Professional Development for Graduate Students—UW-Madison Graduate School March 2022

Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You Interviews 

Friday, March 4, 11:00am CST (Online)In this webinar for master’s students, Beyond Graduate School Founder L. Maren Wood will identify common mistakes master’s students make in their job search and describe components of an effective job search strategy that you can apply.

Navigating Job Negotiations for Graduate Students 

Wednesday, March 9, 12:00–1:30pm (Online) 

Don’t leave money on the table! This hands-on workshop will help you identify your “non-negotiables” and learn and practice proven strategies for negotiation, a critical part of the job offer/acceptance process.

How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice  

Thursday, March 10, 1:00–2:30pm CST (Online)Learn the three biggest myths about writing and the 30-minute strategy that will increase your writing productivity and decrease your stress, anxiety, and guilt.  Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar.

Pivot to Public Writing  

Tuesday, March 15, 1:00–2:00pm CDT (Online)Structured like a fireside chat, learn how to produce public writing that connects with broader audiences within and outside of academia. Activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or sign in to watch the webinar.  

How PhDs Can Identify and Communicate Their Marketable Skills to Employers 

Wednesday, March 16, 11:00am CDT (Online)If you’re struggling in your job search, chances are you’re not providing the evidence needed by the employer that you’re the right fit for the job! Join the Beyond Prof team to learn how you can be a stronger job search candidate.

Free to those with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university Aurora subscription. Advance registration is required.

Building Your Small Talk and Networking Skills: Language and Cultural Intelligence to Build Your Network

Saturday, March 19, 10:00am –2:30pm; Lunch provided 

Learn how to strengthen your networks and better represent your work in this fully interactive workshop for international grad students. Attendees will explore language, strategies, and skills for more effective intercultural communication.

Inclusive Teaching WorkshopWednesday, March 23, 10:00am–12:00pm Examine a range of inclusive teaching approaches to use in the classroom and beyond, and practice what to say during “hot moments” or difficult discussions.

Creating an IDP 

Tuesday, March 29, 3:30–5:30pm 

Now is a great time 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 write achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans.

Getting the Job: Workshop and Panel Series (March 30April 29)Prepare and practice to impress prospective employers in this event series from Delta, dedicated to helping candidates stand out in a competitive job market.         ▪Crafting Your Teaching Philosophy            Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm–2:00pm             The hands-on exercises and constructive feedback you’ll receive in this workshop            will prepare you to create a teaching philosophy statement that helps you stand out               in a crowded pool of applicants.

Designing Your Online Presence: Websites and Online Portfolios for Graduate Students

Thursday, March 31, 1:00–2:30pm 

This workshop will focus on website and online portfolio design for the various needs of graduate students, such as choosing the right platform and making aesthetic choices with your audience in mind.

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