We offer several workshops leading up to EGS for all graduate students in the College of Engineering. Attendance at each of these workshops will earn you a raffle ticket, distributed at the registration tables on the day of EGS, for a chance to win several raffle prizes! Tickets will be drawn for several raffle prizes following the networking event from 4-5pm on October 26th in the lower level of Duderstadt.

Technical Communication Office Hours
Tuesday, October 4th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM in GGB 2636, Sign up here
Wednesday, October 10th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM in DOW 1100, Sign up here

These workshops offer one-on-one help with writing, questions of layout and design, suitability for the designated audience, language and usage.

Creating Effective Research Posters
Friday, October 5th 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center, Sign up here

In this lecture Dr. Doumont will discuss how to create more visual posters that get attention, facilitate navigation, and convey messages through “strict selection, careful phrasing, and effective layout.”

Training for Better Presentations
Monday, October 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in EECS 1303, Sign up here
Thursday, October 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Dow 1005, Sign up here

Each presenter will give a 5 minute talk from his or her EGS poster to a panel of qualified judges followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. The judges will provide written and verbal feedback. Take advantage of this opportunity to sharpen your presentation skills before EGS! You may also RSVP as an audience member and learn through watching others.

Conflict Resolution
Wednesday, October 17th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM in 1005 DOW, Sign up here

Culture can be defined as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices shared by a group of people (such as an ethnic, racial, religious or social group, or an institution or organization). Cultural differences often impact conflicts in seen and unseen ways which may alleviate or exacerbate conflicts. Paying attention to cultural differences may help inform what is causing a conflict and how it may be effectively addressed.

Networking 101
Wednesday, October 24th 5:30 – 6:30 PM in 1005 DOW, Sign up here

Are you ready to learn more about the three different stages of transitioning from graduate school to post-graduation career? Come join us for the Campus to Career Workshop 3 part series! The purpose of this workshop is to assist students in understanding the importance of networking, developing a professional network as a graduate student, presenting their best at the job interview and receiving the offer, and finally negotiating their offer effectively. The “Networking 101” workshop will focus on the first stage and we will have a representative from the Engineering Career Resource Center share their insights and knowledge with us.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Thursday, October 25th, 3:00 – 5:00 PM in the Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center, Sign up here

Do you have an idea?  Want to know the first steps to take?
Do you want to know how to assess a company to work for?
Come learn the critical questions to ask and how to answer them.