Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Elliott Hall, Room 200A
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2751

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Graduate Student Series

Join Us for CETL Workshops

Graduate students are invited to attend any CETL workshops. They are recommended for grad students who aspire to be faculty and who are generally interested in teaching and learning in higher education. Please direct any questions to CETL at

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Launching Your Career After Graduate School

Facilitated by Charlene Hayden, CETL Faculty Fellow

These sessions are for graduate students who want to explore a future career in academia and beyond.
Sessions take place 5:30-7:00 pm. Light snacks available.
There is no cost to OU graduate students. Students who attend the full series and complete each session's Reflection and Application activity will receive a certificate upon completion.

Click each title below to register for one or all sessions. All sessions will take place in the CETL Learning Studio (200A Elliott Hall) with a virtual option via Zoom. View recordings, activities, and other resources on the Launching Your Career After Graduate School eSpace.

  • Seeking a Position in Higher Education (or Not!)Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    • Strategize your job search for either academic or non-academic positions
    • Tailor your curriculum vitae to match your job type 
    • Craft an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Tenure-Track Life: The 3-Hat Balancing Act Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    • Learn about the 3 main tasks of a tenure-track faculty member
    • Compare the responsibilities for STEM and non-STEM disciplines
    • Assess which career path fits best with your strengths and interests
  • Preparing Your Teaching & Diversity StatementsThursday, March 23, 2023
    • Reflect on your teaching & learning experiences to date
    • Learn how to craft your teaching statement
    • Understand what a “diversity statement” is and how to write your own
  • Current Trends & Tips for Successful TeachingTuesday, April 18, 2023
    • Learn about the most recent trends in quality teaching
    • Discover what “pitfalls” to avoid and tips for success as a new instructor