A limited number of Fall 2021 Honors EXCEL Seminars have been set aside specifically for student presentations. These are opportunities to share your work (even if it is only a work in progress) with your peers, practice your public presentation skills, and benefit from your colleagues’ feedback. In addition, these seminars also allow the Honors EXCEL students to share and to discuss theirs specific experiences, challenges and victories, in the process of developing and implementing an Honors EXCEL project.
There are only a limited number of spots available for these student presentation seminars, which is why you should make sure to reserve your presentation spot ahead of time, by filling out the Student Presentation Sign-Up form.
Jeffrey Petty, Editorial Coordinator,
, PhD Student,
Department of History at Syracuse University
Noah Spencer, PhD student,
Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution at Arizona State University
Emma Blair, Graduate,
WVU School of Medicine
Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. (on Zoom)
“Forging Your Own Journey: Upcoming Scholarships and Fellowships”
Presenter: Dr. Eric Myers, Program Coordinator, ASPIRE
Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. (on Zoom)
“How to Craft Effective Resumes and Cover Letters”
Presenter: Robert Barricelli, Career Services.
Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. (on Zoom)
“Navigating the Mentor-Mentee Relationship“
- Carinna Ferguson, Graduate Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR)
- Paige Zaiman, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR)
- Kevin Walden, Program Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR)
Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
"How to Plan and Implement a Project Successfully: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls"
Presenter: LeaMarie Herron, Grants Administrator, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.
“How to Do Research in the Library: A Primer”
Presenter: Faythe Thurman, Assistant University Librarian, WVU Libraries
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. (on Zoom)
“Professional Communication in the Age of Social Media”
Presenter: Colleen Good, Communications Specialist, Honors College
Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.
“What I’ve Learned from Running the Honors EXCEL Program”
Presenter: Dr. Dana Huebert Lima, former Director of the Honors EXCEL Program, current Associate Chair for Undergraduate Advising, Recruitment, and Retention in the Department of Biology
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. in Woodburn 102
“Dining and Social Etiquette: The Secret Skills of Professional Success”
Presenter: Robert Barricelli, Career Services
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.“Pivoting the Project: How to Deal with Dead Ends, Unexpected Obstacles, and Necessary Changes to Your Project”
Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. “Student Presentations & Open Discussion”
Thursday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. “Student Presentations & Open Discussion”