Loyola University Maryland

Emerging Scholars

Tips and Guidelines for Presenters

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Consider your audience
Your audience will consist of fellow students/alumni and faculty of various disciplines. You will likely be speaking to visitors one or two at a time, rather than a large group at a time. Plan how to informally explain your work to those outside of your discipline. How would you explain it at a cocktail party? (Which this also happens to be).

Organize your poster
You will have a large, 4’ x 4’ space. Arrange your poster to make it visually appealing for those passing by. Avoid trying to reproduce your entire work in text format. Instead, organize your topic, results, and conclusions logically. Make use of figures, charts, or other graphics as appropriate. Ensure that your lettering is legible from at least five feet away.

The Graduate School at UNC has a very informative list of templates you may be able to use for constructing your poster.

Handouts are optional
However, if you would like to provide handouts, consider bringing about 50 copies. Alternatively, you might provide your e-mail to those who would be interested in corresponding with you about your work.

Time commitment
Please be sure that you are ready to show your poster before 5 p.m. All posters should be taken down no later than 6:45 p.m.  You will have an opportunity to browse other posters and socialize during the event, too!

Have fun!
The Emerging Scholars event is a celebration of graduate student work. We’re proud to offer this opportunity for you to share your work with the Loyola community. Invite friends and classmates!

Questions? Contact your program operations director, or e-mail Mark Lee, director of graduate student services, at mslee@loyola.edu.