Developing Your Core Competency in:
Presentation and public speaking skills are required of all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for success in their programs and chosen career fields. For English language learners, additional resources are available to help address the challenges of communicating in a non-native language.
Workshops and Events
*** registration not required
Fall 2018 Workshops and Events
Keys to Successful Conferences: Proposals to Presentations 10/24 *** Improv for Academics - A Professional Development Series 11/07 & 11/14 Please Register Grad Slam Information Session 11/15 Please Register Rock the Talk: Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety & Creating Your Elevator Talk 11/27 Please Register
Courses and Programs
To develop and gain a deeper understanding, consider signing up for courses, seminars, and programs offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety and Improving Presentations - Now on iTunes U Returning Soon 2 - P/NP Courses for English Language Learners Varies Varies
One-on-One mentoring or specialized programming to meet your individual needs is available. Consider the following offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Advising for English Language Learners
One-on-one language tutoring is available for graduate student teaching assistants and instructors through the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE). This free service is offered to all UC Davis graduate students and faculty members. For more information, contact Barbara Mills.
Available through partnership with the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), receive feedback to make your presentations more engaging and better learning experiences for your audience.
Teaching and Presentation Anxiety
A common fear, but highly treatable! Receive tips for controlling teaching and presentation anxiety by making an appointment with a counselor at Counseling Services.
Tutoring or Language Exchange
Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) has an SISS bulletin e-mail where you can send a notice to request or offer tutoring or language exchange. E-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want it to be listed. Professional tutoring by the hour is sometimes available from instructors in the Intensive English Program (listed under International English and Professional Programs) or from local ESL specialists.
Participate in these opportunities to connect with others and practice your presentation skills:
A competition to find the best three-minute research presentation given by a UC Davis graduate student. The winner of the campus-wide competition will compete in the UC system-wide competition in spring quarter! Prizes are awarded at both competitions.
Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium
UC Davis has a variety of research being done by graduate and professional students and this is a great opportunity for them to share their work with each other, the campus, and the wider community. Many prizes are awarded at this annual event to both seasoned and novice presenters.
The UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a great opportunity to UC Davis postdoctoral researchers from all fields to present their work, to learn about other work performed throughout UC Davis, and to network across disciplines. Prizes are awarded for the best talks and posters in each session.
Scientific Communication Workshop developed and led by Professors for the Future Fellow Sara Kross