Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Learning From Improv

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!

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