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 gsg-prodev@mtu.edu 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: https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart

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 gsg-prodev@mtu.edu with any questions. 

REGISTER