As a third year grad student at Plant Sciences, we are required to give a seminar to the rest of the department. Although this can be slightly nerve-wracking in the lead-up... overall, I found this to a very valuable and positive experience. For one thing, it forces you to collate a story from the work you have done over the past three years, which for me was very useful interview preparation for the next stage in my career. I also received helpful feedback from the other PI’s in the department, in terms of both presentation style and interesting ideas for follow-on experiments. Finally, it provides a platform share your work with the rest of the department, and is a great way to find out what your friends have really been up to over the past three years!
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