GradConnections Weekly Newsletter
Describes how people get the GradConnections newsletter, the scope of the newsletter, and who to contact to submit items for the newsletter.
About GradConnections Weekly:
is a newsletter prepared by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and Communications. It includes tips, events, deadlines, announcements, professional development opportunities, and funding opportunities--all targeted to graduate students--as well as the PhD Comic "Piled Higher and Deeper". It goes out every Tuesday during the academic year and every other Tuesday during the summer.
Who gets GradConnections Weekly:
- Enrolled graduate students
- Faculty and staff can subscribe using this form
- Other individuals can subscribe by emailing email@example.com
- Members of firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsubscribe directions are located in the footer of the email.
How to submit content for GradConnections Weekly:
GradConnections Weekly serves current graduate students in both master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines and academic departments served by the Graduate School. As such, content for GradConnections Weekly should be relevant to a wide variety of graduate students.
When to promote your event: We recommend you promote your event roughly two weeks beforehand to give graduate students enough advanced notice to plan for it. In other words, it’s best to submit your event by noon on the Friday three weeks prior to your event. When an event has hard registration deadline a week or two before the event (such as a deadline to register for a lunch or dinner event where a final number must go to a caterer), plan to promote your event in time for people to abide by that deadline. In these cases, think of the hard deadline as the date for which you should advertise the event.
Each edition of GradConnections Weekly includes events taking place the Wednesday of that week through the following Tuesday. Keep this in mind when planning your submissions.
Submissions are due by noon on Friday for the following Tuesday's issue. Please submit the following details to email@example.com with the subject line “For GC: [event or announcement title]”.
- Event title
- Date, including day of the week
- Start and end time of event
- Location, including room number
- A link to a website with more information, calendar post for the event, or event poster
- Registration link (if applicable)
- Please specify one or more of the nine professional development facets that the event fits into. You can briefly review what is included in each by clicking on the appropriate facet and selecting “more details” at https://my.grad.wisc.edu/DiscoverPD . The nine facets are: (1) Inquiry, discovery & creation; (2) leadership; (3) disciplinary expertise & interdisciplinary connections; (4) career development; (5) managing projects & people; (6) communication; (7) inclusion & diversity; (8) interpersonal effectiveness; (9) personal effectiveness.