Engineering Workshop Schedule

Graduate students are welcome to attend the professional development events listed below. Workshops require pre-registration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual or on-campus events.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Dean's Office.

  • Tips for Your First Semester in Graduate School: Survive and Thrive
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    Watch recording of workshop

    Quantum Computing from a Software Perspective
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    Watch recording of workshop

    View presentation slides

    How to Train your Advisor, by Dr. Karen A. Panetta
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    Watch a recording of the event

  • IEEE English for Technical Professionals
    Want to strengthen your English language proficiency? Tufts engineering graduate students are welcome to take the free, self-paced online course.

    This course by IEEE enables professional engineers and technical professionals whose first language is not English to improve their language skills in a way that fits the needs and priorities of working adults in the engineering fields. As a professional in your field, you are well-aware of the importance of understanding and maintaining standards for process, product, and discovery. This course presents the English language standards and practice activities that are essential for your daily success—whether you want to describe a project to a peer, submit a technical proposal to a funding source, or justify your technical findings to a supervisor. The goal is to help learners gain confidence and understanding about the ways in which technical or engineering communication works. 

    Instructions for the free online course: 
    When you are ready to take the IEEE English for Technical Professionals online self-paced course, please use your Tufts UTLN credentials to access the site, and then you will need to create an IEEE id as the second step of the login process.

    Please note, for SOE graduate students who are required to take the online course, progress will be monitored and graded. Please contact the office of Dr. Karen Panetta, Dean of Graduate Programs, or phone 617-627-1332, with questions about the graded online course. 

    Technical support:
    IEEE English for Technical Professionals course, contact us.

  • Finding Your Voice in Science Communication: Special Topics course
    Information and Registration
    Mondays and Wednesdays, September 12 – December 5, 2022
    6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    So What’s Your Story? Learn How to Communicate Like a Professional
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Bring Your 3-Minute Pitch to this Workshop, Take It to the Next Level
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, September 15, 2022
    6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)  

    Negotiating Salary and Benefits with DevelopHer – for all genders
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual) 

    Cultivating Healthy Habits: Working Smarter and Being Less Stressed
    Information and Registration
    Friday, September 23, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual) 

    Managing Your Reading Load: Coursework and Research
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

  • Productive Writing for Thesis and Dissertation Writers
    Information and Registration
    Monday, October 3, 2022
    1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time

    Practical Work/Life Balance in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern Time

    Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 6, 2022
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)  

    Financial Literacy for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time, Location will be shared with registrants

    Star Tours: Innovators in Action
    Information and Registration
    Friday, October 21, 2022
    1:00 - 4:30 PM Lab Tours, 5:00 - 6:30 PM Reception (Eastern Time), Locations will be shared upon registration

    Quantum Computing from a Software Perspective
    Workshop by Richard Preston, E18, EG19
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Engineering Career Fair Collaborative
    Information and Registration
    Friday, November 4, 2022
    1:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)  

    Career Advice Coffee Hour with Matt Casey, Tufts Graduate Career Services
    Information and Registration
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time