In January 2021, The Liberman Graduate Center hosted the first of its distinguished faculty workshops, part of a new series created this spring. The series, Pillars of Professional Prosperity (3P), is a forum for senior WashU faculty and subject matter experts to share knowledge and facilitate engaging discussions with graduate students, focusing on career and professional development topics. “Our senior faculty has incredible knowledge and insights on so many topics that are critical pieces for the graduate student journey; our intention was to create this platform as a way to transfer this knowledge to our students in an engaging and interactive way,” said Laurie Maffly-Kipp, interim dean of the Graduate School.
The first workshop, The Art of Publishing, was co-hosted by Professors Holden Thorp and William B. Tolman, two renowned Washington University faculty members who shared publishing strategies and best practices for writing and submitting work, exposing the 90-person audience to the world of academic publishing. Thorp and Tolman are two top achievers in this space, currently Editors-in-Chief of the Science family of journals and Inorganic Chemistry, respectively.
The second workshop, Mentoring Matters, is scheduled for February 23, and will center around the complexities of one-on-one individualized mentoring relationships. Washington University professors Deanna Barch and Lerone A. Martin will co-lead this workshop, sharing their knowledge of mentoring styles and resources available.
The series will continue through April for 2021 and will pick up again in fall 2021. Students interested in attending workshops or viewing recordings of past workshops can find more information here.