MSU Graduate Student Employment & Career Development

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Graduate Employees Union

The GEU serves as a labor union to make the Michigan State University community a better place in which to work and study. The Graduate Employees Union works to make MSU a more democratic, equitable, dynamic, and diverse community.

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GRADUATE ASSISTANTS:  Employment Information

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MSU Guidelines for Graduate Student Mentoring and Advising

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*Found in the  Office of the Registrar page – Academic Programs Catalog: Graduate Education. Click on image above to follow link or go here:

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Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development

The Office of Faculty and Academic Staff Development (formerly the Academic Advancement Network) works with all faculty, academic staff, and academic administrators at Michigan State University as they join the university, establish professional trajectories, and move through various stages of review, promotion, and growth.

MSU Graduate School

Graduate School Information, including Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

Future Academic Scholars in Teaching

The FAST program is for doctoral students with interests in teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education.

MSU BEST Program

The goal of MSU BEST is to empower trainees to develop professional skills and experiences which will permit them to pursue careers that will be personally and professionally meaningful.

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Certification in Community EngagementThe Certification is designed to help graduate and professional students develop systemic, respectful, and scholarly approaches to their community engaged work.

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The University Graduate Certification in College Teaching (CCT) helps graduate students and postdocs organize, develop, and document their teaching experiences.

MSU PhD Career Services

PhD Career Services, together with the MSU Graduate School, provides multiple online resources, as well as workshops and advising, to support the many paths graduate students choose to pursue.


Welcome to MSU Connect! This site will help you find an alumni mentor for career exploration, career preparation, or for general advice to support your professional development.

Unlike LinkedIn, alumni whose profiles you see included on this site have indicated their willingness to support your career exploration and success and to be contacted by you to answer your questions related to your academic and career interests.

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Michigan State University’s Career Success is the gateway to resources, programs, and events that will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be professionally.

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The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – This program empowers students to learn through action by providing programs, courses, and resources to foster an entrepreneurial mindset, develop empathy, and create new ventures. 

Center for Community Engaged Learning

The Center for Community Engaged Learning advances community engaged learning at Michigan State University and prepares students for lifelong civic and social responsibility.

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MSU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) takes great pride and responsibility for our clients, our volunteers, and our University. Our mission is to provide our clients with high quality and accurate tax services.

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MSU College of Law Taxpayer Clinic

The MSU College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic is a free legal-aid clinic that provides legal services to low-income taxpayers who are in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service and educational services relating to tax matters to those for whom English is a second language. We will arrange to meet with clients at other times on an as-needed basis.  The Tax Clinic also provides important tax-related legal services to indigent Michigan taxpayers. Please note that the Tax Clinic does not offer tax return preparation services.