Rebel Grad Slam: Tips & Tricks


Oct. 1, 2021, 11am to 12pm

Office/Remote Location

Hybrid: Gather 1 & 2 (GTW 268 & 269) & Webex


The Rebel Grad Slam (RGS) is an annual event for graduate students to showcase their research and scholarship in an engaging way. The idea is to explain who you are, what you study, why you study it, what your research question is, how you’re analyzing it, and why it matters to people outside of your field using 1 PowerPoint slide and less than 3 minutes. To prepare for the competition, we encourage graduate students to attend this workshop. By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the Rebel Grad Slam
  • Learn strategies for streamlining important aspects of your research and its broader significance that help you craft an engaging 3-minute speech
  • Learn how to design a slide that will stand out during the competition
  • Hear from previous winners and judges who will discuss their experiences with the Rebel Grad Slam, including sharing presentation pitfalls and successes
  • Work on your draft or completed presentation outline for the Rebel Grad Slam

The Grad Academy Pillars: Research, Communication, Career Prep.

The Grad Academy Program: GRC

Learning Experience: Panel

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Early-Mid-Late Master’s, Early-Mid-Late Doctoral


  • Toni Repetti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hospitality
  • Kendra McGlothen, School of Integrated Health Sciences
  • Andrew Ortiz, Graduate College

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Contact Information

Nevena Cvijetic
Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College