Grad Slam 2020

Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition for the best 3-minute graduate student presentation of a research or creative project. It is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their communication skills and is an effective way of showcasing to the UArizona community and the public the innovative research and creative work associated with UArizona graduate education.

To prepare for Grad Slam, UArizona graduate students may choose to participate in information sessions and topical workshops.

Information Sessions
The information sessions provide a general overview of the competition and the opportunity to have your questions answered by a Grad Slam Team representative. RSVP is strongly encouraged since refreshments are provided; however, walk-ins are welcome. Each session will be no more than one hour.
The information sessions will be held on:
Click on date or the calendar below for details and to register.

The Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Council are excited to offer a series of workshops. Through partnerships with the UArizona Toastmasters groups and professors across campus, we are able to offer workshops on a wide range of topics and skills that will help students prepare for Grad Slam and enhance their public speaking skills. Additional workshops may be added based upon instructor availability. Each workshop is about one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. Click on date or the calendar below for more details and to register.

Workshop Schedule:
Intro to Message Box & Focusing on Defining One's Audience & Issue
Communicating the Problem & Answering the "So What?" Question
            February 3rd at 5 PM
            February 6th at 12 PM
Communicating Benefits and Solutions to Your Audience
            February 10th at 5 PM
            February 13th at 12 PM
Crafting a Memorable Message
            February 17th at 5 PM
            February 20th at 12 PM
Visual Considerations
            February 24th at 5 PM
            February 27th at 12PM
Presenting with Confidence & Effective Use of Body Language & Vocal Variety
           March 2nd at 5 PM
           March 5th at 12 PM
Presentation Run-Through and Feedback
           March 23rd at 5 PM
           March 26th at 12 PM


Important Dates
Preliminary Rounds: April 1 & April 2
            9 AM to 5:45 PM daily

Semi-final Rounds: April 9
            Time of event TBD

Final Round and Reception: April 16
            Time of event TBD

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