Graduate students must learn to tell the story of their work: Opinion

April 26, 2022
Graduate students must learn to articulate their experience in a way that ensures others understand the full range of skills they possess, writes Salvatore Cipriano. Graduate students are usually excellent at describing what they have done and what they have researched, but often lack the skills to communicate how they did that work. The author encourages students to learn how to tell a detailed story that communicates their range of experience by breaking down components of graduate student work. Cipriano recommends that graduate students also connect with their institution’s career services, discuss their non-research work with their peers and faculty mentors, and reflect on what core competencies have been built through their work. Inside Higher Ed (Subscription) (Editorial)