Events

What Nonacademic Employers Really Value About Your PhD

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

July 17th, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Much of the job search process is about persuasive communication: you want to convince a hiring manager that you’re the right fit for the job. So how can PhDs effectively communicate their skills and advanced training to employers? Join Beyond the Professoriate in this upcoming webinar where you’ll learn what employers look for in candidates, and how you can communicate your value as a PhD to employers.

NCFDD Panel Discussion: What I Wished I Would Have Known as an Academic Leader and University Administrator

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 23rd, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Attend a panel of current and former university administrators will share their expertise and advice on academic leadership. Recognizing the opportunities and challenges of transitioning into different academic leadership roles, the panelists will share what they wished they would have known as new university administrators and identify strategies for navigating new roles as administrators. Access to NCFDD is free to all UW-Madison graduate students; simply login with your institution.

Advance Your Career with LinkedIn

In-Person Workshop

Career development

August 1st, 12:00pm–1:30pm

Orchard View Room, Discovery Building

LinkedIn is more than an online resume. It is a powerful tool for establishing your professional identity, expanding your network, and connecting with future employers. Through this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to: 1) Create a compelling LinkedIn profile that establishes your online ‘brand’, 2) Build new professional connections & relationships, and 3) Apply LinkedIn tools to research. So bring along your laptop to spend some time improving your online professional presence.

Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

August 14th, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors? Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships? Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? Join this live webinar to map your current mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, and plan how to expand your existing network to meet those needs. Access to NCFDD is free to all UW-Madison graduate students; simply login with your institution.

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 19th, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Get ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 20th, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Get ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 21st, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Get ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 22nd, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Get ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.

Academic Job Market Bootcamp

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 23rd, 11:00am–11:45am

Online

Get ready for the academic job market by attending the 2024 Academic Job Market Boot Camp with Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, these workshops will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. You’ll learn strategies you need to clearly and confidently communicate who you are as an educator and scholar to hiring committees.

Enhancing Your Graduate Degree with a Certificate

Graduate School Office of Professional Development

Career development

August 26th, 3:00pm–4:30pm

Online

What are graduate certificates, and how can they add value to your graduate degree? In this virtual session, faculty and staff representing several graduate certificate programs (and their equivalent doctoral minors) discuss the multiple benefits that these programs provide to graduate students across campus—including fulfilling breadth requirements, expanding interdisciplinary knowledge, mastering new skills, creating community and networking opportunities, and building cultural competence.