Writing Center

The following short-term, non-credit workshops are free and open to all UW-Madison students, faculty and staff.

How to Email Like a Professional

Wednesday, July 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Because email is so convenient and seemingly casual, it’s easy to write too informally to faculty, teaching assistants, potential employers, advisors, supervisors, colleagues, etc. In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, and we’ll have fun looking at examples of what NOT to do. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

 Intro to Résumés and Cover Letters

Wednesday, July 19, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Wondering what employers are looking for? Having trouble fitting your whole life onto one page? In this workshop, we’ll discuss what employers want in résumés and cover letters, as well as strategies for convincing someone to hire you. This workshop is for undergraduate and Master’s students applying for jobs and internships.

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter

Monday, July 10, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Your cover letter can effectively demonstrate how you are the most qualified candidate for an academic position. In this introductory workshop, we will consider general principles for crafting a cover letter. There will be time for your specific questions or concerns throughout.

6171 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park