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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 2022 Professional Development Calendar
 A pdf of the calendar is also available: Calendar_Fall2022_gradESSENTIALS

The + symbol indicates the session is offered in person; Unmarked sessions are virtual
For in person events: if you are not vaccinated, we ask that you take precautions, wear masks and socially distance. Whether fully vaccinated or not, wearing a mask indoors is recommended to help reduce disease transmission. We will continue to closely watch the situation and adjust our policies in collaboration with local, state, and national guidelines; our medical experts; and community partners.

18     Avoiding the Big Yikes: Export Controls and the Impact on Academia (Research Series II). Register on the Grad School Gateway
20    Grant Writing Workshop. Register soon on the Grad School Gateway
22    Preparing to Teach Online. Register soon on the Grad School Gateway
25    Demystifying the Literature Review. Register through MU Libraries
28    Minor in College Teaching Info Session. Register so the Grad School Gateway

4    + First Year of Grad School Completed … now what? Register on the Grad School Gateway
5    + A Guide to the All But Dissertation (ABD) Life. Register on the Grad School Gateway
6    How to Apply for Jobs as a Master’s Student (when you don’t have any work experience). Register soon with Beyond the Professoriate
9    + All-day Writing Retreat. Register on Grad School Gateway




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