Events

4 key things every PhD or Postdoc needs to know about nonacademic hiring

Career development

July 6th, 11:00am–12:00pm

Online

Most PhDs and postdocs are familiar with academic hiring: writing CVs and cover letters, preparing writing samples, and teaching portfolios. But what do nonacademic job searches look like? Hiring managers for professional careers have different criteria and strategies for identifying the best candidate for a position. Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how to effectively navigate a nonacademic hiring process. Need registration.

Career Exploration for Doctoral Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences: ImaginePhD

Career development

July 6th, 11:30am–12:20pm

In a tight and unpredictable academic job market, graduate students in the humanities and social sciences are increasingly looking outside academia for employment opportunities and meaningful careers that align with their values. ImaginePhD helps graduate students in these fields identify potential careers tracks and provides resources to support students in their job searches. This online workshop serves as an introduction to ImaginePhD so graduate students can make the most of this service.

Prelim Prep Accountability Group for Graduate Students

(Session 1 of 4)

Disciplinary expertise and interdisciplinary connections Managing projects and people Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 7th, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

Preparing for preliminary exams can feel overwhelming and isolating, not to mention difficult to stay on top of when you’re doing it on your own. The Office of Professional Development is starting a Prelim Prep Accountability Group this summer, allowing you to gather virtually with fellow graduate students across disciplines who are also preparing for their prelims. The group will meet for an hour via Zoom once a week to give you some structured time to prepare for prelims.

Writing Center Workshop

A Writer's Retreat (virtual)

Inquiry, discovery, and creation Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 11th, 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

Participating in a Writer’s Retreat will help you get some dedicated writing time scheduled on your calendar. Our retreats provide a layer of intention and focus on your writing, all in the company of your peers across campus. Retreat participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write, with Writing Center staff on hand for consultation.

Developing and Designing Meaningful Writing Assignments for Any Course

Workshop from the Delta Program in the Graduate School and Writing Across the Curriculum

Career development Teaching

July 12th, 11:30am–1:00pm

Writing Center Commons at 6171, Helen C. White Hall

What can increase student engagement and enhance student learning in your current or future teaching roles? Well-designed writing activities! In this workshop, we’ll share proven strategies for successful and inclusive assignment design and begin to draft or revise a writing activity. This event can be attended in person or online. A light lunch will be provided for in-person participants. Register here: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/wac-workshop1_summer22/

Discovery to Product (D2P) Open House

July 12th, 12:30pm–1:00pm

Online

Do you have an innovation or research with the potential to be a product, service or social impact solution? Attend a Discovery to Product (D2P) Open House for an overview of free trainings, mentoring, and support for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and student innovators. Held the second week of each month with varying times and formats (virtual, in-person).

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) (Online)

Career development Managing projects and people Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 13th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next -- and over the next 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.

Discovery to Product (D2P) Open House

July 13th, 4:30pm–5:00pm

Online

Do you have an innovation or research with the potential to be a product, service or social impact solution? Attend a Discovery to Product (D2P) Open House for an overview of free trainings, mentoring, and support for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and student innovators. Held the second week of each month with varying times and formats (virtual, in-person).

Preparing Your Teaching Demo for a Job Interview

Teaching & Mentoring PD, offered by Delta and CIRTL

Career development Teaching

July 14th, 12:30pm–1:45pm

Online

As part of the interview process for a faculty position, you may be asked to lead a teaching demonstration. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss ways to go into your teaching demo with preparedness, confidence, and adaptability. Register here: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/cirtl-teaching-demo/

The Art of Saying No

Open to Graduate Students

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 14th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? You're not alone! In this webinar, you will learn how to identify and disrupt problematic patterns and our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary. Must create a free NCFDD account to register.