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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 all engineering master's and PhD students with a variety of communication and intercultural needs across all departments of the Pratt School of Engineering.


Menu of Services

2022-2023

Department Registration

Academic & Intercultural Skills

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

Speaking & Presenting

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

Writing

  • Introduction to Research-Based Papers
  • Tips for Strong Writing
  • 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/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 (Date and time to be determined)
  • SnackChat Conversation Group (Fridays at 12:00 noon ET)

Make an Appointment

Please reach out to Sue Mathias directly with questions. We look forward to helping you deliver your message with confidence!


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]

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]