Unique Opportunities

  • Networking with doctoral peers and faculty from disciplines across the campus gives unrivaled opportunities to connect and build your own network.
  • Professional development and skill building workshops and courses in a wide range of topics enable you to develop the particular skills and knowledge necessary for the career of your choice, whether as a faculty member or as a researcher or professional in the business, government or nonprofit sectors.

Hear from the Fellows: Unlimited Opportunities

Lightning Talks

Royster Lightning Talks are a way for you and other fellows to present on topics of interest, create an open space for discussion and raise awareness about Royster research across the University. In each session, you and two to three other Royster Fellows will talk for seven-to-10 minutes on aspects of a given topic. The talks are followed by a group discussion.

Hear from the Fellows: Professional Development

Pub Talks

Once per semester, the Royster Pub Talk committee invites a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member to give a talk to the group in an informal setting. You are welcome to join this committee at any point and help with the planning. Royster Fellows, advisers, directors of graduate studies and friends are welcome to these very popular events.

Hear from the Fellows: Networking

Professional Development

You will receive professional development workshops throughout the academic year on a variety of different topics. Some of those have included: presentation training, leadership skills, transferable skills for non-academic careers, best practices in teaching, online teaching, career options and job hunting, interviewing and many, many more. We strive to provide relevant professional development opportunities which will help you grow during your academic career.