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Professional Development

The Graduate School at MSU offers career and professional development resources that focus on four professional skills that are key to career and professional development:

  • Planning
  • Resilience
  • Engagement
  • Professionalism

The PREP Program at provides students access to numerous career mentoring workshops on writing, public speaking, teaching, and other aspects of graduate education.

You can find more information about the PREP program and other career services by downloading their PowerPoint. [Download PREP PowerPoint]

In addition, Michigan State University's Career Success is a gateway to resources, programs, and events that will help you get from where you are now to where you want to be professionally 

MSU also has a Graduate Career Services Office at that provides career counseling and other valuable resources.