August 2021: Professional Development for Graduate Students 

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)  

Thursday, August 5, 1:00–2:30pm CDT (Online) 

Creating an IDP encourages you to think about what you need to do next—and over the next few years—so that you achieve your goals. Learn to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans.

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Skill #7: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators 

Thursday, August 12, 1:00–2:00pm CDT (Online) 

Join facilitator Erin Furtak, PhD for this NCFDD webinar that will help you: map your current mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, and plan how to expand your existing network.
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Graduating this year? Here’s what you need to know about finding a job. 

Friday, August 13, 11:00am CDT (Online) 

Join Beyond the Professoriate founder L. Maren Wood, PhD in this interactive Zoom workshop to learn what you need to know about finding a job this year, and how the resources and programming in Aurora can help you succeed in launching a meaningful career. Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID due to our university subscription.

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Please see the Graduate School Events Calendar for a campus-wide list of professional development events for graduate students: