The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
(CVM) offers various trainings and workshops to all graduate
students throughout the year. When opportunities are offered, an
announcement will be sent to all graduate students. Below are some
examples of training and workshop opportunities that we have
offered in the past.
Effective and High Impact Scientific Writing
The Importance of Clear Scientific Communication: Publication is
the primary means of disseminating scientific research findings.
Clear communication is essential to effectively share knowledge
that advances scientific and medical progress, and to ensure proper
recognition of research efforts. Our workshop training will allow
you to more effectively prepare manuscripts for top scientific
Designing and Delivering High Impact Slide
Slide Presentations for Scientific Communication: Other than
publications, slide presentations are the most common way to share
knowledge with scientific communities. Slides are used in a wide
variety of situations throughout your scientific career and require
clear communication strategy to achieve a high impact with your
audience. Our workshop training will teach you tools to effectively
prepare slides and deliver engaging presentations. Combining clear
and effective oral and visual communication will generate
enthusiasm for your research, which is a critical component of your
success as a scientist.
Creating a Persuasive NIH Biosketch
Creating a High-Impact NIH Biosketch: The National Institutes of
Health has recently changed their biosketch requirements. This new
format gives you a valuable opportunity to generate excitement with
your reviewers about your proposal. However, many scientists find
it challenging to navigate these changes effectively.
Understanding and Developing Job
Communicating your expertise and value to a potential employer
requires a clear and effective strategy. This workshop will discuss
the preparation of many documents associated with job applications,
including resumes, CVs, cover letters, teaching philosophies, and
research statements. In addition to the written portion of your job
application, we will provide helpful advice on other aspects of the
job search process, from assessing your skills and identifying job
opportunities to selecting references and responding to tough
questions at an interview.
Applying for a job will always be stressful, but knowing what to
do (and what not to do) will give you the confidence to land a
The “Write” Habit Writing Workshop
Did you know that if you wrote just 30 minutes a day every day,
within one year you could have submitted 10 articles for
publication or written a book? If you want to learn even more
winning writing strategies, come join us and start developing a
productive, stress-free writing habit.
Fearless Public Speaking Workshop
This public speaking course is the fastest, easiest way to
reduce stage fright. In just a single day, this presentation
seminar helps participants gain poise and self-confidence in front
of a group! Public Speaking Fear is still the #1 fear in America.
And, right or wrong, people form a perception of who we are and
what we represent by the self-confidence that we show when we
deliver business presentations. A person who can stand in front of
a group, with poise and self-confidence, can immediately create the
perception of competency. However, a person who is shy and timid in
front of a group will have a tough time convincing the audience
that he or she is capable. Our public speaking classes are designed
to help participants generate this self-confidence when they speak,
so that their audiences see them as being the expert!