Rebel Grad Slam Workshop


Sep. 11, 2019, 10am to 11am

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 2141 (Graduate Commons)


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

Professional Development Academy Program: GCRC, GCCC
Professional Development Academy Pillars: Research, Communication, Career Prep
Learning Experience: Interactive
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Early, Mid, Late Master’s & Early, Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Ginny Selwood, Community Judge
  • Toni Repetti, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Hospitality
  • Donovan Conley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communications
  • Henry Castillo, M.A. Student (Education) - RGS 2nd place winner
  • Trevor Pollom, Ph.D. Student (Anthropology) - RGS 1st place winner
  • Surbhi Sharma, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine
  • Bhagya de Silva. Ph.D. Candidate (Biochemistry) - RGS 3rd place winner

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

The Graduate College is now using Event Pass for all events and workshops. For easy check-in at the event, generate an Event Pass QR code by visiting, signing in with your ACE account, clicking on the profile icon in the top right, and choosing Event Pass. This QR code can be used for all UNLV Graduate College events and workshops, so save it to your Apple Wallet, Google Pay, or photos.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College