Inside Higher Ed
June 16th, 2015
“I learned how important it is to present myself in a confident way
during interviews. I really enjoyed the improv games. They were fun and
helped build confidence, as well as speaking skills.”
This feedback came from a Ph.D. student at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology who attended an improv workshop I coordinated
with career services and ImprovBoston, a local improvisational comedy
group. At MIT, I provide career guidance with Ph.D. students from all
academic departments as they prepare for a variety of career paths, both
nonacademic and academic.
In either type of career path, interviewing can conjure a range of
emotions: Some dread it. Some enjoy it. Some may just tolerate it.
Interviews can certainly be a nerve-racking experience!