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Grad SLAM Preparation

2019 Workshops & Coaching

Grad SLAM Overview Workshop

This workshop will highlight techniques to make you successful in the competition.

  • Wednesday, January 30th, 10-11am in Bear Room (2nd floor PC West) SLIDES
  • Friday, February 1st, 2-3pm in Red ShoeRoom (2nd floor PC West) SLIDES

Crafting Your Research Story Workshop

This workshop will give you strategies for deciding the most essential aspects of your research and combining them to tell an effective story.

  • Monday, February 4th, 10am-12pm in Marshall College Room (2nd floor PC West) SLIDES

Ongoing Support at the Writing Hub

Grad Slam participants can get ongoing, individualized support from the Graduate Writing Consultants at the Writing Hub.  Writing Consultants can help you think through and articulate your ideas thoughtfully.  Consultants are available for 30 and 60 minute one-on-one appointments, Sunday through Friday.  Make an appointment at


Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions are drop-in spaces for you to work on your presentation and get feedback/suggestions on your presentation.

Slide Prep Drop-In Coaching

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2-4pm in Bear Room (2nd floor PC West)

Preliminary Round Drop-In Coaching 

  • Friday, February 8th, 8:30-10:30am in Red Shoe Room (2nd floor PC West)
  • Monday, February 11th, 1-3pm in Green Table Room (2nd floor PC West)

Semi-final Round Drop-In Coaching

  • Tuesday, February 26th, 1-3pm in Price Center Forum (4th floor)
  • Thursday, February 28th, 11am-1pm in Price Center Forum (4th floor)
  • Monday, March 4th, 10am-12pm in Price Center Forum (4th floor)

Final Round Drop-In Coaching

  • Monday, April 8th, 3-5pm in Multi-Purpose Room (Student Services Center)
  • Tuesday, April 9th, 3-5pm in Multi-Purpose Room (Student Services Center)

Guidelines and Downloads

  • Guidelines for the UC San Diego competition
  • PowerPoint Template
    • PowerPoint presentations are due by Friday, February 8, 2019 to
    • To ensure compatibility, please do not alter the background or filetype (pptx)
  • Judges' ballot form
  • Please show up on time! Any late participants will be disqualified from their round and may request to be rescheduled to a later date, pending availabilit