New graduate-level course:
GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals

Spring 2017 Topic: Core Academic & Transferable Skills

You 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.

Learning goals:
  • 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 Series

The 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.

Live streaming available for this event = Events with live streaming available. Pre-registration required; please email Dani DeVasto (dmhartke@uwm.edu).

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February

Climate Issues for Graduate Students

February 2, 2:30-4:00 P.M., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Introduction to Graduate Funding Options

February 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 Students

February 8, 12:00-2:00 P.M.
  • STEM Fields — Kenwood IRC 1160
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences — Kenwood IRC 1180

Succeeding in Graduate Seminars

February 9, 2:30-4:00 P.M., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Communicating Your Work to Outside Audiences

February 16, 2:30-4:00 P.M., Union 280

Speak Up! Finding Your Voice in Front of an Audience

February 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Greene Hall. Registration required.

March

Preparing Job Application Materials

March 2, 2:30-4:00 P.M., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Investing in Graduate Education: Understanding Financial Concerns in Graduate School

March 9, 2:30-4:00 P.M., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Getting Ready for Research: IRB Boot Camp

March 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Women in Academia: An Interdisciplinary Panel

March 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Union 280

April

Exploring Careers Outside Academia

April 6, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
  • STEM panelists — Lubar S250
  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences panelists — Union 280

Becoming a Public Intellectual in the 21st Century

Wednesday, April 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event

Pursuing a Graduate Degree

April 27, 2:30-4:00 P.M. Lubar S250 Live streaming available for this event