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Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs

Services and support for all engineering graduate students at Duke

Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs is here to help engineering master's and PhD students with a variety of communication and intercultural needs across all departments of the Pratt School of Engineering.


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Spring 2022

Departmental Registration

Academic & Intercultural Skills

  • Academic Notetaking
  • Time Management
  • Classroom & Team Participation
  • Managing Stress with Koru
  • Intercultural Conflict Styles
  • Navigating Restaurants

Speaking & Presenting

  • Pronunciation Feedback
  • Small Talk
  • Managing Presentation Anxiety
  • Designing Effective Slides for Presentations

Writing

  • Introduction to Research-Based Papers
  • Tips for Strong Writing (video)
  • Executive Summaries
  • Professional Bios
  • Crafting SOPs for PhD Applications
  • Using Corpora to Improve Writing Skills
  • Shine with a Strong LinkedIn Summary

Student Registration

1:1 Coaching Topics

  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Presentations
  • Conversations and Small Talk
  • Pronunciation
  • Intercultural Conflicts & Questions
  • SOP Feedback

1:1 PhD-Focused Coaching

  • Dissertation Writing
  • Journal Article Writing
  • Qualifying & Prelim Exam Preparation
  • Defense Practice
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Ongoing Programs

Register to Obtain Location Details

  • PhD Writing Group (Tuesdays, 8:30 am ET)
  • SnackChat Conversation Group (Fridays, 12 noon ET)

Make an Appointment

To schedule a workshop for a course or another group, or to suggest a new topic, please email sue.mathias@duke.edu


Duke Engineering Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs


Meet the Team

Susan Mathias

Susan Mathias

Director

susan.mathias@duke.edu

[Bio]

Angus Bowers

Angus Bowers

Communications Consultant

angus.bowers@duke.edu

[Bio]

Annabel Breen

Annabel Breen

Communications Consultant

annabel.breen@duke.edu

[Bio]
 

Minerva Matos-Garner

Minerva Matos-Garner

Communications Consultant

minerva.matosgarner@duke.edu

[Bio]

Marcie Pachino

Marcie Pachino

Communications Consultant

marcie.pachino@duke.edu

[Bio]

Ilana Palmer

Ilana Palmer

Communications Consultant

ilana.palmer@duke.edu

[Bio]