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Career and Professional Development Opportunities

The Graduate School sponsors programs to enhance graduate and professional student research and teaching experiences. Registration is at: gradwrsp@msu.edu

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: Contact 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
Counseling Services:
https://caps.msu.edu/: Contact (517) 355-8270
Career Resources:
Career Success (The Graduate School website)
PhD Career Services: 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


American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Career Development Resources
Jobs Board: http://www.asbmb.org/Careers/JobBoard/
Video Tutorials: http://www.asbmb.org/Careers/careerdevelopment/tutorials/
Careers Blog: http://www.asbmb.org/Careers/Blog/
Webinars: http://www.asbmb.org/careers/webinars/
Communications Training: http://www.asbmb.org/Outreach/Training/
Career Advice: http://www.asbmb.org/asbmbtoday/collections/adviceandhowto/

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.