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.
- Advisor/Student Relationships are important, see expectations for both parties.
- Mentoring is a key to success in any field. Learn how to find and build these relationships.
- Support for underrepresented students may be found through several groups both on and off campus.
- Discuss your Individual Development Plan with your mentors and advisor.
- Graduate School Professional Development Series for PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows.
- 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.
- Multi-literacies Center can help with
written, visual, and spoken communication across cultures and disciplines.
Succeeding in Graduate School
- Networking – Connect with MTU alumni
- Find a Linkedin group in your profession
- Technology and tools available to students on campus
- Who to go to for help such as the police, the Ombuds, counseling services, etc.
- 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.
- IGSC3 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.
- Career Fest brings in many companies to interact informally. Graduate students and post docs interested in industry will benefit.
- Virtual Career Fairs (from Career Services when available)
- Educate yourself –The following resources are helpful for students seeking academic careers.