Resources for Students
Department Student Handbook:
Download the Graduate Student Handbook (PDF). Paper copies are available in the grad student director's office (143 Science Hall).
Job Hunt Skills
CV samples, Cover letters
The Grad Student Coordinator has a binder in the office with sample CVs if you'd like to take a look. Below are some examples of cover letters for those of you looking for a job. Also, the AAG site that suggests you start and keep a portfolio:
- Tips for a great CV
- Wisconsin Workshops & Seminars: Grants Research & Nonprofit Funding
My professional development at WISC.edu
My Professional Development: A site that connects to learning opportunities, workshops, seminars, and classes on campus such as, How to Lead Effective Meetings, Advanced GIS Skills, Conflict Resolution, Art, Technology and other opportunities.
Writing and presentation skills
Campus Computer Labs
How to Avoid a Boring Presentation
- How to Avoid a Boring Presentation, a resource of The Society for the History of Technology
- Presentation Zen
- Resources for Scientific presentations recommended by DIALOG and DISCCRS participants
- Tufte's Tips for Successful Presentations – (scroll halfway down page)
- More on How To Create Effective PowerPoint Presentations
The Writing Center
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/index.html offers classes and personalized one-to-one help for most writing tasks. Graduate students can get 1 hour of free writing help each week.
Help also includes, letters, resumes and applications, writing graduate research proposals, writing statements of teaching philosophy, developing and delivering conference papers, writing research posters, writing with powerpoint and more. . .
How to Plan International Research
Learning about Qualitative Methods
A UW-Madison website. Created for teachers of qualitative research methods, the Teaching Qualitative Methods website provides an online resource center intended to support teachers in their advancement of qualitative research in any and all disciplines.
Archival Research switchboard
Archive Grid indexes historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.
International Human Subjects Protocols
Office for Human Research Protections has developed an International Compilation of Human Subject Research Protections. The Compilation lists the laws, regulations, and guidelines of over 50 countries where DHHS funded or supported research is conducted. The Compilation provides direct web links to each country's Key Organizations and laws, whenever available.
The Compilation can be accessed on the OHRP website: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/international/index.html#NatlPol . To use the Compilation, go to page 3 and then click on the country of interest.
Delta Program: Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning
Offers a number of rountables, training programs, and discussion dinners for grads. The Delta Certificate in Research, Teaching, and Learning confers recognition of a student's achievement in:
- Experience in teaching, broadly defined to include the college classroom and beyond.
- Awareness of how to promote successful learning with diverse student audiences.
- Knowledge of foundational research and scholarship on teaching and learning.
- Demonstrated application of research skills to the improvement of student learning.
- Engaged membership in a learning community that is focused on teaching and learning.
- Development of a reflective teaching and learning portfolio.
The Delta Certificate program is designed to serve both pre-dissertator and dissertator graduate students, as most appropriate in each student's graduate career. The Delta Certificate is also available to post-doctoral researchers.
Technology Training for Students
Software Training for Students offers free computer training to registered UW-Madison students. Classes vary from basic desktop applications to advanced Web design. STS strives to offer training that is linked to degree-credit course work or future job placement, and helps students stay current with software updates. STS is funded through the Student Information Technology Initiative fee, a portion of student tuition.
Teaching and Learning Excellence at UW Madison (teaching focused)
- TLE @ UW Madison: Examples of offerings include, Ethics, Rights, and Academic (mis)conduct, etc.