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Oral Communication Courses

The Hume Center's Oral Communication program offers for-credit courses for graduate students seeking to improve their public speaking skills, confidence, and vocal expression. See their website for course descriptions and current offerings. 

Last modified 09/15/2014

Career Self-Assessments

Self-assessment tools are excellent resources for clarifying your interests, developing a professional vocabulary for yourself, and establishing a starting point for career exploration. BEAM offers access to several of the better-known self-assessment tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory (SII), and StrengthsQuest. To access these assessments, contact a career communities team member. 

Last modified 08/06/2014

Choosing the Right Advisor

One of the most important decisions you will make as a graduate student is choosing a dissertation advisor. This article from Inside Higher Ed (and this one from the Chronicle of Higher Education) address this vital decision and offer some guidance on how to select an advisor, including what good and bad things to look for. From enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring, similar research interests, and management style, these tips from these two articles can help you build a framework by which you can evaluate and find the advisor most suited to you. 

Last modified 08/19/2019

Cardinal Careers

If you are interested in pursuing a career in public service, the Cardinal Careers program is for you! The Haas Center offers numerous resources to help students find the right path forward for them, from events that allow you to explore public service and social impact jobs  to advising specifically focused on public service careers. While primarily focused on undergraduates, the information and resources are of course also available for graduate students to use. 

Last modified 08/07/2019

Course Design Institute (CTL)

The Course Design Institute (CDI) is an annual program that provides faculty and lecturers with a collaborative environment in which to design a new course, or modify an existing course, optimized for student inclusion, learning, and engagement.

Last modified 02/13/2017

Become an Oral Communication Tutor

Hume Center Oral Communication Tutors work with graduate and undergraduate students on all aspects of public speaking and oral presentations, including brainstorming, delivery, and visual aids. This is a paid position for which graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. A two-unit training course is required; tutors ordinarily work 4-6 hours per week.

Last modified 09/03/2015

Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment

The Gendered Innovations Project offers methods of sex and gender analysis to promote gender-responsible science and technology. It is a reference for male and female master's and graduate students in STEM disciplines. It features practical methods for sex and gender analysis at all stages of research as well as case studies for scientists and engineers.

Sex and gender analysis can lead to innovation by stimulating new knowledge and technologies.

Last modified 08/11/2014

Online Syllabus Template and Advice

When you're teaching online, there are some special considerations you'll want to consider to help your students adjust to the expectations for an online learning environment.

To start, take a look at the Center for Teaching and Learning's Online Syllabus Template. This is a customizable document containing links to resources and policies you may find useful as you craft your syllabus for your online course.

Last modified 09/16/2020

Pathways for Humanities PhDs

Pathways for Humanities PhDs explores the many different career possibilities open to doctoral students in the humanities and arts. Workshops connect students with PhDs employed in areas such as education, government, business, and the nonprofit sector and examine how their humanistic training informs their current work. The series also considers how humanists can more effectively communicate the value of humanistic expertise to employers and the public.

Last modified 08/12/2019

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture on a Meaningful Life

The Harry and Emilia Rathbun Fund for Exploring What Leads to a Meaningful Life at Stanford was established in 2006. Intended to help students experience personal reflection, thoughtful discussion, and a deeper exploration of life's purpose, the fund has brought several notable public figures to campus, including Sandra Day O'Connor, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and others. In February 2017, the Rathbun Fund brought Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to speak at Memorial Church. View the full webcast here and be inspired by Justice Ginsburg's dedicated life of service. 

Last modified 03/31/2017