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The resources listed here include offices, articles, websites, slides, and other sources of information useful to graduate students. Use the search to find what you're looking for.

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Communicating Science: Giving Talks Guide

Are you interested in improving your scientific talks? Looking for tips to boost your communication skills as a scientist? Look no further! This clear and accessible guide, produced by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and suggested by Stanford's BioSci Careers website is an excellent tool to support your scientific communication skills. A simple, engaging pdf, this guide is essential for all scientists. 

Last modified 10/13/2017

Ask a Career Coach: Career Basics Video

From Career Connect at the Stanford Alumni Association, this video provides great, clear information on key aspects of developing, as well as evolving, your career. Career coach and Stanford alumnus Rainbow Chen ('96, '97) answers questions from Stanford alumni on everything from writing the perfect resume to reinventing your career. Watch this engaging hour-long video for some excellent career pointers! 

Last modified 09/06/2016

The Need for Self-Promotion in Scientific Careers

This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses how to promote your own work: a necessary, but often fraught and sometimes avoided step in the research process. Written for and most relevant to scientists, but some general principles will be applicable to all. 

Last modified 09/15/2014

Dual Career Academic Couples: Videos

These videos highlight key findings from Clayman's 2008 study on dual-career academic couples.  Lead author Prof Londa Schiebinger gives an overview and diverse dual-career Stanford faculty, who briefly share their stories.

Other itunes videos feature separate panels of university administrators and academic couples on navigating this issue.

Last modified 08/11/2014

TA Handbook

Teaching assistants, or TAs, provide an invaluable resource to Stanford, as they take on many important roles and responsibilities. TAs lead sections and labs in large lecture courses, offer individualized assistance during office hours, provide feedback to students, and often help faculty develop new lessons and curricula. Provided by the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL), the TA Handbook will help you make the most of your work as a TA. Check out this resource to learn more about how VPTL can support your work as a TA. Additionally, find advice and tips from experienced TAs and locate opportunities to teach at and beyond Stanford. 

Last modified 09/20/2016

Communication Courses

Many Stanford courses welcome graduate students from a variety of departments and programs. This list of current courses from Explore Courses appears to align with the Communication domain of the GPD Framework and to be of interest to grad students broadly. Explore the list to find courses of interest to you and be sure to note any restrictions or pre-requisites.

Last modified 11/26/2014

Stanford Values

The Graduate Life Office's brief introduction to Stanford's conduct policies, including the Honor Code and the Fundamental Standard. Also addresses acts of intolerance and relationship abuse, sexual violence, and harassment. Links to resources for additional information and support. 

Last modified 08/14/2014

Connecting with Invisible Opportunities

Stanford's Dave Evans discusses the art of informational interviews in this Quick Bytes preview of the popular d.school course, Designing the Professional. Follow the video with the session's slides and explore more resources below. (recorded October 2016)

Last modified 10/06/2016

WorkLife Resources for Students

Connect with the WorkLife Office's resources for students, including support for children and families, elder care and caregiving, and overall work-life balance. 

Last modified 09/09/2015

Uncovering Authentic Leadership (Voice & Influence Series)

Often individuals feel they must assimilate or hide parts of who they are in order to be included and accepted. Covering is a strategy that downplays a known disfavored identity. Kenji Yoshino is an NYU Law Professor who presents "uncovering" as a new cultural paradigm of inclusion and diversity. This video emphasizes personal storytelling and finding common ground in order to build empathy and a truly authentic executive presence. A downloadable pdf and links to further resources are also included.

Last modified 08/18/2014

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