CB 399: Preparing an Academic Chalk Talk

Preparing an Academic Chalk Talk

The “chalk talk” is an essential component of a successful academic job search and in some circumstances it can be an effective way to teach, yet graduate students and postdocs have limited opportunities to practice or even observe candidate talks. The objective of this nanocourse is to provide anyone on an academic track with strategies to develop and execute an effective chalk talk. Registered participants will prepare a short talk and receive feedback from faculty and their peers.

Class Assignments: Registered participants will prepare a 15-minute chalk talk. Participants will meet with their peers to practice and revise their presentations between June 19–June 22. The entire group will reconvene on June 25 to present and receive faculty feedback.

Course Directors: Fred Winston
Course Instructors: Fred Winston and Jason Heustis
Curriculum Fellow: Rachel Wright, rachel_wright@hms.harvard.edu
 
Schedules Times and Dates
First Session: June 18, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30pm
First Session Location: Cannon Room
Second Session: June 25, 2018, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Second Session Location: For Registered Participants Only
 
AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.