EPD - EPD Essentials - EPD Alumni Resources & Information
All graduates of the Master of Engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are granted certain access and benefits after graduation.
- Review the Leaving the University KB Page and the Former Student
- This page indicates what UW systems former students will continue to have access to, and what steps need to be taken before losing access to other UW systems.
- Review the Timeline for Deactivation of Services KB Page.
- Review Former Students - Accessing MyUW
- In particular, make sure to update your student contact information.
- Update your EPD Community & Support Site profile.
- As a UW/EPD Alumni, you will continue to have access to the EPD Community & Support Site, so it is a good idea to keep your profile up-to-date to stay connected your colleagues and EPD.
- Alumni can keep their wisc.edu email, but will only have access to Office 365 email, calendar and contacts. Learn more about continued access to Office 365 email.
- Alumni can also sign up for a free email account through the UW Alumni Association.
- If you forgot your NetID, then use the NetID Account Recovery tool.
- If you have a NetID but need to reset/recover your password
- If you need to add or change your recovery email.
- If you want to set a forwarding email address in UW Office365.
UW Alumni Database AccessThose who join the Wisconsin Alumni Association will have access to a few databases for which EPD has signed special licenses: Proquest Research Library and ABI Inform. These are both very useful databases, but if looking for Engineering Village, IEEEXplore, or Knovel, they will not be found.Public LibrariesMost Wisconsin residents have access to BadgerLink through the public library system. Other states have similar programs. Again, Engineering Village or IEEEXplore will not be found.Interlibrary loan of books are also available through the public libraries. They can lend books through the same system as UW-Madison libraries. The WorldCat database can be used to identify what is available.Live Near a University?People who live near a university campus may be able to visit the library and use their databases. Do not hesitate to talk to librarians and ask them what is available. Universities have benefits for local communities. For example, local residents in Madison can borrow books from any UW-Madison campus library when they purchase an annual $30 card.Fee-Based ServicesAn important option for alumni is fee-based library services. Wisconsin TechSearch is a fee-based service on the campus that has clients all over the U.S. Those clients are businesses that do not have their own library. They will often link users to publishers websites where the articles can be purchased. Time is money, and Wisconsin TechSearch can save a lot of time.