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February 2, 2018

Last day to register for graduate student Three Minute Thesis Competition

Submitted by Kelsey Peterson

Feb. 2 is the last day to register your attendance to participate in the 2018 Three Minute Thesis Competition

Communication skills rank in the top three most sought-after qualities by job recruiters. Google set out to find the most important qualities of Google's top employees. The top characteristics include being a good coach, communicating and listening well, and being able to make connections across complex ideas.

K-State offers an opportunity that is unique for graduate students. Three Minute Thesis encourages graduate students to hone their science communication skills by learning to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance.

The preliminary heats will take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the College of Business Building. Top presenters will advance to compete at the final competition at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room. The top two presenters at the K-State 3MT will be awarded a scholarship, with the first-place winner receiving a $500 scholarship and serving as K-State's representative at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' 3MT, April 4-6, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Second place will be awarded a $250 scholarship. The audience will participate by voting for the people's choice winner, who receives a $125 scholarship.

Registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 2

Questions can be directed to Megan Miller at mmmiller@k-state.edu, Graduate School Student Success Coordinator.