English presentation skill up course was held in GSE
In January 2018, the Graduate School of Economics organized an English presentation skill up course for
its graduate students. Its primary objective was to help students improve their presentation skills.
Eleven students, from Japan, China, Indonesia, and the United States, participated in the course.
Divided into two groups, the students practiced their presentations in small groups.
The course covered various aspects of making a presentation, such as how to maintain an appropriate posture,
how to keep presentation slides simple, and how to organize their ideas. Participants learned these techniques
by actually giving a short presentation. After receiving feedback from peers and an instructor, they presented
their research in a mock conference setting. Progress was notable—compared to their initial presentation,
all participants looked more comfortable presenting their ideas to an audience and were able to communicate their message more clearly. Students are expected to present their work at an international conference in order to improve their research and help advance their future career.