Professional and Career Development

In addition to research and classroom work, it is important to continue developing skills that will help lead to success in future careers and professional life. UW Madison offers various professional development programs, workshops, conferences and seminars which introduce students to experts and professionals in a wide range of areas and fields including industry, research, diversity, health education, leadership & management and many more.


Graduate Student Career Planning
(finding post-doc positions, applying to faculty positions, international opportunities, non-academic options, etc)

Graduate School Workshops

(Grad student professional development seminar series)

Academic & Professional Skills
(Grant writing, mentoring, dissertation help, networking, etc)

Careers in Science & Engineering
(A guide to planning careers after graduate school, including non-academic careers)

(National Association of Science Writers)

Ethics in Science
(From the National Academy of Sciences, the popular book titled "On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research", topics range from authorship practices to experimental techniques and the treatment of research data)

Delta Program
(The Delta Program is a research, teaching and learning community for faculty, academic staff, post-docs, and graduate students)

CALS Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development
(Teaching resources, research resources, classes/workshops, etc)

Graduate Connections Weekly Newsletter
(Weekly E-newsletter created by the UW Graduate School Collaborative with informationa about workshops, leadership, social events, job opportunities, etc)