Professional Development Seminar Series-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Seminar Series

This series provides seminars in business, management and communications skills geared to better prepare our graduate students for successful careers in academic, corporate, public and research sectors. The seminars provide graduate students with a practical knowledge of the basic professional skillsets including:

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Financial and management roles

Seminars also provide information relevant to developing multiple employment options, adaptable skills, and focused, holistic self-knowledge. Students will be sent a registration link by email.




Listening Skills
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
*Registration is Required*
Location information provided through registration

Bethany McLaughlin, MSW, TCC Clinician, Counseling & Psychological Services
Allison Jednak, Psy.D, Therapist, Counseling & Psychological Services
If there is one communication skill you should aim to master, it is listening!  Listening is the foundation of all effective communication.  Listening is so important that many top employers provide listening skills training for their employees! Unfortunately, it is the most under-developed communication skill. People assume they have strong listening skills – after all, they have been listening to people all their lives.  This session will challenge participants to think about listening beyond the ability to hear.  In fact, it has very little to do with being able to hear.  It is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process.



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