The activities and resources listed here are designed to help you develop and/or improve different skills that are important to acquire as a graduate student or postdoc to have a successful career.  For questions, contact Jorge Loyo.

Competencies and skills

Activities

1. Communication

Writing

  • NEWT: Proposal writing panel (link), Dr. Elimelech’s talk on writing papers (link)
  • ASU: Grant proposal writing resources (link); Graduate Academic Support Center (link), Certificates on Grant Writing (link); Resources for Postdocs (good resource for graduate students too, link)
  • Rice: Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication (CWOVC); Office of Proposal Development (OPD); ENGI 600: Graduate Communications Seminar
  • UTEP: Writing Center (UWC)
  • Yale: Graduate Writing Lab (link); Teaching Statements (link)

Other: Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students (ComSciCon)

Mentoring

  • NEWT: Entering Mentoring training (offered before summer internships; Entering Mentoring manual)
  • ASU: Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx); Graduate College Mentoring Network (link); Resources for Postdocs (good resource for graduate students too, link)
  • Rice: Center for Career Development (CCD)
  • UTEP: Peer Mentoring Program (link)
  • Yale: Mentorship (link)

Other: How to pick a graduate advisor (link)

Speaking

  • NEWT: Perfect pitch competition (link or contact Ernie Davis, NEWT’s Industry Liaison Officer)

Other: The Art of Science Communication (ASC, $100); Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students (ComSciCon)

Collaboration

Links TBD

2. Leadership

Project management

  • ASU: Resources for Postdocs (good resource for graduate students too, link)
  • Rice: Leadership training for students (Doerr, link); Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (link); Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization (Coursera, online)
  • UTEP: Student Leadership Training (link)

Other: Project Management Principles and Practices, UCI (Coursera, link)

Ethics

  • Rice: RCEL 610: Ethics for Engineers

Yale: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Team building

Links TBD

 

Problem solving

Rice: ENGI 545: Strategic Thinking

Diversity and inclusion

Other: Pathways to Science (link

3. Career Development

General career advice

  • NEWT: Career panels (Link)
  • ASU: Career and Professional Development Services (EOSS); Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx); Graduate Professional Development (link)
  • Rice: Center for Career Development (CCD); Versatile PhD program (link)
  • UTEP: Career Center (link)

Yale: Office of Career Strategy (OCS)

Entrepreneurship

  • ASU: StartUp School (link); Entrepreneurship Fundamentals (link)
  • Rice: Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (lilie)

Other: Steve Blank entrepreneurship resources (link)

I-Corps

  • ASU: StartUp School (link); Entrepreneurship Fundamentals (link)
  • Rice: Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (lilie)

Other: Steve Blank entrepreneurship resources (link)

Interview coaching

  • ASU: Career coaching (link)
  • Rice: Center for Career Development (CCD)
  • UTEP: Professional Development Workshops (link)

Yale: Interview Preparation (link)

Interview coaching

  • ASU: Career coaching (link)
  • Rice: Center for Career Development (CCD)
  • UTEP: Professional Development Workshops (link)

Yale: Interview Preparation (link)

Securing funding for NGOs

  • ASU: Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development (link)

Rice: Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership courses (CPNL)

Public policy

  • ASU: Certificate in Public Policy (link), Science Outside the Lab (link)

Social Entrepreneurship

  • ASU: Graduate Certificate on Social Entrepreneurship and Community Development (online) (link)

Networking

  • NEWT: Connect @ NEWT (LinkedIn)
  • Rice: Versatile PhD program (link)

Teaching training

  • ASU: Certificate in Scientific Teaching in Higher Education (link); Graduate Professional Development (link)
  • Rice: Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CTE); Future Faculty Workshop (OFD)
  • UTEP: Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (link)
  • Yale: Certification of College Teaching Preparation (CCTP)

Other: Introduction to STEM Teaching (CIRTL); Preparing Future Faculty (CGS)

Do you know other resources or have suggestions to improve this database?  Please contact Jorge Loyo.