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Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs

Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs is here to help engineering master’s and PhD students with a variety of communication and intercultural needs across all departments of the Pratt School of Engineering. We teach classes, facilitate workshops, and work with students in one-on-one appointments.

Workshop Topics

Academic & Intercultural Skills
  • Academic Notetaking
  • Time Management
  • Classroom & Team Participation
  • Managing Stress with Koru
  • Intercultural Conflict Styles
Speaking & Presenting
  • Pronunciation Feedback
  • Small Talk
  • Managing Presentation Anxiety
  • Designing Effective Slides for Presentations
  • Introduction to Research-Based Papers
  • Tips for Strong Writing
  • Executive Summaries
  • Professional Bios
  • Crafting SOPs for PhD Applications
  • Using Corpora to Improve Writing Skills
  • Shine with a Strong LinkedIn Summary

1:1 Coaching Topics

  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Presentations
  • Conversations/Small Talk
  • Pronunciation
  • Intercultural Conflicts & Questions
  • SOP Feedback

1:1 PhD-Focused Coaching Topics

  • Dissertation Writing
  • Journal Article Writing
  • Qualifying & Prelim Exam Preparation
  • Defense Practice
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Ongoing Programs

  • PhD Writing Group
  • SnackChat Conversation Group
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