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, wellness/mental health resources, 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 - lists are updated at the beginning of each fall and spring semester for the first ~3 weeks of the term
- Graduate School staff and student workers
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 submit your event: We recommend you submit your event 2-3 weeks before it happens or before the date by which students must register for your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 OR a 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.