Category: Workshops and Institutes

Michigan Tech GLAS Spring 2021 Appointment Schedule is Now Available

by Sarah Isaacson, GLAS Program Director

Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) is a free program designed for international graduate students who wish to improve their English communication and cultural skills.

Through small-group conversations that matter, students gain experience participating in class discussions, responding to questions, and listening effectively.

GLAS coaches work with students to help them better understand U.S. university expectations and gain insight into what students and instructors expect from each other in the classroom. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach. All international graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the program.

The GLAS Spring 2021 appointment schedule is now available. Visit our page to learn more and to sign up for a weekly appointment.

Write-D for Michigan Tech BME, CHE, and CEE

Writing in the Discipline (Write-D)  announces  a new partnership with the Chemical Engineering Department beginning with the Spring semester.

Write-D provides a dedicated time and space (currently via Zoom) for graduate students to get work done and receive support on writing projects within their discipline, such as manuscripts, research proposals, etc. Guest speakers from the Department and industry visit to present briefly on research, writing, and publishing tips.

Currently participating departments and facilitators include:

Contact your department’s Write-D facilitator or Write-D Coordinator Sarah Isaacson, for more information.

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. 


NSF GRFP Workshop Announcement from Michigan Tech Grad School

Dear graduate students:

The Graduate School is offering support services to assist graduate students in applying for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program, including workshops and one-on-one writing support. Fellowship recipients earn an annual stipend of $34,000 from this prestigious NSF program.

Applications are due to the NSF between Oct. 19 – 22, depending on your discipline.

Workshop 1:

  • Overview and tips from a former NSF program manager
  • When: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4th
  • Presenter: Pushpalatha Murthy 
  • Meeting link: Make sure to sign in with your MTU account before joining the meeting to be admitted. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Workshop 2:

  • Crafting your statements: Content and organization
  • When: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept.
  • Presenter: Sarah Isaacson
  • Zoom meeting link: Make sure to sign in with your MTU account before joining the meeting to be admitted. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Personalized support:

  • Workshop participants will receive support via an NSF GRFP Canvas Course as well as individualized writing support from qualified staff members on application drafts. Click here for more details. Questions? Contact Sarah Isaacson, NSF GRFP Support Coordinator.