Fall 2020 Events
A Guide to the Non-Academic Job Search
By popular demand, Anne Krook is returning virtually to UW–Madison to host an interactive, online workshop about the non-academic job search. Join her to learn how employers outside of the academy perceive graduate students as potential employees, how to get ready for the non-academic job market while you are still in graduate school, and how to conduct a job search. You will leave the workshop better prepared to abstract what you currently do and to translate skills you already possess into what hiring committees are looking for in future employees.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020
4:30 - 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 19
10 am - 12:30 pm
Stay tuned for a video recording of this workshop
If you have completed your Bachelor’s degree or you have several years of work experience under your belt, then this resume and cover letter workshop is for you. We’ll review résumé content and design, discuss the best ways to align your qualifications with the position description, and learn how to build an effective argument in your cover letter, persuading decision-makers that you are the best person for the job. Please bring your own resume and cover letter to discuss. This workshop is hosted by the UW–Madison Writing Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
4 - 5:30 pm
One of the greatest challenges of job searching – in academia, government, business, or the non-profit world – is simply getting noticed. Among hundreds of applicants vying for each job, how can you stand out from the crowd? One strategy to differentiate yourself in the job market is to cultivate a personal brand. A personal brand is your career persona, the image you present to potential employers in the online world and in real life. In this workshop, you will develop a personal brand and learn how it can be leveraged to showcase your strengths and build relationships. You will also see how to create an online portfolio of content that can help you rise to the top of any hiring list.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Noon - 1:30 pm
Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate offers on-demand video seminars to help graduate students across disciplines launch a successful non-faculty job search. Video seminars are taught by PhD experts working beyond the professoriate. Topics include career exploration, hiring and negotiating, and online job search strategies. Learning prompts help students apply this new knowledge to their own job search.