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You Belong Here

Welcome to the diverse community of Rackham graduate students and alumni.

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome will take place on Friday, August 31. There will be a welcome celebration in the Rackham Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Resource Fair from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

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Academic & Professional Resources

Learn about the people, offices, and tools that can help you thrive academically and stand out professionally.

Support System

Where to get help with challenges or problems either academically or in your personal life if the need arises.

Stay Connected

U-M is a big place, but you are never alone as a Rackham student. Stay connected to Rackham and to fellow students during your time here.

2018 Fall Welcome

Rackham's Fall Welcome provides newly admitted graduate students the opportunity to learn about Rackham and connect with the different resources and organizations that will enhance your experience at the University of Michigan. Come hear from Rackham Dean Michael J. Solomon and leaders from Rackham's student organizations at our Welcome Program. Connect with over 75 campus clubs and organizations at the Welcome Fair. Finally, finish the day by getting to know other students as well as the members of Rackham Student Government (RSG), Graduate Rackham International (GRIN), and Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) at the Welcome Block Party.

Friday, August 31, 2018

  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Welcome Program, Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Information Fair, Rackham Building
  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Welcome Block Party hosted Rackham Student Government, Graduate Rackham International (GRIN), and Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR), Palmer Field
resource fair

2018 Fall Welcome: Information Fair Guide

1st Floor – Lobby

University Career Center

Area of Interest: Career/Professional Development

The University Career Center is the central career office on campus. We serve graduate (both Master's and Ph.D. students) in exploring and preparing for non-academic jobs through individual programs, workshops, career fairs, and making connections with employers and alumni. Visit us early and often!

Development and Alumni Relations

Area of Interest: Rackham

Our goal is to show students the impact of donor funding on their graduate experience.

Rackham Student Government

Area of Interest: Rackham Student Government (RSG)

The Rackham Student Government (RSG) is the largest graduate student government at U-M representing over 8,000 graduate students within four divisions. RSG strives to improve the graduate student experience at the University of Michigan through academic and professional programs, extracurricular engagement, community service, and multi-level advocacy.

Rackham Facilities Office

Area of Interest: Rackham

Rackham Facilities provides information about renting space for graduate student organizations and graduate student study spaces.

Rackham Fellowships Office

Area of Interest: Rackham

The Rackham Fellowships office staff are available to discuss funding options that may apply to your situation, discuss application deadlines and requirements for the various Rackham Fellowships, and troubleshoot payment or Grad Care problems associated with a Rackham Fellowship.

Rackham North

Area of Interest: Rackham

Join us for regular gatherings to connect with Rackham staff and your peers. Share your feedback on what activities and programming you would like to see on North Campus, and learn what Rackham can do for you.

Rackham Academic Records and Dissertations (OARD)

Area of Interest: Rackham

OARD provides information and support to students, program staff, and faculty by maintaining academic records, conferring degrees, and providing guidance regarding Rackham and University policies and procedures.

Rackham Professional and Academic Development

Area of Interest: Rackham

Rackham staff will share about the range of programs we have to support students in developing the skills they need to be successful at Michigan and beyond as they transition to their careers.

Rackham Recruitment and Graduate Student Engagement

Area of Interest: Rackham

The Rackham Recruitment and Graduate Student Engagement team supports the recruitment of a diverse graduate student community and enhances the educational experiences of current graduate students by conducting outreach to specific affinity groups, supporting key points of transition, building community, and recognizing graduate student contributions and successes.

Rackham Resolution Officer

Area of Interest: Rackham

The Rackham Resolution Officer can help Rackham graduate students resolve concerns, problems, or conflicts with regards to University policies, procedures, and decisions. If your issues are not properly addressed or resolved, or if confidential issues need to be addressed, the Rackham Resolution Officer can help identify available options for resolution.

2nd Floor – Reading Room

Alternate Reality Initiative

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The Alternate Reality Initiative (ARI) is a student organization centered around virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technology. Through weekly meetings, ARI is fostering the next generation of XR innovators by hosting development workshops, discussing industry news, and connecting students to opportunities in the greater XR ecosystem.

American Society for Engineering Education Student Chapter at the University of Michigan

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The ASEE Student Chapter at the University of Michigan is a student-based organization committed to furthering education in engineering. We provide services to prepare members for a career in academia, educate undergraduate students about graduate education, and support increased involvement of underrepresented minority groups in academia and graduate school.

Association of Multicultural Scientists

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

AMS is a graduate student-run organization that promotes diversity within the graduate programs. Our primary role is to assist the members in the successful completion graduate school by offering programs and support which will meet academic, social, and professional needs in an atmosphere of cultural context and comfort.

