Workshops

Workshops

Graduate workshops at Tufts help students identify, map, and acquire broad and transferrable skills. Participants can choose to focus on developing skills within five domains. At times, workshops will overlap in theme with multiple domains.

These five domains are interconnected, and comprise a set of paths that students may use to inform their professional development pursuits in their graduate education and beyond. Students are encouraged to engage in self-monitoring and pursue workshops and opportunities in whichever domains are most useful for them.

Five Domains of Professional Development:
Scholarly Expertise

Expand upon the scholarly training offered within respective disciplines at Tufts. Gain expertise in areas such as grantsmanship, publishing, preparing posters and presentations for conferences, and more. Interested in doing a scholarly expertise deep dive? Check out the below suggested workshop tracks.

TA and RA Support

  • Introductory Pedagogy
  • Discussion Facilitation
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Managing Labs

Grantsmanship

  • Grant Writing: Finding Funding
  • Grant Writing: Developing a Competitive Grant Proposal
  • Grant Writing: Writing Clearly & Concisely
  • Grant Writing: Crafting a Compelling First Page

Research and Scholarship

  • Managing Labs
  • Designing Effective Data Visualizations
  • Copyright and Publishing Essentials
  • Using Art in Your Research Practice
  • Lit Review Survival Guide
Career Preparation

Develop skills that will improve employability, as well as help prepare for careers in academia, industry, and government or non-profit organizations. Practice developing tools like resumes or CVs, explore career options, and talk directly with faculty and alumni whose career paths interest you. Interested in preparing for your job search and career? Check out the below suggested workshop tracks.

Essentials in the Job Search

  • Building an Effective Resume
  • Writing Compelling Cover Letters
  • Writing a Curriculum Vitae
  • Negotiating Your First Academic Position
  • Building an Effective Resume
  • Improve your Interview Skills with Improv

Exploring Career Paths

  • LinkedIn Lab
  • Preparing for a Career in Academia
  • Preparing for a Career Outside Academia
  • Designing Your Life: Exploring Career Options in Nonprofits, Public, and Private Sectors
Communication Skills

Hone your ability to communicate with diverse audiences for written and verbal contexts. Learn how to adjust content for appropriate contexts, project confidence, and engage and activate audience interest. Interested in developing your communication skills? Check out the below suggested workshop tracks.

Public Presentations

  • Poster Making with InDesign
  • Scientific Presentation Skills
  • Presentation Skills: Writing a Public Presentation
  • Presentation Skills: Oral Communication and Body Language
  • Improving Visual Design for Presentations
  • Giving Engaging Public Talks in the Humanities

Scholarly Reading and Writing

  • Best Practices for Productive Writing
  • Copyright and Publishing Essentials
  • Best Practices for Productive Writing
  • Master Your Reading List
  • Editing for Style
  • Lit Review Survival Guide
Leadership and Collaboration

Gain more confidence in navigating group processes and preventing conflicts. Assess your negotiation and mediation skills and continue to hone your personal capability as a leader. Interested in developing your leadership skills? Check out the below suggested workshop tracks.

Leadership and Excellence

  • Conflict Prevention
  • Managing Labs
  • Women in STEM
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Women in STEM
Personal Development

Learn how to address and balance competing demands in your personal and professional lives by prioritizing, cultivating flexibility, and developing a resilient orientation and a proactive approach to challenges. Interested in exploring the personal development domain? Check out the below suggested workshop tracks.

Wellness in Graduate Life

  • Graduate Survival Skills: Survive and Thrive
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Work-Life Balance Resources
  • Cultivating Healthy Habits: Working Smarter and Being Less Stressed
  • Master Your Reading List
  • Cultivating Healthy Habits: Working Smarter and Being Less Stressed

Life Outside School

  • Work-Life Balance Resources
  • Influencing and Communication Skills
  • Getting Your Personal Finances Ready for the Future
  • Foundations of Leadership

Upcoming workshops and other graduate events are listed on the events calendar. Not all workshops are offered every year.

Contact Information

For further questions about the NOD and the workshops offered, please contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.