Only 5 days remain to register for Vanderbilt’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition!
Do you have an elevator pitch for your research?
Can you effectively communicate your findings to the general public?
Interested in winning the $1,000 grand prize?!?
Put your skills to the test at Vanderbilt University’s Spring Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on April 1st, 2022!
What is 3MT? Hosted by the Graduate Student Council, 3MT is a competition designed to promote Vanderbilt’s Ph.D. students research and to help students cultivate an elevator pitch to advertise their skills to future employers. This in-person event will be held in Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center on April 1st, 2022. Prizes are awarded as follows: Grand Prize ($1,000), Honorary Humanities Award ($500), Honorary STEM Award ($500), Honorary Social Sciences ($500) and People’s Choice ($250).
Is there a keynote speaker?YES! We are thrilled to announce that our 2022 3MT keynote speaker is America’s Career Coach, Ken Coleman! Ken is the host of The Ken Coleman Show and author of two #1 national bestselling books The Proximity Principle and From Paycheck to Purpose. Ken helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job a reality.
How to I craft my own competitive 3MT? We encourage you to visit the Writing Studio for help creating and refining your 3MT (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/3mt-workshop/). For information on judging criteria, a comprehensive guide to a competitive 3MT, and videos to previous 3MT pitches, visit The University of Queensland website at https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/3mt-competitor-guide
DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT YOUR 4:3 SIZE POWERPOINT SLIDE VIA GOOGLE FORM IS THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23rd.
Link to Register for 3MT via google form:
Visit our website for additional information: https://studentorg.vanderbilt.edu/gsc/3mt/
BONUS MATERIAL:The Graduate Leadership Institute is hosting a Leadership Skills Workshop on Storytelling & Presence on Thursday March 17th via zoom from 1-3pm.
During this workshop, participants will learn how to:
– Use the three techniques of the “metaphorical handshake” used to engage an audience.
Register for the GLI workshop at: https://gradschool.vanderbilt.edu/gli/2022/01/26/storytelling/