Graduate Student Professional
UW-Madison offers a wealth of resources intended to enrich your graduate studies and enhance your professional skills. The Graduate School encourages you to take advantage of the resources that best fit your needs and support your career goals. Check out the resources found at Academic and Professional Skills, and keep informed of fellowship announcements and professional development opportunities by reading GradLink@Madison and by subscribing to GradConnections.
For information on teaching, research, and entrepreneurship programs, graduate student awards, grants, travel money, and fellowships, as well as yearly events and symposiums, go to Programs, Awards, and Workshops.
Career planning gives you tools to begin now to plan your future. Here you will find advice on choosing an advisor, developing a portfolio, applying for positions, getting funding, negotiating a salary, and much more.
The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource especially for graduate students, Ph.D.'s, recent alumni, and postdoctoral fellows interested in exploring non-academic careers. Enter with your UW Net ID to access the Premium Content Area, where you'll find discussion forums, and personal narratives and application materials from real-life "versatile Ph.D.'s" who have found success outside the academy.
If you are a new grad student, continuing grad student, dissertator, Master’s degree or PhD student, or anyone preparing to take a preliminary exam or a qualifying exam, we have special information just for you at: What to do and when.
At Resources for departments you will find forms, handbooks, flyers, bookmarks, and workshop information for faculty, staff, and new students.
Other professional development offices for graduate students:
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS): Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Development