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Nominate a Senior

The Speaking Associates Program and Center for Innovation and Leadership will co-host the Senior Showcase on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:30pm in Sci Center 101.   The Senior Showcase brings the Swarthmore community together to learn from senior projects from across all three divisions. Participating students each have three minutes and one slide to present their work. The showcase is followed by a reception where people can pose questions to Showcase participants. 

Why only three minutes? 
The answer is many people will not take more than three minutes to listen and understand a student's work; therefore, students need to learn both how to distill their work into a three-minute sound bite and also how to explain their work to a more general audience.  It has been quite inspiring to see how students convert their work into a presentation that their peers and professors across the disciplines can engage with and access. 

Prior to the showcase, each participant will attend an opening workshop and then be paired with a speaking associate who will provide individual coaching.   

To nominate a senior, please email us with their name and email address by Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.  We will contact all nominees shortly after the deadline to invite them to apply for the showcase.  Please send your nominations to