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Workshops for Department of Economics Graduate Students

Workshops for Department of Economics Graduate Students

Economics Graduate Student Workshops

EPPIC offers specialized services for graduate students in Penn State’s highly multilingual Department of Economics:

    • Fall workshops are designed for current departmental job market candidates, to support the development and practice of job talks, research spiels, interview responses, and preparation for flyouts.
    • Spring workshops prepare doctoral students in years 2-4 to raise their awareness of the elements of effective seminar presentations in Economics, so that they may develop an engaging repertoire of communication strategies for presenting their own research ideas, including a polished version of their research spiel for professional networking purposes.
    • Individual consultations provide Economics doctoral students with ongoing opportunities to practice and receive feedback on their research presentations, spiels, abstracts, job application materials, and academic writing, informed by corpus-based research in Economics.

Information about these department-specific workshops and individual consultations is shared with graduate students via the Department of Economics each semester.  To learn more, please contact Dr. Meredith Doran at



EPPIC-ECON Individual Consultations

EPPIC offers weekly individual consultation appointments to graduate students in the Department of Economics.  During these one-on-one meetings with a language specialist, students can practice and receive detailed language feedback on research presentations & job talks, on 3rd-year papers and job market papers, on job interview preparation, on research spiels, and on communication for professional networking.

To schedule an individual consultation, please visit this scheduling calendar on Calendly.