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Welcome

Welcome!

This open house event features a variety of on-demand sessions as well as a live interactive Graduate Program and Resources Fair between 1-3 pm.

Find today’s schedule and join the sessions below.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin–Madison!

Plenary Session

Explore and Apply to Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Why should UW–Madison be your top choice when considering graduate education options? Join this session to learn more about our application process and deadlines, different funding options available to our students, and additional opportunities for future Badgers.

  • William Karpus, Dean of Graduate School
  • Rebecca Adams, Admissions Specialist, Graduate School
  • Alissa Ewer, Assistant Dean, Professional Development and Communications, Graduate School
  • Christopher Yue, Interim Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding, Graduate School

 

Breakout Sessions On Demand

Preparing a Strong PhD Program Application 

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Learn from application reviewers on how to prepare a strong PhD program application from a variety of disciplines.

Panelists:

  • Emily Fletcher, Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Kim Grocholski, Graduate Program Coordinator, Economics
  • Sara Hladilek, Graduate Program Coordinator, Engineering
  • Sharon Kahn, Graduate Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Training Program

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Preparing a Strong Master’s/Professional Program Application

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Learn from application reviewers on how to prepare a strong master’s/professional program application from a variety of disciplines.

Panelists:

  • Latoya Kirton, Graduate Program Coordinator, Social Work
  • Matthew Malloy, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Anna Palmer, Student Services Coordinator, Information School

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Understand Different Graduate Career Pathways

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Understand different graduate career pathways you can pursue at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Presenter:

  • Jesus Cortez, Recruitment Coach, Professional Degrees and Certificates

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Evaluating Graduate School Offers

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What should you consider when faced with multiple admissions offers from different schools? Hear personal stories from current students and advice from professor Yanie Fécu.

Panelists:

  • Theodore Agbi, PhD candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Yanie Fécu, Assistant Professor, English
  • Samm Newton, PhD candidate, History

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McNair Graduate Student Panel Discussion

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Hear directly from current graduate students at UW–Madison about their experience on campus. These McNair scholars will talk about finding community in graduate school, their mentor/mentee relationships, and self- and coping efficacy.

Moderator/Panelists:

  • Audra Hernández, Director, McNair Program
  • Nicole Contreras, PhD candidate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
  • Megan Dowdle, PhD candidate, Biochemistry
  • Ama Idun, Master’s candidate, Speech Pathology
  • Khadejah Ray, PhD candidiate, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

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If you have any questions, you can submit them here. We will get back to you as soon as we can.