All first-year Communication Fellows are trained as a cohort. To prepare our Fellows to support their peers, we design our trainings so that they are field-specific and timely (e.g., the Fellows are trained in graduate school and fellowship applications in the fall). The full training series comprises 9 sessions of two hours each, spaced over a year, with an emphasis on analysis and coaching of authentic, field-specific examples. In addition, Communication Fellows receive ample individual feedback from staff, develop departmental strategies as a team, and have the opportunity to participate in a wide spectrum of professional development opportunities that we offer throughout the year.

We strongly encourage Fellows to use the Communication Lab experience to help them achieve their own professional goals; the staff is here to support Fellow-led initiatives, projects, and innovations.