Your Elevator Speech

finger pressing an elevator button
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An elevator speech is a 30–60 second summary of your research interests, main findings, and their importance to society. It's a good way to introduce yourself and your work, whether it's to professional colleagues at a conference or a job interview or just explaining your work to your neighbors and new acquaintances.
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Professional Development
Career Development
Transferable Skills
Networking

Thriving in Graduate School

You'll occasionally have people talk about "Surviving Graduate School," but that doesn't reflect the possibilities and opportunities for growth.
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Navigating Graduate School
Grad Life

Resources for Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

Developing Quality Dissertations: A Graduate Student’s Guide to Achieving Excellence

Barbara Lovitts and Ellen Wert

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Writing
Book Reviews

Dissertation Support Groups for PH.D. Students

Finishing your dissertation? You don’t have to go it alone.

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Professional Development
Writing
Dissertation

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

By William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
Longman/Prentice Hall

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Book Reviews
Writing

Transferable Skills

IN HER ARTICLE Transferring Your Skills to a Non-Academic Setting in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Margaret Newhouse, cautions against falling into the trap of believing that if you ar

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Professional Development
Transferable Skills

Twenty Steps to Writing a Research Article

Article reproduced with permission from Beth A. Fischer and Michael J. Zigmond, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University of Pittsburgh

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Research
Writing
Professional Development

MERLOT: A teaching and learning repository

November 2009

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Teaching

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