Career and Professional Development Opportunities

The Graduate School sponsors programs to enhance graduate and professional student research and teaching experiences. The following free workshops are held at Kellogg Center (unless otherwise noted). Registration is required at:

MSU Professional Development Programs:  
Center for Academic and Future Faculty Excellence
Thesis and Dissertation ELECTRONIC Submissions
Responsible Conduct of Research; Contact: Dr. Terry May, (517) 432-7140
Conflict Resolution Contacts: Dr. Julie Brockman (517) 353-7251 or Dr. Tony Nunez (517) 355-0301
The Teaching Assistant Program; Contact Julie Rojewski, (517) 355-7625
The PREP Program (Planning, Resilience, Engagement, Professionalism); Contact: Dr. Matthew Helm (517) 355-9510 x188
American Society of Microbiology Career Development Resources:
ASM's Science Teaching Fellows Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Teaching Labs
Graduate Students' Teaching Experiences Improve Their Methodological Research Skills
Counseling Services:; Contact: (517) 355-8270
Career Resources:
Career Success (The Graduate School website)
PhD Career Services; Contact: Dr. Matthew Helm (517) 355-9510 x188
F1-OPT Visa:
For foreign students planning on a postdoc in the United States, it normally takes three months to process F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training) requests. Please plan accordingly.
Please also see the MSU Office for International Students and Scholars website.