"How to Give a Great Talk"

Alycia Weinberger

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 00:00
Postdoctoral Development Workshop
Alycia Weinberger

Alycia Weinberger, a staff scientist at DTM, will lead a postdoctoral development workshop* titled, "How to Give a Great Talk", at 3 p.m. on 2 February 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall.

At this workshop, postdocs will learn best practices and techniques for giving a successful talk. Departments differ greatly in how they organize hiring. Some departments have group interviews, some use their seminar list as a giant rolling admissions, and some start with a phone interview. These differences underscore the central piece of advice: every talk is a job talk. There is no such thing as an informal talk, even though some faculty in a department may ask you for one. Learning how to give a great talk will be important for your future job prospects.

Coffee, tea, and some light snacks will be served before the lecture at 2:30 p.m.

*This workshop is restricted to Carnegie personnel only.