UWM Graduate Student Wellness Series

UWM Graduate Student Wellness Series

The UWM Graduate School organizes events, activities and seminars to help graduate students with a holistic approach to physical, mental, educational and financial wellness as they move successfully through degree milestones, acquire a variety of skills, and advance their opportunities.

Faculty and staff from units across campus contribute to this ongoing series, supporting graduate student wellness as they envision and pursue their own future, in and beyond the university. All students enrolled in a UWM graduate program (on campus and online) are invited to attend these events.

Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Wellness opportunities

▪ October ▪

Coffee with Assistant Dean Erin C. Fox

Thursday, October 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School.

Bring your cup of coffee and join A.D. Erin Fox online for a meet and greet! Ask about UWM, talk about your program, how its going – anything! I would just love to meet you! Get to know your Assistant Dean…I’m not just emails! 🙂

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 414-253-8850,,456916734# United States, Milwaukee
Phone Conference ID: 456 916 734#


Donuts for Grad Students

Wednesday, October 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School.

Join the Grad School staff and your fellow graduate students for free donuts! We’re happy to bring back this favorite tradition of “Donuts for Grad Students”. Grab a donut on the way to class or stick around and mingle in the hallways of Mitchell on the 2nd floor near room 261 while the donuts last!


▪ November ▪

What can Career Services do for UWM Graduate Students?

Wednesday, November 2nd @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School and the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC).

UWM graduate students may not realize how much the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC) has to offer, but this session will review services that benefit you both now – and in your next step after graduation.

Reviewing resumes and cover letters, career assessment and advising, assisting with job searches, and participating in career fairs is just the start.

Did you know that CPaRC offers free software services that helps you rehearse mock interviews and score your performance? Did you know that CPaRC offers access to GoinGlobal? GoinGlobal is custom-designed H-1B Plus database provides U.S. Department of Labor records for more than two million companies that have applied for H-1V visas from 2009 to-date. You can search records by industry, occupation, job title, company name, job location, fiscal year or wage. Learn this and much more in a 40-45 minute presentation with time for questions and answers with Associate Director of Career Counseling & Academic Partnerships, Lauren Lessac.

Join here: What can Career Services do for UWM Graduate Students?


Afternoon Tea with Associate Dean Bonita Klein-Tasman

Tuesday, November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School.

Meet your Associate Dean of the Office of Research and the Graduate School, Dr. Bonnie Klein-Tasman over TEAMS for some afternoon tea!

A professor of Psychology, Bonnie teaches about identification and assessment of learning and attention challenges, developmental psychology, and clinical child psychology. Together with graduate and undergraduate students Bonnie conducts research about the development of children with neurogenetic conditions. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and regularly publishes science in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+1 414-253-8850,,875997552# United States, Milwaukee
Phone Conference ID: 875 997 552#


▪ February ▪

What can Career Services do for UWM Graduate Students?

Wednesday, February 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School and the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC).

UWM graduate students may not realize how much the UWM Career Planning and Resource Center (CPaRC) has to offer, but this session will review services that benefit you both now – and in your next step after graduation.

Reviewing resumes and cover letters, career assessment and advising, assisting with job searches, and participating in career fairs is just the start.

Did you know that CPaRC offers free software services that helps you rehearse mock interviews and score your performance? Did you know that CPaRC offers access to GoinGlobal? GoinGlobal is custom-designed H-1B Plus database provides U.S. Department of Labor records for more than two million companies that have applied for H-1V visas from 2009 to-date. You can search records by industry, occupation, job title, company name, job location, fiscal year or wage. Learn this and much more in a 40-45 minute presentation with time for questions and answers with Associate Director of Career Counseling & Academic Partnerships, Lauren Lessac.

Join here: What can Career Services do for UWM Graduate Students?


▪ March ▪

Pizza for Grad Students

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presented as a part of the Graduate Student Wellness Series by UWM’s Graduate School.

Join the Grad School staff and your fellow graduate students for free pizza! We’re happy to bring back this favorite tradition of “Pizza for Grad Students”. Grab a slice on the way to class or stick around and mingle in the hallways of Mitchell on the 2nd floor near room 261 while the pizza lasts!



Other upcoming topics and opportunities

  • Imposter syndrome/ Assertiveness / Advocating for yourself
  • Nutrition / Food insecurity
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Stress management
  • Yoga class
  • Community walks
  • Coffee meets
  • Isolation / Loneliness
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Mental health
  • Sexual assault harassment training

Don’t forget to check out our Event Calendar