New graduate-level course:
GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals
Spring 2017 Topic: Core Academic & Transferable SkillsYou can now obtain credit on your transcript for “PFFP” offerings if you enroll in GRAD 801! This blended, one-credit course includes some face-to-face and some pre-recorded sessions. Requires graduate status. May be retaken with change in topic up to 3 credits.
- Identify strategies for successful and timely completion of your degree requirements.
- Better understand the values, expectations, and institutional contexts of higher education.
- Develop professional networks of peers, faculty, alumni, and other professionals who can contribute to your success through and beyond graduate school.
- Grasp current trends in higher education, make your degree more flexible, and prepare yourself to assume roles within a wide possible range of academic and professional contexts.
- Acquire skills that facilitate success in both academic and non-academic careers, such as career planning, mentoring, research, grant writing, conferencing and communicating work to outside audiences.
- Learn job search strategies and skills.
- Enhance cultural competence and understanding of diversity.
Graduate School Spring 2017 Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals Workshop SeriesThe UWM Graduate School organizes cross-cutting seminars, workshops and discussion forums to help you get acquainted with the expectations associated with graduate studies, move successfully through degree milestones, acquire a variety of transferable core skills, and also understand the "big picture" of higher education and academic life.
Faculty and staff from units across campus contribute to this ongoing series, supporting graduate student success as you envision and pursue your own future in and beyond the university. All students in UWM graduate programs are eligible to attend and participate in these events, free of charge.
Spring events are eligible for credit to students enrolled in GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals. Spring 2017 topic: Core Academic & Transferable Skills.
= Events with live streaming available. Pre-registration required; please email Dani DeVasto (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Climate Issues for Graduate StudentsFebruary 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Introduction to Graduate Funding OptionsFebruary 7
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences — 1:00-3:00 p.m., Kenwood IRC 1180
- STEM Fields — 3:00-5:00 p.m., Kenwood IRC 1140
Grant Writing Success for Graduate StudentsFebruary 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
- STEM Fields — Kenwood IRC 1160
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences — Kenwood IRC 1180
Succeeding in Graduate SeminarsFebruary 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Communicating Your Work to Outside AudiencesFebruary 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Union 280
Speak Up! Finding Your Voice in Front of an AudienceFebruary 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Greene Hall. Registration required.
Preparing Job Application MaterialsMarch 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Investing in Graduate Education: Understanding Financial Concerns in Graduate SchoolMarch 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Getting Ready for Research: IRB Boot CampMarch 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Women in Academia: An Interdisciplinary PanelMarch 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Union 280
Exploring Careers Outside AcademiaApril 6, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
- STEM panelists — Lubar S250
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences panelists — Union 280