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Enhancing the career development and career preparedness of MU graduate students – across all disciplines – is a Graduate School priority. Across every stage of the graduate education timeline, students are encouraged to prioritize career exploration, development, and preparedness and consider careers in a variety of settings including academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

Graduate Career Coaching

The Graduate School provides one-on-one career coaching services in partnership with the MU Career Center. Services include:

  • Career exploration and job searching
  • Job document reviews (CVs, resumes, cover letters, etc.)
  • Interview preparation
  • Offer negotiation and acceptance
  • General career-related inquiries and guidance

To schedule a one-on-one consult with one of our graduate career coaches, go to MU Connect and search for “Graduate Student Career Services” in the Service Catalog.

Writing Center

Graduate students have the opportunity to receive personalized feedback on specific writing projects through 50-minute individual writing tutorial appointments (in-person or on Zoom) or by submitting their work to the Online Writery. 

Additionally, the Writing Center provides a range of targeted writing support programs tailored to meet the needs of graduate students. These include:

  • Evening and Saturday writing accountability sessions
  • Dissertation retreats
  • Workshops on formatting your thesis/dissertation
  • GradsWrite weekly groups

Not sure which resource suits you best? Check out this infographic!

For the latest information on the Writing Center’s services dedicated to graduate students, please visit the Writing Center website for graduate students.

Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate a online professional development training platform for PhDs that helps them successfully transition into academic or careers beyond academia. Coming soon! For more information, visit


Goin Global

GoinGlobal helps connect students to job opportunities both at home and abroad. The site includes links to H1B visa info and company lists for international students, city and country guides for more than 120 international locations, and cultural overview and job search advice for non-native applicants.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Seeking postdoctoral fellowship opportunities? John Hopkins maintains updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for postdoctoral investigators. Click here for a comprehensive list of postdoctoral opportunities. The downloadable list is updated regularly.