April 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building In this workshop we will address key elements of the interview process for graduate students seeking employment outside of the academy. We’ll share tips and ideas to consider as you prepare for interviews, and we’ll discuss and practice strategies for answering typical questions.
April 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building This panel discussion will feature professionals who enjoy satisfying careers in higher education beyond the tenure track. Panelists will describe their career paths post-Ph.D. and also address how they draw on the skills and experiences acquired in graduate school. BONUS! Sessions with career consultant Kristina Vack will be raffled off at this event. Learn more about Kristina at KristinaVack.com » More »
Hosted by the English Department For students in Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies April 11 @ 1:00-2:30 7191 Helen C. White Join us to hear from UW-Madison graduate alumni about their paths to success in a variety of non-faculty careers both in and outside of the academy.
February 10 @ 5:00 pm Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next – and over the next year 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. More »
February 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm See TITU, Union South If working outside of academia sounds appealing but you have no idea where to start, this workshop is for you. You will leave the workshop knowing how to unearth job leads and how to talk about your professional self in non-academic settings. Most importantly you will learn which questions you need to ask yourself to discover how you fit in the world of work outside academia. Presenter: Kristina Vack. Free pizza! More »
February 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 6171 Helen C. White Hall Participants will discuss strategies for consolidating their experiences into one-page resumés and for targeting their cover letters for particular positions. The workshop will concentrate on what employers say they want on resumés and cover letters and will explore ways to meet those criteria impressively. Please register online. More »
March 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 6171 Helen C. White Hall This workshop is designed for masters and doctoral level students. Understand the difference between a CV and a resume. Learn how to translate your academic CV into a resume suitable for a non-academic job search. Look at sample resumes to see how other graduate students have highlighted transferable skills. BONUS! Sessions with career consultant Kristina Vack will be raffled off at this event. Learn more about Kristina at KristinaVack.com » More »