Professional Outreach: Emails and More

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Ends: 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2023
Writing email is more complicated than it appears, and often causes miscommunication. To write effective emails, writers need to consider the target audience and purpose of the email, among other aspects. Just as we work to develop our skills as academic writers, honing the skill of crafting professional emails is an important aspect of career development during graduate school. This workshop covers email language issues such as tone, subject lines, appropriate salutations and closings, and other issues such as the responsible use of the medium. We will address high-stakes messages such as requests for Letters of Recommendation and networking outreach, as well as lower-stakes communication including conversations with peers and students.