Feb: Professional Development Offerings

Using Story Form and Images to Communicate Your Research and Scholarship

Saturday, February 9, 9:00am–12:00pm

Researchers and scholars need to be able to communicate their work to a broad range of audiences. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of story and use story form to create a 3-minute presentation for the public about their research or scholarship.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/rx08ud

How Graduate Students Can Build a Personal Brand: Standing Out in a Crowded Job Market

Wednesday, February 13, 11:30am–1:00pm

Develop a personal brand and learn how it can be leveraged to showcase your strengths and build relationships. Presenter Don Stanley will also discuss how to create an online portfolio of content that can help you rise to the top of any hiring list.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/e4218m

How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

Thursday, February 14, 1:00–2:30pm (online event)

In this National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) webinar you’ll learn what works when it comes to weekly planning, why weekly planning is the bridge between your strategic plan and getting control of your workday, and the 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the most important things get done each day.

Activate your free membership and access the webinar here: https://go.wisc.edu/4dtbfj

Successful Interviewing

Tuesday, February 19, 4:30–6:00pm

Career advisor and consultant Kristina Vack will help master’s and doctoral students prepare for professional interviews outside of the academy. She will identify the various types of interview questions; review a structure for, and allow guided practice of, crafting interview responses that illustrate your experience; and discuss other aspects of the  interview process such as effective nonverbal communication.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/q48d75

Job Search Strategies: A Systematic Process that Works

Wednesday, February 27, 4:00–5:30pm, with reception from 5:30–6:30pm

In this session, career strategist Donna Beestman will offer graduate students valuable advice from her years of experience as a career and personal development coach, including sharing a process, tools and steps that can lead to success in the job search.

Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/3952m3

May 2019 Dissertation Writing Camp

Applications open February 18, 2019

Applications due March 8, 2019

Supported by the Graduate School and facilitated by Writing Center senior staff, the week-long Camp offers an opportunity for dissertators to make significant progress on their dissertations by drafting a substantial amount of writing in a structured, collegial environment. Develop writing strategies, receive feedback, build peer support, and get uninterrupted time to focus on your dissertation.

Visit the Graduate School Dissertation Help webpage for detailed descriptions and application information.

Please see the Graduate School Events Calendar for a campus-wide list of professional development events for graduate students: http://grad.wisc.edu/pd/events/.