Engineering Workshop Schedule

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

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

  • Writers' Block
    Information and Registration
    Fridays starting September 17, 2021
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Hybrid)

    Study with StAAR
    Academic Coaching Space, Tisch Library, Rooms 128 and 130
    Sundays starting September 19, 2021
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (In-person)

    English Conversation Groups
    Information and Registration
    Starts in late September

    Spring 2022: Guided Writing Practice (New Program!)
    The StAAR Center’s Guided Writing Practice is a weekly small-group session that aims to help bilingual and multilingual graduate students develop confidence and skills for writing in English. Each session will provide a short lesson with time to practice the featured skill, time to try out new writing strategies together, guidance on academic conventions and developing a writing process, and the opportunity to get feedback or to work on writing assignments. To indicate your interest and help determine a meeting time, please fill out the Guided Writing Practice interest form by December 15!

    Learn more about the StAAR Center or download the brochure.

  • 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 new online 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, enggradstudies@tufts.edu or phone 617-627-1332, with questions about the graded online course. 

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

  • Academic Coaching for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 8, 2021
    3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time (Hybrid)

    Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 13, 2021
    1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 13, 2021
    5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Collect, Organize, and Cite Your Research with Zotero
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Where Do I Begin? Planning and Starting a Graduate Thesis
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Tips for Your First Semester in Graduate School: Survive and Thrive
    Watch recording of workshop
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Cultivating Healthy Habits: Working Smarter and Being Less Stressed
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, September 23, 2021
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Productive Writing of Lab Reports
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 27, 2021
    6:30 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Reading and Note-Taking for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Quantum Computing from a Software Perspective
    Watch recording of workshop
    View presentation slides
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Writing and Revising for Multilingual Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Friday, October 1, 2021
    9:00 - 10:30 AM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Introduction to Data Visualization and Tableau
    Information and Registration
    Friday, October 1, 2021
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Public Speaking for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    12:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Best Practices for Managing Teams, Projects, and Labs
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Academic and Professional CVs
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    6:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Improving Your 3-minute Thesis
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021
    6:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Making Slides (and Other Visuals) for Presentations
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    1:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 7, 2021
    6:00 - 9:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Exploring Adobe Illustrator
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 14, 2021
    1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Job and Internship Search Strategy
    Information and Registration
    Monday, October 18, 2021
    1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Preparing for Your Special Collections Research Trip
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Working with Messy Data
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    How to Find Your Research Topic
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Beyond Google Docs: Collaborative La Tex Writing in Overleaf
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Writing and Revision Strategies for Graduate Coursework
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    5:00 - 6:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

  • Podcasting for Public Scholarship
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Responding to Undergraduate Writing as a TA or RA
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021
    5:00 - 6:30 PM Eastern Time (Hybrid)

    Sharing Your Work: Copyright, Publishing, and Increasing your Impact
    Information and Registration
    Friday, November 5, 2021
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Presentation Skills for Conferences and Defenses
    Information and Registration
    Friday, November 5, 2021
    3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Practical Work/Life Balance in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Monday, November 8, 2021
    5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    EVENT CANCELED - Networking and Relationship Management: Professional Conversations/Communications
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Designing Your Online Scholarly Presence - Why You Should Start Now!
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Managing Your Reading Load: Coursework and Research
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Software Carpentry: Unix Shell
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    5:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Careers Outside of Academia Panel
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    6:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Tackling Test Preparation and Test Taking
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    5:00 - 7:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Mentoring Using the Individual Development Plan
    by Dr. Karen A. Panetta, Dean of Graduate Education
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Tackling Test Preparation and Test Taking
    Information and Registration
    Friday, December 3, 2021
    9:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Tips for Your First Semester in Graduate School: Survive and Thrive
    Watch recording of workshop
    recorded on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Winter Writing Boot Camp
    Hosted by Cornell University
    Information and Registration
    January 13 - 21, 2022

    Finding Your Personal Voice
    by Bobette Buster, Documentary Writer and Producer
    Information and Registration
    Each Monday and Wednesday between January 24 - April 20, 2022
    Apply by January 5, 2022

