Versatile PhD


Are you interested in jobs outside the university after graduation? Wondering what career paths might be open to someone with your academic training? Not sure how to look, or where to start? Try registering for Versatile PhD!

Versatile PhD an online community dedicated to helping Ph.D. students envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers. UWM’s institutional subscription gives graduate students access to premium content, including access to discussion boards, job listings, the member directory, networking with non-academic contacts, and an interactive career finder with real life examples and materials from people who have actually obtained those positions. It serves the humanities, social science, and STEM.

Graduate School Fall 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.

Fall events are eligible for credit to students enrolled in GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals.

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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September

Opening Doors: Mastering the Informational Interview

Sept. 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Lubar S250  Live streaming available for this event

You Are Versatile: Career Diversity for the Next Generation of Scholars

Sept. 29, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Lubar S250  Live streaming available for this event

October

The Changing Face of Higher Education

Oct. 4, 9:30-11 a.m., MIT 195

Data Management 101

Oct. 6, Noon-1:00 p.m., Digital Humanities Lab, GML, E272

Beyond the Save Function: Document Management, Review, and Version Tracking for Today’s Scholars

Oct. 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Lubar S250  Live streaming available for this event

Getting Published

Oct. 13, Digital Humanities Lab GML E272

STEM and Arts Student Involvement and Networking Group

Oct. 20, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Digital Humanities Lab GML E272

Just Visiting: Evaluating Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Oct. 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Lubar S250  Live streaming available for this event

November

Thesis & Dissertation Formatting and Submission

Nov. 2, 3:00-5 p.m., Lubar S250  Live streaming available for this event

Academic Entrepreneurship: Impacting Society from Inside the University

Nov. 10, 10:00-11:30 a.m., MIT 195

Academic Integrity: What It Is, Why Have It, How to Foster It

Nov. 14, 1:00-2:30 P.M., LUB S250

December

Data Visualization 101

Dec.1, Noon-1:00 p.m., Digital Humanities Lab, GML, E272