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Value / Importance of 3MT

The 3MT@EKU represents an exciting opportunity for graduate students and faculty.  This is an excellent event to showcase on resumes and job applications.   This event easily fits into Extra-Curricular or Professional Skills and highlights several skill sets of the student:

  1. Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
    3MT enables this skill through the development of a clear, concise, jargon-free three-minute presentation
  2. Research Communication with a Non-Specialist Audience
    The ability to communicate technical or specific details to a non-specialist audience is a key premise of the 3MT.  The competition will feature a broad range of judges and observers. 
  3. Communicate Research (breadth and significance) in a Condensed Time Frame
    In today’s fast paced world, the ability to succinctly and effectively summarize key ideas is a valuable skill.  The 3MT gives participants the opportunity to do this in 180 seconds!
  4. Expand Portfolio with Technology
    If the pandemic has taught us anything, technology is a critical tool in communication and job performance.   The 3MT will allow students to expand their professional network through a juried presentation that will provide more exposure to research and build their professional portfolio and resume.
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