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Monday, January 24, 2022
    5:00 - 6:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Collect, Organize, & Cite Your Research with Zotero
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Your Thesis or Dissertation: Copyright, Research Data & Supplementary Materials
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    10:00 - 11:15 AM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Where Do I Begin? Planning for and Starting Your Graduate Thesis
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Productive Writing for Thesis and Dissertation Writers
    Information and Registration
    Friday, February 4, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Culturally Responsive Teaching Skills
    Information and Registration
    Monday, February 7, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Rocking Your LinkedIn Profile
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    How to Communicate Your Research to All Audiences in One-to-Three Minutes, by Bobette Buster, Part I
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Making Slides (& Other Visuals) for Presentations
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Responding to Undergraduate Writing as a TA or RA
    Information and Registration
    Friday, February 11, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Retelling Stories with Found Media
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Interview Strategy and Preparation
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    TBA

    How to Train your Advisor, by Dr. Karen A. Panetta
    Watch a recording of the event
    Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Reading and Note-taking for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Writing and Revision Strategies for Graduate Coursework
    Information and Registration
    Friday, February 18, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    How to Communicate Your Research to All Audiences in One-to-Three Minutes, by Bobette Buster, Part II
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Exploring Conference Poster Formats
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Reading Strategies for International Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Sharing Your Work: Copyright, Publishing, & Increasing Your Impact
    Information and Registration
    Friday, February 25, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Peer Review: Responding to Others' Writing and Feedback
    Information and Registration
    Friday, March 4, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022
    12:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Intro to Adobe InDesign for Reports & Publications
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022
    1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Managing Up
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022
    5:30 - 6:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Cultivating Healthy Habits: Working Smarter and Being Less Stressed
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 10, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Exploring Adobe Illustrator
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 10, 2022
    1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Mindfulness for Academic Success in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 10, 2022
    3:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Intellectual Property Basics and Commercializing Technologies
    Information and Registration
    Monday, March 14, 2022
    12:00 - 1:15 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Tackling Test Preparation and Test Taking
    Information and Registration
    Monday, March 14, 2022
    3:00 - 4:15 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Preparing for an Engineering Career in Industry: Hiring process, Interviews, and Salary Negotiation
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual and In-person)

    Intro to Data Visualization & Tableau
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry

    IEEE HKN’s Premiere Online Event That Connects You With Industry Experts
    Information and Registration
    March 18 and 19, 2022
    Dean Karen Panetta's office will reimburse Tufts graduate engineering students who attend the online conference. Please contact enggradstudies@tufts.edu for more information.

    Software Carpentry: Unix Shell
    Information and Registration
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    10:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Software Carpentry: Git
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    10:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Software Carpentry: Python, Part I
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    10:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Software Carpentry: Python, Part II
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 24, 2022
    10:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    The Fundamentals of Making Scientific Figures, by Yu-Ting Dingle, PhD
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Podcasting for Public Scholarship
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM (In-person)

    Business Etiquette for Dining
    Information and Registration
    POSTPONED, new date TBA

    How to Communicate Your Research to All Audiences in One-to-Three Minutes: Your Thesis Presentation, Interview Pitch, New Start-up, etc., by Bobette Buster
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    6:30 PM Eastern Time

    Negotiating Salary and Benefits
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 31, 2022
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

  • Editing for Clarity, Concision, and Style
    Information and Registration
    Friday, April 1, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Accurate and Aesthetic: Data Visualization in Adobe Illustrator
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, April 5, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Making Scientific Figures: A Quick Start Guide to Adobe Illustrator, by Yu-Ting Dingle, PhD
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Designing Your Online Scholarly Presence – Why You Should Start Now!
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Dining with Confidence: A Business Dining Etiquette Program with 4-Course Meal
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    6:00 PM check-in, 6:30 - 8:30 PM workshop-guided dinner

    Preparing for Your Special Collections Research Trip
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (In-person)

    Creating Your Professional Website
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time (In-person)