Center for the Study of Complex Systems

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) is a multi- and interdisciplinary program at the University of Michigan designed to encourage and facilitate research and education in the general area of nonlinear, dynamical, and adaptive systems.

Engineering Career Resource Center

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

Our mission is to offer comprehensive career development services to College of Engineering students to support a successful transition from campus to career, and to assist employers with developing and maintaining successful recruiting relationships with Michigan Engineering.

FIRST Alumni and Mentors Network at Michigan

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

FAMNM inspires K-12 students to pursue STEM, business, and community outreach opportunities; supports Michigan FIRST mentors and volunteers; and works to develop a professional network of FIRST supporters at U-M. We transform U-M's culture through our family that fosters students' ability to be leaders in science, technology, and business.

Graduate Society of Women Engineers

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Michigan hosts events open to all College of Engineering graduate students with the aim of fostering a more vibrant and inclusive community.

INFORMS at U-M

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The INFORMS Student Chapter at University of Michigan is an organization for students interested in using mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, mathematical optimization, and other analytical methods to find better solutions to complex decision-making problems. We welcome students from any department to join us!

Michigan DNA Day

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

Michigan DNA Day is an annual event where scientists visit high schools across Michigan to present interactive lessons about genetics. We provide a unique opportunity for students to meet scientists, clarifying misconceptions of what scientists looks like, and breaking down barriers for students to follow scientific career paths.

Michigan Energy Club

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The Michigan Energy Club is a university-wide club that facilitates collaboration and education regarding technical aspects of energy developments. Through a variety of activities (discussions, seminars, outreach events, competitions, etc.) we provide a community for individuals to share their interests in energy.

Michigan Science Writers

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

We are a student organization dedicated to improving the written communication abilities of scientists, improving public understanding of science, and advocating for science communication as a field. We connect scientists to the public and promote mutually beneficial communication by providing structured training in writing and editing for graduates and postdocs.

Scientists for Outreach on Addiction Research

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

We are a group of interdisciplinary scientists aimed at building bridges across research areas and providing community outreach centering on addiction research. Future events planned on addressing marijuana and stimulant abuse: separating fact from fiction.

Society of Global Engineers

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The Society of Global Engineers (SGE) at the University of Michigan fosters an environment that allows students to explore career opportunities outside of their home country. We provide company contact, workshops for professional development, and student support to our driven engineers as they explore the job market.

Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists - Graduate Component

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

The Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists – Graduate Component (SMES-G) was founded to serve as a community and social network for graduate students of color within engineering and science disciplines. We believe in fostering a welcoming environment that is committed to community engagement.

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Area of Interest: Science & Engineering

Tau Beta Pi is the second oldest honor society in the country, and the only one representing the engineering profession. MI-G chapter at U-M is the second largest TBP chapter, organizing over 100 service, social, professional development, and outreach events every semester, most notably the Fall SWE/TBP Career Fair.

ScholarSpace at the University Library

Area of Interest: Student Services

ScholarSpace offers dissertation formatting assistance, workshops, and consultation services to help you develop digital literacy and design skills. Drop by our Open Hours to learn more about trouble-shooting your dissertation, managing a Canvas site, creating research posters, and other uses of technology in your academic work.

2nd Floor – West Hallway

Environmental Health Student Association

Area of Interest: Environment and Sustainability Groups

The Environmental Health Student Association brings currently enrolled Environmental Health Science students together in an informal environment for social and academic engagements. This organization prioritizes providing a platform for the development of professional relationships among students, faculty, and U-M's administration, as well as outside entities in public health.

2nd Floor – West Study Hall

MUSE (Michigan University-Wide Sustainability and Environment) Initiative

Area of Interest: Environment and Sustainability Groups

MUSE is a research community that encourages diverse perspectives and collaborates toward a sustainable future. Our mission is to connect and collaborate on human-environment research at the University of Michigan.

Out in Public

Area of Interest: LGBTQ+ Resources

Out in Public (OIP) is a professional organization within the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. OIP raises awareness of policy issues affecting the LGBTQ community. We sponsor seminars and workshops, hold academic events, and host social gatherings to promote communcation, education, and support to build an inclusive community.

Spectrum Center

Area of Interest: LGBTQ+ Resources

The Spectrum Center strives to create and maintain an open, supportive, and inclusive campus for LGBTQIA and similarly-identified members of the University of Michigan community.

ARRO: Grad Student Outdoors Club

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

Great adventures, great friends, and the great outdoors! Get involved in the myriad of Ann Arbor's outdoor activities! Activities include, but aren't limited to orienteering and adventure races (hike, bike, kayak navigation race), trail biking, runs/jogs, picnics by the river, downhill or nordic skiing, yoga, and camping.

