Professional Development

University 3MT Competition

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. For details about the 2019 competition, see here.

Dietrich School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that supports graduate students in developing effective communication and presentation skills. Participants discuss the nature, originality, and significance of their dissertation research for non-specialist audiences. Dietrich School students, chosen by their departments, will compete for prizes in the school-wide competition on March 22. The winners will go on to represent the Dietrich School at the University-wide competition on April 1.

Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to begin developing yours. While teaching portfolios vary widely, this workshop presents some guidelines to follow and some basic strategies you can use to ensure that your portfolio will best demonstrate your teaching experience, accomplishments, and potential. Whether you are just beginning to teach or about to enter the job market, this workshop will enable you to compile and develop your best teaching portfolio.