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speaking persuasively in high-stakes situations such as a job interview or dissertation defense

Case Competition Finals & Reception: The Boston Consulting Group (PhDs & Postdocs)

The program website can be found at: https://biosciences.stanford.edu/current/career/adc-syllabus.html BEAM, the School of Medicine Career Center, and the Stanford Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) Consulting Club are pleased to host global leaders in the management consulting industry in preparation for the recruiting season for Advanced Degree Candidates.

Interview Lab (PhDs & Postdocs)

The Interview Lab is an interactive meetup with the aim to provide you the opportunity to learn about and practice interviewing techniques for jobs outside of Academia. Learn what employers are looking for in an interview and how to handle difficult questions. We’ll discuss and practice how to market the many skills and experiences you’ve gained during your graduate studies or postdoc and you will work with peers to develop the questions you want to ask. Lunch will be provided.

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.

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

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Open to SGF and NSF Fellows. Registration link and event details will be provided in the invitation. 

Quick Bytes: Interviewing...How to Shine, Not Sweat

From phone screenings to Skype calls to multi-day onsite visits, the interviewing stage of your job search can cause a lot of stress. Learn and practice how NOT to crash and burn at a job interview in this interactive session.

Arne Bakker, PhD, assistant dean of Career Education & associate director of Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences

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Presenting a Memorable Academic Job Talk (All 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 Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, 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. A light lunch will be provided.

You can register on Handshake.

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