International Students Competing in 3MT Develop Key Competencies, Strengthen Career Portfolio

Last week, 14 international students presented their research in the preliminary round of Florida State University’s 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition. This competition provides FSU’s graduate students with the opportunity to hone their communication and presentation skills by explaining their academic research clearly to a non-specialist audience.

Dr. Judy Devine, senior associate dean of The Graduate School, shared that in addition to gaining these transferable skills, students can use a video of their preliminary round presentation created by FSU’s GEOSET Studios for their CV. Note that all students and scholars may use the studio, located in Dirac, to record research presentations for practice, for their friends and family, or for prospective employers.

We congratulate all of the international student participants and recognize the five international students selected to move on to the Finalist Competition. We encourage everyone to attend the Finalist Competition on November 29, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the College of Medicine, Durell Peaden Auditorium. Students who plan to participate in 3MT next year should consider attending to learn what is necessary to make it to the finals.

One 3MT Finalist, MohammadReza Seyedi, civil engineering doctoral candidate from Iran, presented his research titled Rollover Safety Analysis Considering Road-Human-Vehicle Interaction. “I entered this competition to perfect how I share my thesis after graduation,” Seyedi said. “When you have a simple, concise explanation for your research it helps a lot.”

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International Peace Scholarship Opportunity

Info session:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1-2 p.m. | Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (HSF), 3009

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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Intercultural Program Series)*

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
6-8 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium

Experience Chanoyu, the ancient Japanese ceremonial tradition of preparing and presenting matcha tea.

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Pakistan (Intercultural Program Series)*

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
7-9 p.m. | The Globe Auditorium

Celebrate Pakistan through an engaging cultural presentation, unique Cricket demonstration, and language activity.

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Info Sessions


More Upcoming Events

International Coffee Hour – Every Friday | 5-6:30 p.m. | The Globe Lounge & Dining Room *

English Conversation Club – Monday-Friday | 4-5 p.m. | The Globe Lounge

FAMU-FSU Engineering International Education Week Reception & Student Organization Fair – Thursday, 11/16 | 3 – 5 p.m. | College of Engineering Pottsdamer Street Entrance (across from the golf course) RSVP in advance here.

International Students: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – Thursday, 11/16 | 2 – 4 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300 | To register, click here.

InternatioNole Trivia Night – Thursday, 11/16 | 7 – 9 p.m. | The Globe Dining Room

International Students: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop – Thursday, 12/7 | 2 – 4 p.m. | The Globe Room 2300 | To register, click here.


Global Café Spring 2018 Application Deadline – Sunday, 11/26
Host a Spring Global Café with your organization on one of the following dates: Feb. 9, Feb. 23, March 30, April 13. Submit your application.

2018 International Bazaar Registration Deadline – Sunday, 12/10
Participate in this year’s International Bazaar held on Feb. 17, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. in The Union Ballrooms either through tabling or performances. Register here.

Florida International Leadership Conference 2018 – Monday, 12/11
Participate in the 2018 Florida International Leadership Conference (FILC) that brings together more than 150 domestic and international students from more than 15 different Florida colleges and universities to engage in a weekend of leadership learning activities. Apply here.