Big Ten Voting Challenge-Ginsberg Center

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

We will be promoting the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan presidential initiative to increase student voter registration and turnout.

Center for Campus Involvement

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

The Center for Campus Involvement is a dynamic, student-focused department that serves undergraduate and graduate students campus-wide through its programs and student organization support. Through meaningful involvement, the Center creates transformative experiences, a vibrant community, and lifelong memories for University of Michigan students.

Health Policy Student Association

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

HPSA provides educational and professional development opportunities for students interested in health policy and advocacy. HPSA seeks to engage, equip, and employ tools of advocacy and sound policy-making through participation in events including guest speakers, local and national level meetings, panel discussions, policy outreach, and a variety of social activities.

Intellectual Property Students Association

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

The Intellectual Property Students Association was founded in the fall of 1988 in response to a growing student interest in intellectual property related practices. These practices, encompassed by IPSA activities, include: patent law (litigation and prosecution), copyright, trademark, software protection, trade secrets and unfair competition, entertainment law, and venture formation.

Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) is an inclusive society of scientists across the country dedicated to fostering and supporting the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists from all education levels.

Wolverine Disaster Relief Club

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

WDR provides opportunities for students to respond to disasters through educational, financial, and volunteer support.

Office of Campus Sustainability

Area of Interest: Environment and Sustainability Groups

We will provide Planet Blue water bottles (while supplies last) as well as information about our department and ways the students can get involved in sustainability on campus.

Students of Color of Rackham

Area of Interest: Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)

As SCOR we sponsor cultural, educational, and social programs and activities which appeal to graduate students of color. We build an environment in which all persons can network and acquire opportunities for leadership and professional development. We enhance the campus and community environment to promote academic growth and well-being among students of color.

Planet Blue Student Leaders

Area of Interest: Environment and Sustainability Groups

Plant Blue Student Leaders help to educate our campus community about the sustainability initiatives that are taking place and how new students can get involved.

Brazilian Zouk Dance Club

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performaning Arts Groups

Zouk Club is a dance club intended for everyone interested in the Brazilian dance called Zouk, body rolls, excessive hair whips, and access to a fun-loving local, national, and international community.

Center for World Performance Studies

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performaning Arts Groups

The Center for World Performance Studies (CWPS) was established in 2000 to serve the needs of faculty and a student body with an interest in the discipline of Performance Studies, expressly through a global lens. Since that time, CWPS has worked to offer a multidisciplinary space for artists, performers, scholars, and the community for intellectual interactions and public performances.

2nd Floor – East Lounge

Logistics, Transportation, & Parking

Area of Interest: Student Services

Logistics, Transportation, & Parking (LTP) provides logistics, transportation and parking services for employees, students, departments and visitors at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. LTP also operates and maintains over 27,000 parking spaces and provides campus bus service 360 days a year with roughly 55 buses serving 12 routes.

GradTONES

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performance

The GradTONES is the University of Michigan’s premiere graduate student a cappella group. The latter half of GradTONES actually stands for “Troupe Of Needlessly Educated Singers” highlighting our academic “achievements.” With music, we hope to foster interdepartmental interaction and camaraderie across graduate programs, from literature, to public health, to physics, to engineering.

U-M School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performance

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance presents more than 900 performances and events annually, and most are free. They include concerts by orchestras, bands, and choirs, and also by jazz, percussion, and world music ensembles; fully staged musicals, plays, operas, and dance concerts; lectures, master classes, and more.

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performance

The University of Michigan Museum of Art is a central part of teaching and research at the university as well as a celebrated public art museum.

Michigan Ballroom Dance Team

Area of Interest: Arts/Music/Performance

We are a competitive, collegiate ballroom dance team that seeks to share our love of dance by fostering a fun and supportive environment while striving for continuous improvement.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Area of Interest: Career/Professional Development

Want to complement your degree, stand out to recruiters, and become more knowledgeable about entrepreneurship by learning from U-M STEM graduates and technical founders? The Center for Entrepreneurship offers entrepreneurial programs and courses for undergraduate and graduate students in all schools and colleges across U-M.

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

Area of Interest: Career/Professional Development

CRLT is dedicated to the support and advancement of evidence-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the campus teaching community, including faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and administrators.

Graduate Employees’ Organization

Area of Interest: Career/Professional Development

GEO is the labor union representing graduate student workers. We bargain and enforce the employment contract for all GSIs and GSSAs.

