need help?)