Explore different programs, boot camps, and competitions to improve your communications skills.

AIBS Communication Boot Camp for Scientists

American Institute of Biological Sciencers (AIBS) hosts an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program offered online and periodically in Washington, DC.



Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competitions

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.

USC Humanities in a Digital World Summer Boot Camp

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.

Pitching the Basics

The OpEd Project (2020) provides tips on pitching


Presenting Research

Perfect your presentation skills so that you are able to explain your research to anybody.

Public Speaking for Academics

Rougier, Nicolas; Droettboom, Michael; and Bourne Philip (2014)

Social Media

Modernize your communication and learn how to engage in social media to share your ideas.


An important aspect to communication is not only speaking, but listening. Learn how to strengthen your communication with active listening skills.

How to Become a Better Listener

Chronicle of Higher Ed (2019)

What Great Listeners Actually Do

Harvard Business Review (2016)