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Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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Fellows Forum: Take the Wheel and be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

Navigate through grad school with the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework - also known as the "VPGE Wheel". You’ll walk away from this interactive workshop with a tailored list of campus resources and learning experiences to help you make the most of your time in grad school, succeed academically, and prepare for your career beyond Stanford.

Turbocharge Your Writing

Would you like to know the secret to high-output, low-stress scholarly writing? In academia, it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

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This workshop will help you to understand:

Turbocharge Your Writing: Deadline

Hugh Kearns is one of the world’s leading experts on graduate student success. He has written ten books on this topic and had three articles published in the journal Nature. He lectures at the top universities around the world and in March he returns to Stanford to provide proven strategies for turbocharging your writing.

This workshop will help you to understand:

Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students

This workshop describes the key habits that our research and experience with thousands of students shows will make a difference to how quickly and easily you complete your research degree. Just as importantly, these habits can greatly reduce the stress and increase the pleasure involved in completing a PhD.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited.

Fellows Forum: Writing Habits and Process: Getting Your Research Out There

Do you want your work to reach beyond your immediate academic community? This Forum focuses on writing about your research in a variety of settings and contexts including media, blogs, websites, and other outlets. You’ll learn tips for optimizing your writing productivity and explore ways of communicating your scholarly work through narratives accessible to a broader public.

Lauren E. Oakes, PhD '15, Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric & School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Science

Building an Engineering Resume (LAB) Undergrad and Masters

Preparing your resume for the Career Fair, job search, or upcoming networking opportunities? During this working lab Pamela will walk you through structuring your resume in a way that highlights your skills, technical knowledge, projects, and academics. You'll leave with knowledge of how to create a standout engineering resume. Bring your current resume and your laptop. You'll work in pairs to give each other valuable feedback on your documents.

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