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Professional Development

Graduate Student Career and Professional Development
PREP is the MSU Graduate School career and professional development model, designed to help you plan for a successful doctoral and postdoc experience and a smooth transition into your future role in academia, government, industry, corporations, or agencies.

The Graduate School Career Success Program
Michigan State University's Career Success, your gateway to resources, programs, and events that will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be professionally.

The Graduate School
The Graduate School has numerous resources for graduate student academic and professional development.

IT Services Training
Michigan State University IT Services Training offers a variety of non-credit computing courses and workshops. Courses cover a wide range of topics on computing for the purpose of job training, career development, and/or personal improvement.

Certification in College Teaching
The University Graduate Certification in College Teaching, an initiative of the Michigan State University Graduate School, helps graduate students organize, develop, and document their teaching experiences. Through a series of focused workshops, a class on disciplinary teaching methods, and a mentored project, participants will build and consolidate their preparation for college and university teaching. The program culminates in an e-portfolio that will help students prepare for academic job interviews and plan for their professional development as early career faculty.

Career Services Network
The Career Development and Placement Services office assists students in career advising and seeking employment upon graduation. Their staff does workshops, classes and individual advising on topics such as how to interview successfully and steps to creating a well-written resume. You may also interview for internships or full-time employment through the Career Placement office. More information can be found in 113 Student Services Building. The Career Information Center, located in room 6 Student Services Bldg. (353-6474) provides up-to-date information on career possibilities, self-evaluation tools, and resource material on career choice, planning and strategy. The Graduate School also provides career advising services.

CIC Traveling Scholar Program
MSU is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Through this committee's traveling scholar program a doctoral student can take a limited amount of course work at any Big Ten University or the University of Chicago. Participants in this program normally pay tuition at MSU at MSU rates for courses taken at other participating institutions. A doctoral student interested in this program should contact the Office of the Graduate School (355-0300) for instructions and formal processing.