Individual Career Advising

Dr. Ellen Dobson, the Career Development Manager at the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, is pleased to offer confidential individual career advising appointments for all UW-Madison postdocs in-person or virtually.


Dr. Ellen Dobson, Career Development Manager

Ellen understands what postdocs are going through during this unique stage of their careers. She has a PhD and has been a postdoc herself. In addition to her experience as a researcher, she also has extensive training in career development theory and its application. Ellen is here to help you achieve your career goals.


Topics you could discuss include:

  • Researching career options
  • Effective job search strategies
  • Networking tips/discussion
  • Resume and/or cover letter feedback
  • Interview preparation
  • Job offer/salary/benefits negotiation
  • Current postdoc position


Booking Appointments

Two types of sessions are available: 30-minute ‘standard’ sessions or 60-minute ‘long’ sessions. Book your in-person or virtual appointment here.

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