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The MU Graduate School is committed to aiding the holistic development of graduate students by providing comprehensive in-person and online professional development resources, often in collaboration with campus partners. Our priorities of assisting with goal setting, skill building, leadership development, and career preparedness are designed for graduate students across all disciplines.

Professional development efforts align with one or more of the eight categories identified by MU Graduate School as essential transferable skills. Through engagement in our professional development program, students are empowered to transition into their chosen profession with confidence.

Summer 2020 Professional Development Calendar
(revised for remote access!)

TED Talk Tuesdays: with the help of students & staff, the Grad School will share inspiring, encouraging, & funny TED Talks as a weekly boost via social media. Be sure to like Mizzou Graduate School on Facebook!

  • June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Wellness Wednesdays: Virtual Coffee Chats (every Wednesday from 9:00am – 10:00am)
It is important – now, more than ever – to connect with others. Drop in via Zoom with a cup of your favorite beverage and bond with fellow grad students while talking about the highs and lows of grad school, or sometimes, just take a needed break!

Document Review: by appointment
Students seeking feedback on their resume, CV, or cover letter may contact Dr. Laura Page for an individual Zoom appointment. Once scheduled, students should email the document in advance for review. The 30-minute Zoom meeting is to discuss feedback and suggested revisions: PageL@missouri.edu

Writing Retreats
Even though we cannot meet in person, we can still be productive writers! Two separate Friday sessions will open with participants briefly sharing writing goals and encouragement. At closing, we will share updates on our progress, and discuss motivations for getting through next steps.

Dissertation Boot Camp  (early August; dates and registration information to be announced soon)

A three-day intensive virtual program best suited for students who have successfully defended their proposal. Faculty and staff from across campus will offer short presentations on topics to include mental wellness during your dissertation, time management, citation management, overcoming writer’s block, how to utilize your committee, and additional topics. Built-in blocks of writing time will include writing consultant assistance, as well as opportunities for peer discussion.


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