Upcoming Professional Development Events

Job Search Strategies: A Systematic Process that Works
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 4 – 5:30 pm (Reception from 5:30 – 6:30 pm)
1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building | Career Development Interpersonal Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness

Searching for a professional position needs to be approached like undertaking a very challenging project. Learn about the process, tools, and steps that can lead to success with this critical project. It should be focused, organized, and disciplined – with weekly plans and accountability on your progress. Drawing from over 20 years helping thousands of professionals and executives with job searches, Donna Beestman will share tips on crafting your resume and other marketing documents, developing your verbal talking points, creating an effective online presence, expanding your professional network, and preparing for interviewing. Dinner will be provided with gluten free and vegetarian options.

Multicultural Grads in Predominantly White Spaces
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Multicultural Student Center | Inclusion and Diversity | Interpersonal Effectiveness 

Student panelists will talk primarily about their experiences at predominantly white institutions of higher education. They will describe how these experiences have shaped their identities, and ways they are advocating for themselves and students like them. Lunch will be provided.

Investment and Retirement Planning Session for Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 12 | noon – 1:30 pm
159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building | Personal Effectiveness

You probably know that you should be investing and saving for retirement, but as a graduate student on a tight budget it can be difficult to navigate these financial decisions. In this interactive workshop, learn best practices for retirement planning and prioritizing expenses, loans, savings, and investments during and after graduate school. Linda Lepe, CFP & Faculty Associate in the Personal Finance Program (SoHE) will help students develop a financial strategy to maximize limited resources while pursuing an advanced degree. Students will leave this workshop with personalized financial goals and a plan and resources to accomplish them. Lunch will be provided with gluten free and vegetarian options.