Graduate Career Development

Welcome to The office of Graduate Career Development

The office of Graduate Career Development in the MSU Graduate School provides multiple online resources, as well as workshops and advising, to support the many paths graduate students choose to pursue.

Where should I start?

  1. How to write a resume or cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) Guide
  3. Cover Letter Guide
  4. Academic Cover Letter Guide
  5. Interviewing Guide
  6. LinkedIn Guide
  7. Networking Guide

Learn and Explore

Beyond the Professoriate:

Beyond the Professoriate is the only online professional development training platform for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and PhDs that helps them successfully transition into academic or nonacademic careers. This research-driven platform is informed by nearly a decade of experience supporting PhDs to launch new careers with their skills and training.

Be sure to “Login through your Institution” and use your MSU credentials to avoid paying fees yourself.

Versatile PhD:

The Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options. All graduate students and postdocs have free access to premium resources provided through MSU’s subscription.

Post Doc Academy:

The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive digital and in-person professional development program from Boston University, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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