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

  • Negotiating Salary and Benefits with DevelopHer – for all genders
    Information and Registration
    Fall 2023-Spring 2024 

    Once a student signs up, if they are eligible (SOE Graduate students in good standing), the School of Engineering Graduate Programs will send their name and email to DevelopHer founder Lauren Hasson, who sends a registration invitation.

    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, 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.

  • Finding Your Voice in Science Communication: Special Topics course
    Information and Registration
    Mondays and Wednesdays, September 6 – December 4, 2023
    6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual on Zoom)
    October 30 and November 1 are in-person, Medford Campus (Zoom available) 

    Resumes & Cover Letters
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, September 7, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual on Zoom)

    Job & Internship Search Strategy
    Information and Registration
    Monday, September 11, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual on Zoom)

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, September 14, 2023
    4:00 - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

    Where Do I Begin? Planning for and Starting Your Graduate Thesis
    Information and Registration
    Friday, September 15, 2023
    1:00 - 2:15 PM Eastern Time

    Negotiating Salary and Benefits with DevelopHer – for all genders
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, September 19, 2023
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (in-person and live-zoom) 

    The Insider’s Guide to Graduate Writing
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, September 20, 2023
    4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

     

  • Getting it all Done! Navigating Procrastination and Motivation in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time

    Exceptional Leaders in STEM Lecture by Dr. Christalyn Rhodes
    Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    6:00 PM Dinner, 6:30 PM Program (In-Person and Virtual)

    Decolonizing Your Bibliography
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    2:00 - 3:15 PM Eastern Time

    Writing a Literature Review
    Information and Registration
    Friday, October 20, 2023
    10:00 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time

    Effective Reading Strategies for Multilingual Learners
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Job & Internship Search Strategies for International Students
    Information and Registration (registration link coming soon)
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Writing an Op-Ed
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    4:00 - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

  • Managing Your Reading Load: Coursework and Research
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Manage Your Research with Zotero
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, November 2, 2023
    12:00 - 12:55 PM Eastern Time

    Quantum Computing from a Software Perspective
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, November 7, 2023
    6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time (In-Person and Virtual)

    Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, November 9, 2023
    12:00 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

  • Writers Block
    Sign up for overcoming Writers Block
    Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (January 19 - April 26, no session on March 22)

    Writers Block is a weekly, 3-hour writing accountability group for graduate students. Each session begins and ends with time to set personal goals, reflect on accomplishments, and chat with other graduate students about struggles, successes, and strategies. The rest of the session is dedicated writing time to help you build a regular writing habit into your schedule. A writing consultant will be available to provide structure and consultations as needed. 

    Write to the Finish! A Capstone and Thesis Writing Group
    Sign up for Capstone and Thesis Group
    Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM (January 23 - April 23)

    This weekly group combines writing “sprints” in which we’ll write during the session, goal-setting, and progress check-ins to provide structure for writing your capstone, thesis, or dissertation during the spring semester and help you meet your writing goals for graduation. 

    English Conversation Circles
    Sign up for English Conversation
    Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM (January 23 – March 12)
    Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM (January 24 – March 13, no session on February 14)

    Multilingual and international graduate students: join us for facilitated small-group conversation intended to increase fluency and confidence in spoken English. Meet other graduate students for conversation in a low-stress environment!

    Writing Practice for Multilingual Graduate Students
    Sign up for Writing Practice
    Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (January 25 – March 14)

    Multilingual and international graduate students: join us for a fun, low-stress writing practice!  Each week we will write together in response to creative and reflective prompts and discuss our experiences as writers. Informal writing and reflection builds facility and confidence writing in English. Meets weekly through mid-semester.

  • Finding Your Voice in Science Communication
    Information and Registration
    Mondays and Wednesdays, January 17 – April 29, 2024
    6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Data Management 101
    Information and Registration
    Friday, January 26, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Where Do I Begin? Planning for and Starting Your Graduate Thesis
    Information and Registration
    Friday, January 26, 2024
    1:00 – 2:15 PM Eastern Time

    Writing a Personal Statement (grad and undergrad)
    Information and Registration
    Monday, January 29, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Job and Internship Search Strategy
    Information and Registration
    Monday, February 5, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Time Management and Productivity in Graduate School
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, February 6, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Making the Most of Zotero: Advanced Bibliographic Management
    Information and Registration
    Friday, February 9, 2024
    12:00 – 12:55 PM Eastern Time

    Best Practices for Managing Teams, Projects, and Labs
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 14, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    A Date with Your Dissertation
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 14, 2024
    12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern Time

    Graduate Lab Reports -- How to Leverage Your Career and Influence
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    12:00 – 1:15 PM Eastern Time
    Location: Medford Campus (in-person, on zoom, and recorded)

    Presentation Skills for Graduate Students
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (A light lunch will be served)
    12:00 – 1:15 PM Eastern Time

  • Designing Slides and Presentation Visuals
    Information and Registration
    Monday, March 4, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

    Leadership: Starting with "How to Be"
    Information and Registration
    Tuesday, March 5, 2024
    6:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern Time

    Effective Reading Strategies for Multilingual Learners
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Financial Literacy Session: Tools to Enhance Your Financial Future
    Information and Registration
    Thursday, March 7, 2024
    5:00 – 6:30 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Conference Poster Design: Exploring Principles and Formats
    Information and Registration
    Monday, March 25, 2024
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Virtual)

    Managing Your Reading Load: Coursework and Research
    Information and Registration
    Wednesday, March 27, 2024 
    12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Dining with Confidence: A Business Dining Etiquette Program with 4-Course Meal
    Registration Required
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    6:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
    Linda Chase Center, 200 Packard Avenue, Medford/Somerville Campus