Summer 2020 career development training

The Career Development series provides the opportunity for graduate program coordinators to build a basic understanding of career development theory and practices and explore how they might apply these in their programs.


The purpose of this series is to increase graduate students’ access to career planning expertise at the program level, by building basic career development knowledge and referral skills in graduate program coordinators. The intent is not to train graduate program coordinators as career services professionals; rather, through active participation, graduate program coordinators will build knowledge and skills that allow them to have career-related conversations and provide referrals for graduate students considering careers outside of the academy. This series is optional for graduate program coordinators.

Understanding the Impact of Mental Health, Addiction, and Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Job Search

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9:00am-3:00pm

Presenter: Judy Ettinger, Senior Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research 

Join Judy Ettinger from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, accompanied by additional experts and speakers, for a full-day workshop on

  • helping graduate students select job options that fit,
  • anticipating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment options, 
  • preparing for interviews,
  • negotiating accommodations, and
  • understanding disability-related legal protections.
What do we need to know, and what strategies can we use to minimize the impact? Participants will explore these topics using the Power of Vulnerability, an approach that has been proven to lead to openness to new perspectives and uncover opportunities through risk-taking. You will also be introduced to asset mapping, a technique that will help graduate program coordinators explore campus and community resources related to these challenges. You will come away from the training with ways to implement knowledge presented at this training.


Important Conversations: Discussing Job Negotiations with Graduate Students

Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Presenter: Sarah Schaefer, Assistant Director, School of Education Career Center

When it comes to job offers, negotiating is a critical part of the process—and there’s more to negotiate than salary alone. In this workshop, you will explore ways to discuss values and interests with students to help them identify their ‘non-negotiables’ as well as useful resources to utilize when researching to negotiate. You can expect to leave this workshop with greater confidence in conversing with and helping your graduate students navigate any non-academic job negotiations, and some considerations for negotiating in tough job market times, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Owner:Alissa E.Group:Graduate School
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