Communication Skills

I've given various talks and written several papers related to presentation skills, interviewing for jobs, networking, and other aspects of professional life. You may find these useful as you're looking for a job or figuring out what research life is all about.

Giving Talks for Fun and Profit (PDF)
Invited Presentation for the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Rice University, Houston, Texas, July 27, 2001.

The Unwritten Rules of Interviewing
Invited Presentation for the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Rice University, Houston, Texas, July 21, 2000.

I Want to be a (Computational) Mathematician
SACNAS Conference, Portland Oregon, October 1999.

Surviving Graduate School
SACNAS Newsletter, November 1997.


MentorNet Program

I am a former member of the MentorNet program, an E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science that offers mentoring programs and pairs community college, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and untenured faculty with professionals in their fields for email-based mentoring. In addition, MentorNet also offers a variety of resources for anybody interested in career advice. While I am no longer active in this program, I found it of great benefit and encourage any student to check it out for both the career resources it provides and for the opportunity to talk firsthand with someone in a science and engineering field.