In the spring of 2015, graduate students communicated a clear message to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS): They needed help communicating.

Specifically, they wanted to give better pitches for research and startup ideas and make presentations that wowed their colleagues and senior scientists. They also wanted to impress recruiters, who saw plenty of candidates with technical skills, but it was always the applicants with strong communication skills who really stood out from the pack.

Samantha Dale Strasser, a PhD candidate in EECS, says students were particularly stressed during conferences, when they realized their talks weren’t what they could be.

“Coming from MIT, we really want to be not only at the forefront of science, but also the forefront of communicating that science,” says Strasser… click to continue reading at MIT News