11/6 Upcoming Professional Development Events

Research-Related Careers in the Academy
Thursday, Nov. 8 | noon – 1:15 pm
1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building | Career Development

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. Panelists will delve into why they chose non-tenure track careers, how they draw on skills learned in their graduate training, and why current graduate students might consider these careers. This year’s panelists are:

  • Nichelle Cobb, PhD, Director of Health Sciences IRB & Director of SMART IRB Operations at UW-Madison
  • Elle Kielar Grevstad, PhD, Director of Biochemistry Optical Core at UW-Madison
  • Laura Hogan, PhD, Science Editor for Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at UW-Madison
  • Idella Yamben, PhD, Business Development Consultant in the Center for Technology Commercialization with UW System

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building | Career Development | Personal Effectiveness

Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next – and over the next few years – so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and the Delta Program. Lunch will be served (pizza & veggies) with gluten-free/vegetarian options available.

Financial Life Skills for Graduate Students
Thursday, Nov. 15 | 1 – 2:30 pm
Union South (Check TITU) | Personal Effectiveness

Graduate students face a unique set of financial challenges and opportunities. 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. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and the Financial Life Skills program.