University of Wisconsin–Madison


A Practical Approach to Project Management for Graduate Students

Leadership Managing projects and people

January 17th, 9:00am–3:30pm

313 Pyle Center

Project management is a set of skills that can be applied in many settings. Learn principles of project management and apply them to a project or context relevant to you in this collaborative, day-long program. Students will also have the chance to hear from and network with a panel of successful project managers as well as learn from each other. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

How Graduate Students Can Build a Personal Brand: Standing Out in a Crowded Job Market

Career development Communication

February 13th, 11:30am–1:00pm

159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building

One of the greatest challenges of job searching is simply getting noticed. A strategy to differentiate yourself in the job market is to cultivate a personal brand. A personal brand is the image you present to potential employers online and in real life. In this workshop, you will develop a personal brand and learn how to leveraged it to showcase your strengths and build relationships. You will also see how to create an online portfolio that can help you rise to the top of any hiring list.

Successful Interviewing

Career development Communication

February 19th, 4:30pm–6:00pm

Union South, Check TITU

You landed an interview for an industry, government or nonprofit job. Congratulations! Now you have one chance to impress. In this workshop for master's and doctoral students, you will learn about the various types of interview questions, review a structure for crafting interview responses that illustrate your experiences, practice responding to interview questions in real time, and discuss effective nonverbal communication.