This Friday: Special Grad Slam workshop for SHEF students

by Graduate Division Staff
Wednesday, November 02, 2022 11:57 AM

While elevator pitches and TED-style talks are common aspects of professionalization in many STEM disciplines, there is often less emphasis on this particular type of skill-building among SHEF (Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, & Fine Arts) disciplines. Moreover, the process of distilling and presenting research to non-specialist audiences simply looks different for SHEF scholars than for STEM scholars.

To learn more about the value of participating in Grad Slam as a SHEF student, join us for "Why Should I Participate in Grad Slam? A Special Session for SHEF Graduate Students" on Friday, November 4 from 1-2:30pm in McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020). In this interactive session you will hear from a roundtable of SHEF faculty members who have served as Grad Slam judges in the past, including Prof. Sowon Park (English), Prof. Adam Sabra (History), and Prof. Tamara Affifi (Communications). These faculty members will discuss what it takes to create an effective narrative-driven short talk, drawing on their experiences as judges and scholars. The session will also feature the chance to put pen to paper and engage in hands-on workshopping of your own potential Grad Slam talk amongst your peers.

You can register for this event on Shoreline.

Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out the changes to Grad Slam this year. This year's Grad Slam will feature discipline-specific preliminary round where champions will be crowned from Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts (as well as six more champions from STEM). Each divisional champion will win $1000, and will represent their division in the Grad Slam Showcase. For SHEF students, there's never been a better chance to participate and win!