Graduate Student Professional Development
What to Do and When
For new graduate students
Graduate Student Welcome page
New Graduate Student Checklist: What Do I Do Now?
The checklist will give you information about enrolling for classes, setting up an email address, getting a New graduate student check-list
Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School (pdf)
Pithy advice for graduate students from faculty at UW-Madison.
For all graduate students
Thriving through the Experience - An Assessment Guide for Graduate and Professional Students
The authors advocate that graduate students take a proactive approach to professional development based on the student's goals. Workbook offers questions for self-assessment at different stages of graduate study. Co-authored by Professor Wendy Crone at UW-Madison when she was a graduate student at the University of Minnesota.
For graduate students preparing for Preliminary or Qualifying Exams
General Advice from Dissertators on Preliminary and Qualifying Exams
(February 14, 2006) Information from a brown bag presentation on 2/14/2006 , co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Research Center, the Graduate Student Collaborative and the OGSPD. Advice from your peers and dissertators who have taken these exams.