I really enjoyed your workshops on networking and using an IDP. As a trainer, I really appreciated your down-to-earth delivery and the real-world applications of your suggestions.
The speaker clearly had a very good understanding of the realities that students and postdocs in research fields face.
Dara Wilson-Grant is a warm, charming, and phenomenal speaker. Her session on interviewing was the best session I heard all day. She handled questions with poise, offered new information, and gave an overall SMASHING performance.
This was by far the most interesting and helpful RCR workshop that I’ve attended. It was applicable to anyone whereas many workshops that I see advertised seem to have a relatively narrow focus.
Dara has facilitated in improving my interviewing and interpersonal skills, which helped me become more competitive in the job market.
Dara is a witty, warm, empathetic speaker who offers practical, do-able advice and concrete steps that postdocs can take to advance their careers.
I was an attendee at your workshop on networking at the NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium last week. You helped me feel more confident in my understanding of how to be successful at networking and now I feel confident enough to get out and start developing this important skill! Thank you!
I want to express my sincere appreciation for the time you spent in giving the “Transferable Skills” seminar at Duke today. I learned so many valuable things from your presentation. I do not think I would have caught the flaws—the detailed, technical description of my research experience and the lack of incorporating soft skills in describing those experience—in my resume. You provided very helpful advice, and I am looking forward to attending other upcoming seminars provided by you.
Wonderful, wonderful presentation! You held my attention the entire time!
This was an amazing workshop. I liked the spirit, the honesty and the examples from real life, plus showing us how to network the right way. I learned the importance of keeping in touch with others and that networking might take time, but has great benefit.
Not only is Dara extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter she presents, she goes above and beyond to ensure that she is also knowledgeable about who her audience will be. This results in a workshop that feels individualized and personalized for each participant, even though the presentation itself is to a whole group.
Dara’s seminars have been invaluable opportunities and critical leaning experiences. She is an excellent speaker and educator on career counseling and professional development topics.
I wanted to tell you that I just networked myself into an amazing new position. Your workshop really did help and so you certainly get a little bit of the credit for my new job.
I really appreciated your workshop on networking this weekend. I’m new to the networking scene and have been unsure on how to approach it, especially as I venture into new fields. The workshop was very helpful and I am looking forward to testing out my new skills!
Ms. Wilson-Grant is a great speaker who is able to flawlessly adapt her speech to people with varied backgrounds, taking the time to understand everyone’s needs. I found her workshops very thought-provoking and full of relevant, practical advice.