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Mentorship: A Conversation with John Simpson, Paul Yock and Kate Garrett

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary defines a mentor as “a person who offers support and guidance to another.” But what is mentorship exactly? What do mentors do, and how do they shape lives and careers?Please join us for the first in a series of conversations hosted by the Silicon Valley Archives. The topic is mentorship. Three distinguished leaders in the field of medical technology with interlinked mentoring relationships will speak.

Robinhood CEO and co-founder Vlad Tenev @ ETL

Vlad Tenev is the CEO and co-founder of Robinhood, a fast-growing brokerage platform giving millions of people access to investment opportunities and financial tools. In 2013, Tenev co-founded Robinhood with Baiju Bhatt to democratize investing. Before Robinhood, Tenev started two finance companies in New York City. He earned his BS in mathematics at Stanford University and MS in mathematics at UCLA, and has been recognized on the Forbes “30 under 30”, Inc. “30 under 30”, and Fortune “40 under 40” lists. 

January Friday Course Clinics

Have a question as you prepare to teach in winter quarter? Want to practice using a tool or Zoom feature, or brainstorm ideas for particular course or assignment? Want to make some adjustments after the first week? Then stop by a Friday Course Clinic (January 8th and 15th).Each Friday Course Clinic will have a number of campus teaching, learning, and technology experts on hand for one-on-one consultations. Stay in the main room to listen in, or participate in a group conversation. You may stop in and leave at any point during the clinics.

Open to Graduate students, Faculty, Staff

Fellows Forum: Commanding the Room - Effective Q&A Skills

Going from the monologue of a presentation to the dialog of a Q&A session can be daunting and anxiety provoking. In this workshop, you will learn specific techniques that can help you confidently handle questions and the Q&A process for both in person and online presentations.

Matt Abrahams, GSB lecturer and communications coach, is presenting two workshops to help you step up your presentation skills, whether online or in-person. Check out Matt’s Think Fast, Talk Smart podcast to hear his accessible, practical advice to communicate effectively.


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