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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.

Spring 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!

  • April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5

Wellness Wednesdays: Virtual Coffee Chats (every Wednesday from 10:00am – 11:00am)
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!

National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week: April 6-10
Full schedule coming soon!
Our annual celebration of the over 6,000 graduate and professional students that make the University of Missouri a great place for research and learning. Our daily virtual events will be both fun and informative. New this year, in an effort to support our local economy during COVID-19, daily gift card giveaways will support Columbia businesses (including Lakota, Café Berlin, Fretboard, and many more)!

Document Review: by appointment
Students seeking feedback on their resume, CV, or cover letter may contact Dr. Laura Page for an individual Zoom appointment:

Writing Retreats
Even though we cannot meet in person, we can still be productive writers! The session opens 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.

Professional Development Workshops

The MU Graduate School pays for an institutional membership to the Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). This means free access to their resources! They are offering faculty, grad students, and postdocs online workshops regarding transitioning to online instruction. Spots sometimes fill up quickly, so register soon if you’re interested. You can access all CIRTL offerings here: