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The CIRCLE - The Office for Religious Life’s Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences - is a safe haven for diversity, worship, ritual, meditation, reflection, spiritual and intellectual growth. It is a welcoming space where religious and spiritual communities can deepen understanding of one another and find common ground together while embracing the particular aspects of their traditions and practices, and is meant to transcend religious boundaries to foster an interfaith community. The CIRCLE is located  located on the third floor of the renovated main Old Union Building. Check the Office of Religious Life's website to learn more about the CIRCLE's programs and events. 

Last modified 09/09/2015

Assisting Students in Distress

As a graduate student, you may encounter undergraduate or fellow graduate students in need of help. This guide from Vaden can help you recognize when a student or peer is in distress and direct them to appropriate resources. TAs may want to pay special attention to the Faculty and Staff Guide to Helping a Distressed Student.

Last modified 09/17/2014

Presentation Skills

In this brief overview, the SOM Career Center outlines a structured approach for preparing and delivering effective presentations. Includes sections on personal preparation, using slides and technology, and delivery. 

Last modified 08/14/2014

Humanities PhD Journalism Project

The Humanities Center's PhD Journalism project gives PhD students the opportunity to practice writing for general audiences by reporting stories for the Stanford News Service and Humanities Center. Student reporters publish widely-read articles, expand their professional skills, and receive a stipend for each completed story. Open to students from humanities departments. Interested applicants should contact Corrie Goldman for more information; new journalists are accepted throughout the year. 

Last modified 12/02/2014

Ask a Reference Librarian

Easily accessible online, in person, and by phone, SUL's reference librarians can answer your general research questions, direct you to relevant resources, and assist you with library tools. For more advanced research questions and discipline-specific guidance, contact a subject librarian specializing in your field. 

Last modified 08/18/2014

Technical Communication Courses

Stanford Engineering's Technical Communication Program offers technically-oriented courses on speaking and writing skills to interested students from all disciplines. Check their website for current course offerings and enrollment information. 

Last modified 08/20/2014

Overcoming Speech Anxiety

Does the thought of public speaking make you very nervous? This two-page PDF from the Oral Communication Program helps you be proactive by giving you the top ten ways to conquer speech anxiety. The second page lists common public speaking myths, fears and offers solutions for them. A quick reference designed to help you feel more comfortable and confident when speaking in front of an audience.

Last modified 08/04/2014

Community Engaged Learning

Many departments offer courses that have been designated service-learning by Haas, meaning that they either provide training for or opportunities to engage in public service. When viewing available classes in Explore Courses, be sure to sort by career to find out which offerings are available to grad students. 

Last modified 08/25/2014

Midterm Online Evaluations

As an alternative to small group evaluations, midterm evaluations can also be conducted online through VPTL. Reports are only generated for evaluations with five or more responses, so this format is not suitable for small sections or those likely to have few participants. Use the templates provided to create and submit your evaluation at least a week before your desired start date (usually between weeks four and six). Open to all instructors and TAs.

Last modified 08/07/2014

What Do You Value? Worksheet

Matching your values to the nature of work you do and the setting in which you do it is crucial for personal and professional happiness. This quick exercise is designed to help you identify which values are most important for you when considering career options. By no means comprehensive, this will help you to start thinking and envisioning the opportunities and organizations that fit with what you personally value.

Last modified 09/10/2014