We encourage all of our graduate students and postdocs to engage in professional development activities along with your research training during your time at Rice. These training opportunities will help you develop the communication, leadership and teaching skills that will help you succeed in your future career.
The¬†Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies¬†offers the¬†Succeed! workshop¬†series¬†for Rice graduate students and postdocs. Topics include professional communication, stress reduction skills, managing difficult conversations, and more.
The¬†90-Second Thesis Competition¬†gives graduate students the opportunity to practice describing their work quickly and succinctly to a diverse audience. Graduate students from all disciplines get professional coaching, learn to communicate to a broad audience, and promote their research as they¬†compete for prizes.
The¬†Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication¬†offers workshops covering a variety of communication topics each semester.¬†Sign up for their mailing list¬†to receive alerts when workshops become available.¬†¬†
The¬†Center for Teaching Excellence¬†offers a¬†Certificate in Teaching and Learning¬†for graduate students who wish to build an academic career in which teaching will play a significant role. They also provide resources for graduate students currently serving as TAs or instructors of record.¬†
Fondren Library's Grad & Postdoc LibGuide¬†is an interactive guide for Rice graduate students and postdocs. The site houses practical information for grad students and postdocs, information about responsible research, fellowships and grants, income tax, getting published, and much more.¬†