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Academic Job Search: Presenting a Memorable Academic Job Talk (PhDs & Postdocs)

Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this interactive session, Helen Lie from the Oral Communication Program, shares strategies that you can use to engage your audience and give an effective job talk. Includes structuring your talk, effective delivery of your talk, principles of visual design for your slides, and academic job talk tips. There will be opportunities to practice your own speaking.

Quick Bytes: Approaching the Job Search Beyond Academia

Discuss the purpose of building networks in advance of the job search and strategies for creating effective job application materials. You will learn how to 1) make inroads into organizations before jobs open up, and 2) articulate your most relevant accomplishments to demonstrate fit with a posted job opportunity. 

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean, Career Education & associate director, Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

Quick Bytes: Think Fast. Talk Smart.

Communication is critical to success in business and life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about being asked to give your thoughts during a meeting? Fearful about needing to provide critical feedback in the moment? You are not alone!

Many of us are uneasy about speaking in public, especially in impromptu, “off the cuff” situations. Learn and practice techniques that will help you speak spontaneously with greater confidence and clarity, regardless of content and context.

Quick Bytes: Improve Your Negotiation Mastery

Increase your consciousness of negotiation as a life skill we use every day in academic, business, and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations, identify tools for maximizing outcomes, and practice improving our influencing strategies while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships.

Jessica Notini, consultant and lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

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Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.)

Join us on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm in the Hume Center (Building 250 - Room 102).

The Hume Center’s oral communication and writing tutors are available to support general conversation skills. They offer tips on cross-cultural differences including American idioms, basic skills in communicating in class, and an introduction to academic speaking. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your English skills by talking with tutors and other multilingual learners.

Fellows Forum: Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

The fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias, but there is hope. There are many foundational techniques you can learn to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several practical tips to apply to your public speaking.

Matt Abrahams, lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business

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This interactive workshop will be followed by refreshments and networking.

Fellows Forum: Negotiating to Improve Results

Increase your mastery of negotiation as a life skill used every day in academic, business and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations and identify tools for maximizing outcomes while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships. We will also discuss and practice different approaches to influencing others, with attention to the psychology that underlies effective persuasion in a negotiation.

Jessica Notini, lecturer, Stanford Law School

Quick Bytes: Interviewing: How to Shine the Entire Time

From phone screenings to Skype calls to multi-day onsite visits, the interviewing stage of your job search can be daunting. This interactive session will give you the tools and practice to bring your best to interviews.

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean of Career Education & associate director of Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

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Women Leading with Influence: Session 2

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

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