Professional Development Workshops

How Can Workshops Help You?

Workshops play a pivotal role in fostering continuous learning, skill development, and professional growth.The "Effective Negotiation for Women Graduate Students in STEM" workshop addresses the specific needs of women, providing strategies to negotiate salaries confidently, navigate biases, and achieve better outcomes in the workplace. Similarly, "The Art of Negotiation" workshop caters to Engineering PhD Graduate students, offering practical insights based on real cases, interactive sessions, and small group activities to equip participants with the skills necessary to secure desired jobs and salaries. These workshops go beyond theoretical knowledge, providing hands-on experiences that empower attendees to excel in their professional endeavors.

The "CoE (3MT) Three Minute Thesis Competition" workshop focuses on enhancing communication skills for Engineering PhD Graduate students. By learning how to effectively convey research in three minutes to a non-specialist audience, participants not only gain valuable presentation skills but also get the opportunity to participate in an international competition. Overall, these workshops serve as catalysts for personal and professional development, offering a platform for skill acquisition, knowledge sharing, and networking that is crucial for success in STEM fields.

Get ready for your First Year Experience as a UConn Husky!

Spring 2024 Workshops

The Art of Negotiation

When: March 26, 2024, 2pm – 4pm 
Who: Engineering PhD Graduate students
Why: To get the job and salary you desire!

WORKSHOP #2: The Art of Negotiation Details >

Back by popular demand!

Theodor Menounos: Assistant Director, Career Coaching & Counseling
Aida Ghiaei

This 2.5-hour workshop will be in person, an interactive, based on real cases, and participants will work in small groups. At the end of the workshop, you will learn what to do and how to negotiate your next job and salary!

[back to the top]

CoE (3MT) Three Minute Thesis Competition

When: April 12, 2024, 2pm – 4pm 
Who: Engineering PhD Graduate students
Why: Learn how to effectively communicate your research in three minutes to an intelligent non-specialist audience. Gain experience, and participate in this competition with Doctoral students around the world. 

WORKSHOP #3: SoE (3MT) Three Minute Thesis Competition Details >


Fayekah AssanahAssistant Professor in Residence, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UConn     

This workshop will be held at the Engineering & Science Building (ESB) in room 121.

[back to the top]

Previous Workshops

Effective Negotiation for Women Graduate Students in STEM

When: March 28, 2023, 2:30 pm – 4:00pm
Who: Women in STEM PhD Graduate students
Why: To negotiate at the workplace confidently and effectively

Facilitators: Aida Ghiaei

Speaker: Israela Adah Brill-Cass, ESQ

This workshop is specifically designed to address the needs of women in STEM to learn how to successfully negotiate anything, such as jobs and salary!

This 1.5-hour workshop will be in person, discussing issues on how women can:
–  Negotiate for salaries and raises
– Get more support for projects
– Navigate through gender and cultural biases and
– Achieve better results

Food will be provided, and RSVP is required.

Note: RSVP is now closed.

[back to the top]