Explore different programs, boot camps, and competitions to improve your communications skills.
American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) hosts an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program offered online and periodically in Washington, DC.
The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy students. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Humanities in a Digital World Summer Boot Camps are open to USC and Claremont Colleges faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with primary interests in the humanities.
Learn how to effectively pitch your ideas concisely and clearly.
The OpEd Project (2020) provides tips on pitching.
University of Pennsylvania tips on how to perfect your pitch.
Deloitte recruiters provide tips on how to stand out in your pitch.
Researchers from National Library of Medicine provide 1o simple rules to how to hit a home run with your elevator pitch.
Article from Medium (Kohno, 2023), talked about how to prep your elevator pitches as a Ph.D students – highlighting strengths and recognizing weaknesses.
Learn more on how to write a Ph.D elevator pitch, advices from Academic Position.
Perfect your presentation skills so that you are able to explain your research to anybody.
Collection of TedTalks videos on helpful tips to hone in your presentation skills before hitting the conference room.
Cornell University Graduate School
Tips and advices from TedTalks Researchers used when presenting their findings, from their secret to public speaking to core concepts they focus on (LIN, 2022).
Watch Euan Doige’s winning presentation at the 3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) conference as well as a 4 minute read on his valuable advice in presenting your research (Doidge, 2023).
University of Melbourne’s guide on gaining the most opportunities when presenting at conferences.
Modernize your communication and learn how to engage in social media to share your ideas.
Inside Higher Ed (2020)
Inside Higher Ed (2019)
Connected Academics (2017)
What Are The Best Social Media Platforms For PhDs And Early Career Academics?
The Leverage Ph.D (2023)
Researcher Life – Jennifer Ulz (2022)
An important aspect to communication is not only speaking, but listening. Learn how to strengthen your communication with active listening skills.
The Higher Education (2022)
MIT Human Resources (2023)
Harvard Business Review (2021
USC Annenberg, School of Communication and Journalism
USC Career Center Resources