What’s the best way to pick a lab? How can you manage a large writing project? How do you work the crowd at a cocktail party with confidence and ease? These topics — and many others — are not necessarily covered in a graduate student’s coursework. But knowing how to manage time, the best way to negotiate a salary and how to turn a dissertation into a book can be invaluable to a successful education and career.
The UW Graduate School offers a series of Mentor Memos — penned by UW faculty and staff — that cover these topics, and much more. The memos often complement a slate of professional development workshops offered by the Graduate School’s Core Programs office throughout the year.
Writing and Editing
- Creating a Research Agenda
- The Literature Review
- Collaborating and Co-Authoring
- Managing Large Writing Projects
- Turning Your Dissertation into a Book
- Review of Graduate Student Research by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- What You Need to Know about Human Subjects and Animal Subjects for Dissertations
- Forming an Interdisciplinary Dissertation Committee
Other Research Resources
Additionally, the UW’s Center for Teaching and Learning provides resources and consultation to help you with your teaching responsibilities.
- Preparing for Your Career
- Intentional Career Planning
- Succeeding in a Graduate Seminar
- Getting Started in a Lab
- Managing Imposter Syndrome