SESE Workshops for Success

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SESE Workshops for Success

Formerly titled the SESE Development Program, SESE's Workshops for Success prepare both undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs to present themselves successfully in whatever career they choose. They are also designed to connect undergraduates to the people and research of the School.

The workshops provide training in skills not usually covered in an academic degree, for example, pitching (also known as the “elevator speech”), budgeting, recruiting and hiring, interviewing, and negotiating. In any area of human endeavor these are valuable skills; we all need to convince others of our ideas, understand how to create a plan for execution, and then how to choose and lead a team to get it done. (See The Great Pitching Competition.)

This program is designed to both knit the undergraduates and postdocs into the School (these two cohorts are often outsiders) and to prepare the post‐orals graduate students and postdocs for their next career steps.

SESE Workshops for Success are held about a dozen times in the academic year. Each workshop is free to attend and lasts about an hour.

Resources from past workshops

April 25, 2017: Leadership Vs. Management - When to Inspire and When to Organize

  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, It Starts With Values (video recording, password: SESE)

March 14, 2017: Compelling Grant Proposals: How to Write Them and Get Them Accepted

February 17, 2017: The Great Pitching Competition of 2017

April 12, 2016: Writing Proposals

February 12, 2016: The Great Pitching Competition of 2016

January 19, 2016: Reviewing Papers and Proposals

November 24, 2015: Peer Mentoring

September 8, 2015: Pitching Training

April 15, 2015: How to Write a Scientific Proposal

January 28, 2015: The Great SESE Pitching Competition of 2015

November 25, 2014: How to Apply For an Academic Job

November 18, 2014: Giving a Great Talk

October 10, 20, 2014: "Pitching" your ideas