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Summer 2014 career development training

Increasing Graduate Students' Access to Career Planning Expertise: Training Opportunities for Graduate Program Coordinators. This series is part of the Graduate School Seminar Series.

The Graduate School offers training and development opportunities for graduate program coordinators on the topics of recruitment, admissions, fellowships, academic services and policies, ewarrants, and more.  In summer 2014, we piloted an optional new track, which provides the opportunity to build a basic understanding of career development theory and practices and explore how you might apply these in your program. 

This training series was piloted during the summer of 2014.  Materials and videos from the events are listed below.  


Graduate Student Success: A Framework for Linking Career Development Theory, Mentoring, and IDPs
Presenter: Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D., SMPH Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:00am-12:00pm - Biotech Auditorium - 425 Henry Mall

Description: This session provided graduate program coordinators with a broad review of some critical factors that contribute to graduate student success.  A framework was described to link how career development theory, mentoring, and IDPs can be aligned to enhance graduate students’ academic success and career readiness for post-degree professional pursuits. Implications for graduate program coordinators to build department or training program infrastructure that can facilitate graduate student success were highlighted.
About Angela Byars-Winston: Angela Byars-Winston is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. Her research interests include the examination of cultural influences on career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, and medicine. Specifically, she has focused on testing the validity of theoretical models to explain and predict academic and career outcomes using social cognitive theoretical approaches.

Video: Click the video below or click here to view the video in another window. 
MaterialsSlides / Worksheet / Career SWOT

WISCareers Information Session
Presenter: Amy Rivera, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, School of Education
Monday, June 23, 2:00pm-3:30pm - Biochemistry Building, Room 1120 - 420 Henry Mall

Description: The WISCareers Career Information website helps you prepare students for the future, with an eportfolio, self-assessments, info on over 1,100 occupations, info on more than 800 majors and degrees, resume learning tool and maker, cover letter writer, links to job openings, job interview tool, budget builder and more. This session will focus on the key tools within WISCareers and how you can get your graduate students onto the system.

About Amy Rivera: Amy Rivera has been the Sales and Training Manager for WISCareers for almost six years. She is a certified Career Development Facilitator, and worked as an admission counselor at St. Catherine University for several years, before moving to Southern Wisconsin. 

Video: Click the video below or click here to view the presentation in another window.
Materials: Slides / Handout

Brownbag Discussion, Topic: Exploring the Career Needs of Your Graduate Students
FacilitatorGraduate School Office of Professional Development
Tuesday, July 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm - Bascom Hall, Room 260 - 500 Lincoln Drive

Description: Join fellow graduate program coordinators and Grad School staff for a facilitated conversation, regarding approaches you can take to better understand the career needs of your graduate students through surveying students and alumni, examining national trends, investigating career resources available on and off campus, and more.  Come prepared to share your current practices and challenges, and learn from others.

Due to the participatory nature of this discussion, no video recording was captured.

Career Development Workshop
Presenter: Judy Ettinger, Ph.D., Center for Education and Work, School of Education
Tuesday, July 15, 9:00am-3:00pm - Educational Sciences, Room 253 - 1025 W. Johnson Street

Description:  This day-long workshop was tailored specifically to the needs of graduate program coordinators who assist graduate students with career exploration.  No previous experience in career development work was required.  The agenda included an introduction to transition and development theory and a case study to about using these theories in practice, role playing to develop helping skills, testimony from a grad coordinator currently employing career development training in her work, as well as facilitated lunch discussion to explore additional resources both on campus and in the community. 

About Judy Ettinger, Ph.D.: Judy is an Instructor and Master Trainer for the Global Career Development Facilitator Training program designed and delivered by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and has been involved in that program since its inception.  She teaches a hybrid course on Facilitating Career Development through the Counseling Psychology Department.  She also teaches for UCLA in their online College Counseling program.

Due to the participatory nature and length of this workshop, no video recording was captured.

Career Advancement Goals within an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Presenters: Alissa Ewer and Amy Fruchtman, Graduate School Office of Professional Development
Monday, July 28, 9:00am-10:30am - Education Building, Room L196 - 1000 Bascom Mall

Description: IDPs are all the buzz! Learn what an Individual Development Plan is and how you can help guide and support graduate students in your program to use an IDP to define and accomplish career advancement goals. As a bonus, you'll come away with new knowledge to share with faculty in your program. 

Brownbag Discussion, Topic: What's in Store for Fall?  Career Resources and Events for Your Grad Students
Facilitator: Graduate School Office of Professional Development
Monday, August 18, 12:00pm-1:00pmBascom Hall, Room 350 - 500 Lincoln Drive 

Description: Join fellow graduate program coordinators and Grad School staff for a facilitated conversation.  Share and learn about upcoming professional and career development events for grad students.  We'll also talk about the VersatilePhD and recommended reading (share your favorites!) on the topic of career development and exploration for graduate students.  You'll come away excited to share this information with your graduate students and program faculty.

This series is part of the Graduate School Seminar Series.  Additionally, be sure to check out supplemental resources and activities.

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Keywords:Summer 2014, career development training, Seminar Series, Graduate Coordinators, GSSS   Doc ID:38855
Owner:Alissa E.Group:Graduate School
Created:2014-03-27 12:00 CDTUpdated:2019-09-16 08:29 CDT
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