Learning Communities

Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate supports recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented U. S. minorities in doctoral programs in natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering.

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Graduate School Career Development

Part of the MSU Graduate School and the Career Services Network, Graduate Career Development provides a variety of online resources, as well as workshops and one-on-one advising, to support the many paths graduate students and postdocs choose to pursue, including careers in universities, government, industry, and non-profits. Our website contains sections on career exploration, preparing for a variety of career paths, and the job search – including résumé, cover letter, and interviewing tips – as well as career resources for international students and LGBTQ students, and information for employers and MSU graduate alumni. Visit: grad.msu.edu/gradcareerdevelopment.

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Graduate Educator Advancement and Teaching (GREAT)
GREAT is a network and resource for MSU Graduate Students and Postdocs, dedicated to promoting teaching excellence through conversation and sharing practices.

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Cohort Fellowship Programs

Students apply to each fellowship program. If awarded the student will work for an academic year on a project. Typically, fellows recieve a stipend for their efforts.  For a list of opportunities, visit: https://grad.msu.edu/cohort-fellowship-programs

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The CTLI – Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation offers workshops through MSU Libraries. More information here:

Writing Center @ MSU

The Writing Center at Michigan State University provides one-on-one and group writing consultations, various writing-specific workshops, as well as writing groups for graduate students and faculty. We have locations across MSU’s campus serving the needs of all students and campus communities.

The Leadership Collective – part of The Graduate School Office of Graduate Well-being

The Leadership Collective at Michigan State University exists to build a culture of leadership development among graduate students, professional students, and postdocs.  We want to empower these Spartans to take a proactive approach to their leadership development so they may make a difference in the classroom, community, university, and in the world.

More about the Graduate Office of Well-Being here: https://grad.msu.edu/about-gslw 

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RCPD Neurodivergent Community Group for Grad Students

Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities is hosting a summer 2024 community group for neurodivergent graduate students.

This group is a place for you to connect with peers through shared experiences, conversation, and advice. We will cover topics like diagnosis stories, stereotypes, personal relationships, and a lot more.

Meetings will be held via Zoom every Thursday from 6pm-7pm starting May 16 through June 27, 2024. Attend one, a few, or all meetings!

Registration is now open: https://tinyurl.com/et24cyfj

Group members do not need to be officially affiliated with RCPD to participate.

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SpartansLearn is a place to find technology training and other professional development opportunities for the MSU community.