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Career: Applications for Academic Positions

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Personal Statement for Graduate School
Cover Letter for a Faculty Position

Career: Academic Fellowships & Funding

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Fellowship Application: General Strategies
NSF Personal Statement
NSF Research Proposal
Postdoc Fellowships: Index of Life Sciences Fellowships

Career: General Skills

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Cover Letter: General
CV/Resume
Design Portfolio
Elevator Pitch
Emails

Scientific: Written Communication

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Abstract
Journal Article: General Tips
Journal Article: Introduction
Journal Article: Methods
Journal Article: Results
Journal Article: Discussion
Graduate Thesis Prospectus / Proposal

Scientific: Visual Communication

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Figure Design
Poster
Slideshow Design (see below for presentation skills)

Scientific: Oral Communication

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Public Speaking: Verbal
Public Speaking: Nonverbal
Public Speaking: Practicing
Public Speaking: Prep on presentation day
Slideshow Presentation Skills
Graduate Student Departmental Talks/Seminars BATS Third-Year Talk

Sci. Policy

Biological Eng. Broad Institute (Biomed. & Genomics) Chemical Eng. Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci. Mechanical Eng. Nuclear Sci. & Eng.
Introduction to Policy Communication
Policy Elevator Pitch
Policy Memo
Policy Presentation
Congressional Hill Meeting
Letter of Support
Op-Ed
Public Comment on Pending Legislation

CommKit tables last updated Dec. 7, 2018.