Category: Career Advising

GSG Hosts Grant Writing Seminar

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, will be conducting a seminar on Grant Writing from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 12) via Zoom.

Larson specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with.

Please send any topics or questions you wish to see discussed to so we can structure the seminar to better suit your needs. Those who participate in the seminar will get a chance to enter a raffle draw.

by Graduate Student Government

Graduate Student Scholarship Application Support – Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service

Graduate advisors and students:

The Graduate School is providing support, including personalized writing support along with a Canvas course, for the U.S. Department of Defense science, mathematics, and research for transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service.

About the SMART Scholarship for Service:

The program offers scholarships for bachelors, masters and Ph.D. students pursuing STEM. While in school, students will receive full tuition, monthly stipends ($25,000 – $38,000 per year), health insurance and book allowances, as well as summer internships that range from eight to 12 weeks. Upon degree completion, scholars begin working in a civilian position with their sponsoring facility. For complete details, visit:

Application due date: 5 p.m. (EST), Tuesday, Dec.

Support Provided:

Interested applicants will receive individualized writing support from qualified staff members on their application drafts. In addition, applicants will be added to a Canvas course designed to support them throughout their application process. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director.

The DoD is providing a free SMART Application Webinar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, (Nov. 10). Register here.

by Sarah Isaacson, Graduate School

Michigan Tech GSG Career Fair Prep Workshop (September 2020)

September 16, 2020:

Being well prepared for a Career Fair can make a big difference in your employment opportunities. And with the recent changes related to COVID-19, you might wonder what the best ways to prepare look like. 

The GSG will be hosting a Career Fair Prep workshop on Wednesday, September 16th, from 4 to 6pm. Chris Hohnholt, Assistant Director of Career Services and Career Advisor, will be leading the discussion and answering your questions about resume writing, (virtual) interviews, internships and co-ops, and professional grooming. 

Feel free to contact Yasasya Batugedara at with any questions.