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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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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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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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Campus Diversity Resources and Training Programs

The Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity offers graduate students, postdocs, and faculty many opportunities to strengthen skills in the areas of inclusion, diversity awareness, and cross-cultural competency. Here is their interactive chart of professional development opportunities  – both online and in person training. Topics...

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Online Writing Support

Online Writing Tutors Writing tutors are available to help grad students improve English writing mechanics, (e.g., paragraph transitions, subject-verb agreement, or verb tense.) They can also help with any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming, to major...

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Campus Writing & Editing Support

The Writing Center The Writing Center, located in the Student Success Center, offers writing support to Mizzou graduate students. Its staff and tutors come from all majors and are familiar with a variety of writing styles and formats. Please note...

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Research Compliance

Research compliance is a complex administrative area and includes research integrity, human subjects protection (the Institutional Review Board (IRB), research animal care and welfare (Office of Animal Resources, Animal Care Quality Assurance and the Institutional Animal Care and Use...

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Managing and Using Research Data

Data skills are in high demand by employers. Why? Because data are transforming society all around us – from science and engineering to medicine, finance, and business. Data Visualization The ability to teach others about your research findings is job...

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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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Leadership & Management Courses

Leadership Courses The following professional development courses are open to all graduate students across campus. Bus_ad 7340, Ethics & Leadership (1.5 credit hours.) Case studies, discussion, and readings used to integrate critical thinking about ethical issues into business decision. Development and application of...

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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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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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