11/1 Grad School Professional Development

Research-Related Careers in the Academy

Thursday, November 8, 12:00–1:15pm

Earning your PhD opens up many rewarding research-related career paths beyond the traditional tenure track. At this event, panelists will share their experience choosing and pursuing their particular paths that support the university’s research mission.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/0lfv4p

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Tuesday, November 13, 11:30am–1:30pm; Lunch included

It is recommended that all grad students have an IDP. Learn how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans—and leave this session with ideas and a written plan already started.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/b208ez

Financial Life Skills for Graduate Students

Thursday, November 15, 1:00–2:30pm

This interactive workshop will go beyond basic financial literacy to explore topics relevant to UW-Madison graduate students including investing, retirement, employee benefits, taxes, and home/vehicle ownership. Learn how to build a strong fiscal foundation during the lean years of graduate school and leave prepared for the challenges and decisions that await after graduation.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/1b7350

Three Minute Thesis 

Thursday, November 29, 9:00-11:00am, Reception 11:00am–12:00pm

The Three Minute Thesis® is an international competition in which PhD students explain their thesis research to a general audience. Enter as a contestant to win prize money OR come to watch, learn, and cheer on your friends and fellow grad students. The event and reception are free and open to the public. No registration is needed for spectators.

Register here to be on the waitlist to compete in the 3MT: https://go.wisc.edu/tdol02