Demystifying the Job Interview

recent graduate Xuesong Wang talks with a representative from Allstate, an insurance company.

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.

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Past Events in This Series

Career Panels: Non-faculty Careers in the Academy

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 » More »

UW-Madison Alumni Success Stories

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.

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Creating Your Individual Development Plan


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 »

Job Search Outside Academia, For grads and postdocs

A recruiter's presentation board at the Spring Career and Internship Fair.

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 »

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

Student submits his resume to a recruiter at the Spring Career and Internship Fair.

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 »

Workshop on Translating a CV to a Resume

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering students take part in the Fall Career Connection fair hosted by the Engineering Career Services at the Engineering Centers Building

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 » More »