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Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs

GCIP provides services and support for all PhD and master's students studying engineering at Duke

Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs is here to help with a variety of communication and intercultural needs across all graduate degree programs and departments at the Pratt School of Engineering.

We look forward to working with you through the programs listed below in our Menu of Services.


Menu of Services

Fall 2021

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

  • PhD Writing Group
  • Dissertation Writing
  • Journal Article Writing
  • Qualifying & Prelim Exam Preparation
  • Defense Practice

Ongoing Programs

  • SnackChat Conversation Group

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

Bridget Fletcher

Bridget Fletcher

Director
bridget.fletcher@duke.edu
[Bio]

Angus Bowers

Angus Bowers

Communications Consultant
angus.bowers@duke.edu
[Bio]

Susan Mathias

Susan Mathias

Communications Consultant
susan.mathias@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]