The following professional development resources add to the continuum of learning that lead to improvements in the knowledge, skills, and expected common practices for graduate students looking toward academic and professional careers.
- Graduate Student Government- hosts various academic activities.
- Graduate School Seminars are offered regularly and then archived. Topics include formatting, presentation skills and more.
- Advanced RCR training courses
- Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning- offers workshops and blogs for teaching assistants.
Succeeding in Graduate School
- Networking – Connect with MTU alumni
- Find a Linkedin group in your profession
- Individual Development Plans are being used more often in academia. See several examples to keep you on track for your PhD.
- Our Succeeding in Graduate School Blog offers tips and targeted articles periodically.
- GLAS offers assistance to international graduate student teaching assistants.
Career Resources on Campus
- Career Services- help with resume writing, presentation skills, mock interviews, etc.
- Career Fairs run by Career Services brings in hundreds of companies and organizations to campus to meet and interview mostly MS students. PhDs can learn about companies.
- CareerFEST brings in many companies to interact informally. Graduate students and post docs interested in industry will benefit.
- Postdoc portal - facilitating matches between a consortium of universities and students looking for postdoctoral positions.
- Virtual Career Fairs (from Career Services when available)
- Educate yourself –The following resources are helpful for students seeking academic careers.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Individual Development Plan
- Inside Higher Ed
- Tomorrow’s Professor
- MyPlan has resources for many career paths.
- Professional Development Series
Tools and Technology at Tech
- Canvas—Access course materials | Get help from Instructure| Get help from the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning
- IT Resources for Graduate Students
- Software Distribution Center —Download software available to students (requires MTU ISO ID and password)
- E-mail, Email lists, Calendars, and Collaboration
- Google Apps—Gmail | Drive | Sites | Google+
- Google Calendar—View and Subscribe | Schedule a meeting
- Library resources for graduate students
- Plagiarism detection software—Examine your documents for plagiarism (requires MTU ISO ID and password)
Who To Go To For Help
- Student Mental Health and Well-being Services—help with mental health, and well-being
- Conflict Resolution Network—access to Michigan Tech resources
- Report a Concern—send a concern to a staff member for assistance
- Graduate School staff—answer questions regarding your progress
- Public Safety and Police Services—report a crime, store a weapon, find emergency information
- Student Health Insurance—answer questions regarding health insurance
- Title IX coordinator—facilitates an environment free from prejudicial discrimination or harassment
- University Ombuds—provides Informal conflict mediation services