Resources for Graduate Students

Graduate Career Development

Graduate Career Development provides resources to support the many career paths graduate students may choose to pursue. View these resources at grad.msu.edu/phdcareers. These include:

On-Demand Resources

  • Online resources to explore career options inside and outside the academy.
  • Virtual curriculum to help identify your professional skills & translate them to potential careers.
  • Guides and best practices for resumes, interviews, & other job-related materials.

Individual Consultations & Services

  • CV/Resume and cover letter review
  • Career advisors to help students plan for life after graduate school. Topics include career exploration, mock interviews, resume development, and more.

Workshops & Community Events

Workshops & community events are hosted covering a wide variety of topics related to career development. These workshops can be found at grad.msu.edu/calendar.


Graduate School Office of Well-Being

The Graduate School Office of Well-Being works diligently to ensure that graduate and professional students are provided with opportunities to improve their overall well-being, helping them to thrive together while achieving their academic and professional goals.

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute at Michigan State University exists to build a culture of leadership development among graduate students, professional students, and postdocs. Learn more at grad.msu.edu/leadership-institute.

Workshops

GROW hosts workshops throughout the year. Topics include conflict resolution, stress management, imposterism, and more. Graduate student organizations can book GROW to speak at events. These workshops can be found at grad.msu.edu/calendar.

Resources

A large collection of wellbeing resources and campus partners can be found on the Graduate School website at grad.msu.edu/your-well-being.


Teaching & Instructional Development

Lunch & Learn Sessions

In these sessions, Graduate Teaching Assistants share their knowledge about teaching, teaching and technology tools as well as discuss research of teaching, book chapters relevant to work in an instructional setting. These workshops can be found at grad.msu.edu/calendar.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Program

The Instructional Development team provides orientation and professional development opportunities to graduate teaching assistants so they can thrive in their role. Resources and information, including registration to become a GTA can be found at grad.msu.edu/gtap.

Certification in College Teaching

This certification helps graduate students and postdocs organize, develop, and document their teaching experiences. Participants will prepare for college and university teaching. Learn more at grad.msu.edu/CCTP.

View all programs and resources from GTID at grad.msu.edu/teaching.


Student Support & Success

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

AGEP

MSU AGEP supports underrepresented U. S. minorities in doctoral programs of the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Members have access to supplemental funding, fellowships, workshops, and community meetings that will help students succeed in their educational pursuits. Learn more at grad.msu.edu/agep.

Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The purpose of this society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Membership into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is by nomination only. Learn more at grad.msu.edu/bouchet.


Funding/Financial Support

The Graduate School provides numerous different types of funding and financial support for graduate students.

Assistantships

Teaching and research assistantships include a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Recipients are assigned to a faculty adviser who supervises the experience. Learn more at https://grad.msu.edu/assistantships.

Fellowships

Fellowships support graduate study. Most are awarded by colleges, graduate programs, or outside funding agencies. Unlike assistantships, they do not have required instruction or research responsibilities. Learn more at https://grad.msu.edu/fellowships.