Success in graduate school and beyond requires that you create a plan, take advantage of resources and opportunities to develop your skills, and explore career resources and options. By actively participating in professional development opportunities at UW-Madison, you will build the skills needed to continue to succeed academically, and to thrive in your chosen career.
The Graduate School is invested in your success and committed to helping you build your career as a graduate student and as a professional. Our professional development webpages are an essential resource, featuring planning guides, skills development tools, and career support resources to help you achieve your professional goals. We encourage you to revisit these resources again and again throughout your time at UW-Madison – from your first weeks on campus as you chart a course for success, during pivotal points in your studies and research, and as you set out on the job search. The Graduate School also works together with other units on campus to provide guidance, resources, workshops, and programs to assist you. The curated events calendar on this site will help you stay aware of the many events and workshops that will support your efforts to develop academically and professionally.
Planning your path to graduate school success
In a recent post, The Thesis Whisperer talks about how to write faster. For example: 1), you will plateau at some point if you don’t start doing things differently; 2) see about other writing tools (MS Word may not be cutting it. Have no fear; there are other options!); 3) don’t be afraid to set yourself up with multiple tools to use at the same time to keep track of notes, references and even chunks of thesis language; and 4) stop being a perfectionist. ” the cure for perfectionist writers is … writing.” More »