Events

Prelim Prep Accountability Group for Graduate Students

(Session 2 of 4)

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

July 14th, 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.

Strategies for (More) Equitable Assessment of Student Writing

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

Career development Teaching

July 19th, 11:30am–1:00pm

Writing Center Commons at 6171, Helen C. White Hall

How will you assess students’ writing equitably when each student is turning in something different? This workshop will give an overview of principles and strategies to achieve equitable assessment of student writing. Offered in partnership with Writing Across the Curriculum. This event can be attended in-person or online. A light lunch will be provided for in-person participants. Register: https://delta.wisc.edu/event/wac-workshop2_summer22/

Mentorship: Efficient and Effective Practices

Open to Graduate Students

Managing projects and people Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 19th, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

Mentorship is often uncompensated and undervalued; it is also an easy task to be cut when our plates are full. Most professionals are interested in mentorship -- to help others and to create a sense of purpose. In this lecture, you will learn how to mentor efficiently. You will learn to protect yourself before and while you help others. You will learn that by implementing deliberate strategies, you become more engaged with your job. Must create a free NCFDD account to register.

Writing Center Workshop

Paraphrase Like a Pro: How to Successfully "Use Your Own Words" (virtual)

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 19th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

Do you find it hard to “use your own words” when conveying someone else’s ideas? Do you find yourself unsure how (and even when) to paraphrase? This workshop will help you to consider the expectations of your audience or discipline when you write papers with material from any source (articles, books, and more). Come join us for hands-on practice with putting sources into your own words!

Going on the academic job market this fall? Here's what you need to know

Career development

July 20th, 11:00am–12:00pm

Online

As we head into academic job market season, we know there is always anxiety. What’s the timeline for applying and hearing back? How many jobs will be posted? What should you be prepared for in the current market? Join the Beyond Prof team to discuss strategies for navigating and preparing for the job market this year.

Prelim Prep Accountability Group for Graduate Students

(Session 3 of 4)

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

July 21st, 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.

Prelim Prep Accountability Group for Graduate Students

(Session 4 of 4)

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

July 28th, 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.

How to write a resume for a nonacademic job

Career development

August 3rd, 11:00am–12:00pm

Online

PhDs and Postdocs often approach resume writing as a self-reflective exercise- simply translating their academic accomplishments from a CV into a 2 page resume. But this is the wrong approach. A resume is actually a persuasive document, designed to convince a hiring manager to contact you for an interview. Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how you can draft an effective resume, while avoiding common mistakes we see PhDs make.

Writing Center Workshop

How to Email Like a Professional (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

August 3rd, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

Want to demonstrate your good “communication skills” to a potential employer? Need to request an extension or letter of recommendation from a professor? Interested in learning how to express your ideas concisely to peers, supervisors, and instructors? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to compose professionally effective emails. Along the way, we’ll have fun looking at examples of what not to do, and we’ll address your specific questions, scenarios, and concerns.

Discovery to Product (D2P) I3 Program

Deadline to apply August 8

August 8th, 5:00pm

I3 is a six-week virtual program for postdocs and graduate students. Whether your audience is grant reviewers, journal editors, or job search committees, you’ll need them to see the potential impact of your work in order to succeed. With I3, learn new skills to address your market risk and increase the impact of your work in academia, industry, or wherever your career takes you. Starts August 17.