PILOT Program Description

Mark your calendar for the following events:

  • July 21, 3 - 4 p.m. EST | Doing the research: Applying your career metric to identify and attract non-academic opportunities. Register Here

  • July 28, 3 - 4 p.m. EST | Putting research to practice: Focusing your job search and building your non-academic career. Register Here

  • August 11, 3 - 4 p.m. EST | Navigating the non-academic transition process: Envisioning your long term career development. Register Here

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The PILOT Project: Pursuing Intentional Learning in Organizations Together, is an initiative from the Michigan State University Graduate School, College of Social Science, College of Natural Science, and Citizen Scholars, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). This summer, July 11th to August 19th, The PILOT Project will host (1) a weekly community learning group; and (2) four public seminars for Michigan State University senior graduates, recent graduates and Citizen Scholar undergraduate students to practice and discuss the non-academic job market and preparation. All webinars in our seminar series are open to the public, with advanced registration required.

This program values shared knowledge and believes in the potential of creating positive social change through our interactions personally and professionally. To embody this, we center our values in reciprocity by adopting the Indigenous 4R framework: respect, reciprocity, reconciliation, and relevance. We are excited to create long standing changes within our community and build lasting connections as a learning community, both in and outside of academia.

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg–Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.