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Graduate Education Week

A collaboration between MU Graduate School and the MU Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Graduate Education Week (or “Grad Ed Week”) is held annually in the fall semester. The 2018 theme is Career Exploration, and consists of the following schedule...

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Exploring Diverse Career Paths

Considering a career path outside of higher education? There is a growing interest in alternative careers for academics (“Alt-Ac”) outside of higher education. Professional associations like the American Historical Association, the Modern Languages Association, the Council of Graduate Schools, and...

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Communicating Scholarship to the Public

Graduate Certificate in Science Outreach The objectives of the certificate are to teach students how to integrate research and outreach, and how to facilitate a dialogue with the public.  Coursework concentrates on increasing the ability of students to communicate...

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Storytelling Training

What is Storytelling? From ancient times, storytelling has been a primary means of sharing and preserving cultural history across generations. Storytellers’ narratives served many purposes: transmit knowledge, preserve traditions, inculcate morals and values, or simply, to entertain. Through the use...

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Mizzou 3 Minute Thesis (3MT)

*Registration is now closed for the 2018 competition* Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an international research communication competition, designed to help students improve public speaking skills with public audiences. At Mizzou, 3MT® is also a professional development program that includes training (storytelling workshop), practice...

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Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program

Purpose of the PFF Program The Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) helps doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars learn about faculty roles and job expectations and helps ensure that future faculty are prepared to meet the challenges of the current...

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Salary & Benefit Negotiation

Before you negotiate any type of job offer (e.g., academic, business, government, industry, nonprofit), here is what you need to do: Convince yourself that negotiation is in your best interest. Understand the negotiation process and terminology. Discuss disciplinary norms and nuances with your mentor. Calculate...

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Job Interviews

You can handle any type of an interview if: you understand the selection process, and practice anticipated questions. You should practice answering behavioral interview questions, and the S.T.A.R. interviewing technique is a great way to organize your thoughts. What should you wear?...

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Academic Job Search

Faculty, research and administration positions in higher education generally are posted on national sites. American Association of Community Colleges Their job bank contains job vacancies at community colleges across the US. Vitae by Chronicle Careers  Considered by many as...

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Networking

In today’s job market, it is likely that networking can help you land a job. Networking takes of bit of getting to know others as well as being known (favorably!) by others. And when it comes to e-networks e.g., LinkedIn, it is...

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Minor in College Teaching Program

Approximately 93% of all colleges and universities in the United States are institutions in which teaching and professional service are emphasized as much as or more than research. The Minor in College Teaching (MICT), available to all MU graduate...

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CIRTL at MU

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM educationin...

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PFF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The PFF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent Mizzou Ph.D. graduates and current Mizzou postdoctoral fellows to more fully prepare for an academic career. The program’s application deadline occurs each spring for the following fall when funding is...

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GRAD 9050: Building Leadership Potential with Transferable Skills

This is a 1 hour specialized leadership and transferable skills course that helps doctoral students recognize their potential and versatility for careers within and beyond the academy.  Framed by Brent Ruben’s Leadership Competency Scorecard 2.01, the syllabus is organized around four...

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Entrepreneurship Programs

Allen Angel Capital Education Program The Allen Angel Capital Education Program is a student group of mid-Missouri investors. Through cross-disciplinary collaboration, students enable entrepreneurs to grow through careful analysis of business plans. Students invest in high-growth start-up companies by...

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Transferable Skills

As a grad student or post doc, you are building disciplinary expertise and a repertoire of research skills. Job-specific skills are colloquially referred to as “hard skills.” Less visible, but equally important, are the “soft skills” you have acquired: problem...

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