Build Skills

From communicating your research to non-specialist audiences to improving your grant writing skills, from using digital tools to enhance your research to learning about contemporary pedagogical techniques and resources, LGS and Emory offer a myriad of resources to help you sharpen your professional skills. 

It is never too early to identify strengths and opportunities for growth in your professional skillset. Use the LGS Professional Development and Career Planning (PCDP) Timeline to reflect and plan. Begin attending PDCP programs early in your graduate career. 

Programming Overview

  • Grant Writing Program: The Grant Writing Program (GWP) addresses every stage of grant proposal writing: developing fundable projects, presenting projects in persuasive ways, and tailoring proposals to specific funders.
  • Three Minute Thesis (3MT): The 3MT at Emory competition serves as a skills development program that challenges students to explain their research project either through verbal or written communication to a non-specialist audience.
  • English Language Support Program: In addition to language instruction, ELSP programming has expanded to also include professional development opportunities in speech and writing.
  • Emory University Resources: Other Emory offices and centers, including the Center for Digital Scholarship, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory Writing Center, and the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, also provide resources and training to develop the professional skills of graduate students.