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Graduate Communication Certificate Program

Students discussing the Graduate Communication Certificate Program

 

About This Program

Initiated in January of 2012, the Graduate Communication Certificate Program is sponsored by Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Government Association, the Library, Communication Center, the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and the Career Center. The goal of the program is to provide an avenue for Georgia Tech graduate students to enhance their communication skills as they prepare for careers in industry, government,and academia.

The program is comprised of two components:

  • Series of core and elective workshops to help build communication proficiency.
  • Capstone experience.

The core (required) workshops cover public speaking, the communication process, CVs and resumes, communication ethics, and visual rhetoric. The elective workshops include sessions on interviewing, the job talk, networking, writing grants, writing literature reviews, research skills, technical software for optimizing communication products, bibliographic management, media management and promotion, and more. The workshops help build written, oral, and visual communication competencies. The capstone experience then provides an opportunity to effectively apply these competencies, and receive feedback from Tech communication specialists.

Tech graduate students who successfully complete the program receive a signed and dated certificate. Graduate students may complete the program at their own pace. There is no prescribed timeframe for completion. The core (required) workshops will generally be offered in the fall and spring semesters. Elective workshops will be offered on a rotating basis and may not be offered every semester. Questions about the program may be directed to the Program Coordinator, Marla Bruner, at marla.bruner@grad.gatech.edu, or may be submitted on the web form.

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