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:

My professional development at

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

Doit Campus Computer Labs

How to Avoid a Boring Presentation

The Writing Center 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

See the International Research Network Research Planner.

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Archive Grid indexes historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.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: . To use the Compilation, go to page 3 and then click on the country of interest.

Teaching Skills

Delta Program: Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning

The Delta Program

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:

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

Doit Computing Training

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)