Grad Student Peer Talks (GPTs)
April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grad Peer Talks (GPTs) provide graduate students with opportunities to give practice flash talks and receive constructive peer feedback in a supportive community environment.
Open to all graduate students, this initiative prioritizes providing practice flash talk opportunities to early career graduate students who are members of organizations represented on the Graduate & Professional Student Diversity Council, and/or students who are Graduate School Dean’s Scholars, Graduate Student Ambassadors, and/or mentors for Graduate Students Mentoring Undergraduates.
All GPTs will take place from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Mann Library Room 102 on the following dates:
• February 15, 2024
• March 6, 2024
• March 21, 2024
• April 10, 2024
• April 25, 2024
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
The presenter registration form will remain open until all flash talk slots are filled. However, the priority registration date is January 31, 2024.
Register now to give a GPTs Flash Talk: https://tinyurl.com/GPTsPresenter
Sponsorship: This is an initiative of the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement.
Practice Talk Format
Students will present a flash talk with a maximum length of 5 minutes in a low-stakes, friendly environment created by a peer audience of graduate students and postdocs. Flash talks may be complete talks or an excerpt of a longer scholarly talk or oral exam presentation.
Following the flash talk, audience members will complete feedback forms to provide both positive and constructive feedback to the presenters. All written feedback will be collated and provided to the presenter. Presenters can expect to receive feedback on presentation style (delivery, voice and tonality, etc.) as well as the utility of any optional visual aids (e.g., slides, poster, etc.).
All presenters should be graduate students with priority consideration provided to early-career students.
Practice flash talks should either be complete flash talks or an excerpt of a longer scholarly talk or oral exam presentation.
Visual aids (such as slides) are permissible but should be kept to a minimum (ex. 5-minute talks should not have more than ~5 slides). Content must be accessible to a non-expert audience.
The GPTs initiative is influenced by the historical work of the Latine Graduate Student Coalition to create supportive community-oriented spaces for graduate students to share their proposed or ongoing research.