U-M Work-Life Resource Center and Children's Centers

Area of Interest: Career/Professional Development

Our programs contribute to a culture supportive of personal/family life, and include on-campus Children’s Centers and the Work-Life Resource Center, which offers sick/backup care (Kids Kare), Campus Child Care Homes, information on financial assistance, and an online posting board of U-M students/retirees (Family Helpers) who offer babysitting and household help.

Emerging Markets Club

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

The Michigan Emerging Markets Club (EMC), founded at the Ross School of Business, comprises current and future leaders from the University of Michigan committed to exploring roles related to emerging markets. EMC serves as a one-stop support system for students willing to pursue a career for the growth of emerging markets through social impact and for-profit platforms.

Michigan Dining

Area of Interest: Student Services

We will educate students on meal plan options and all the retail locations on campus as well as services pertaining to nutritional information and healthy eating.

Office of the the Ombuds

Area of Interest: Student Services

The Ombuds Office is a place students may contact if they are having a problem or dispute with the University. The Ombuds is a confidential, neutral, and informal resource.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Area of Interest: Student Services

Our mission is to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Depending on the type and severity of the disability, SSD makes every effort to provide the appropriate accommodation for students registered with our office for academic success.

University Library

Area of Interest: Student Services

Learn about the services, resources, tools, librarians, and technology experts the library has to help you be successful. From journals and databases to publishing and data visualization, we can enhance your research and scholarly productivity. The library is your research partner!

4th Floor – West Conference Room

Counseling and Psychological Services

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

Counseling and Psychological Services strives to create an environment based on our values of multicultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical practices that foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, and consultation and outreach.

Depression Center

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

Campus Mind Works is a website and outreach program developed by the Depression Center to support student mental health. The website was designed to simplify access to resources and provide information about managing mental health in college. Free, bi-monthly education and support groups are offered on North and Central Campuses.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Area of Interest: Student Organizations

IHI Open School (IHI-OS) is an inter-professional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in healthcare improvement. This is a global learning community of chapters with opportunities to connect with like-minded students, faculty, and professionals around the world.

Recreational Sports

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

Learn about how you can stay active and healthy with Rec Sports! We offer everything from group fitness classes and open recreation, to casual or competitive team sports. We also have outdoor trips and gear, team building and leadership development opportunities. Find yourself here.

Sling Health

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

Sling Health is a bioengineering design and entrepreneurship incubator that helps facilitate student teams to address medical issues and improve healthcare. It is completely student run, bringing together engineers, medical students, law, and business students in small teams.

UHS Managed Care/Student Insurance

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

The Managed Care/Student Insurance Office staff assist clients who have University plans, no insurance or questions about insurance. We assist with processing referrals and scheduling appointments outside UHS, obtaining referrals, explanation of insurance benefits, other facilities' billing and processing claims

Wolverine Wellness/UHS

Area of Interest: Heath & Well-being

We provide information and referrals, provide early intervention, collaborate and consult, influence policy, and advocate for health for the U-M campus community. Well-being infuses our work.

University Unions

Area of Interest: Student Services

University Unions offer a variety of services, events, spaces, and involvement opportunities for the campus community. With three facilities: the Michigan Union, Michigan League, and Pierpont Commons (North Campus), the Unions are great places to meet friends, attend programs, grab food, shop, bank, get computing time, study, and more.

4th Floor – Assembly Hall

International Center

Area of Interest: International Student Resources

We serve the international population, facilitate intercultural and international education, and foster a global campus community.

International Institute

Area of Interest: International Student Resources

We bring the world to Michigan and send Michigan around the world. Our 17 centers and programs offer diverse academic degree programs and regularly host renowned global speakers. Each year, we distribute over $4 million to U-M faculty and students, resulting in approximately 500 awards for international study and research.

English Language Institute

Area of Interest: Learning Communities

ELI offers over 30 English language courses for graduate students in all U-M schools and colleges. Our classes enable graduate students to excel in their scholarly, instructional and professional endeavors. You can also take advantage of co-curricular opportunities such as a speaking and writing clinic, conversation circles, and workshops.

Michigan Journal of Public Affairs

Area of Interest: Learning Communities

The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs is dedicated to publishing innovative public policy-related articles drawn from a wide range of policy professionals, scholars, and graduate students. MJPA is the student-run journal of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Michigan Real Estate Club

Area of Interest: Learning Communities

The Michigan Real Estate Club (MREC) is one of the oldest and most distinguished clubs on campus with a rich 30+ year history rooted in innovation and excellence. Since its founding, MREC has worked to empower ambitious students interested in pursuing a career in real estate.

Women's Studies

Area of Interest: Learning Communities

The Women's Studies Department is a diverse intellectual community dedicated to excellence through feminist research, teaching, and activism. It seeks to build interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and students that bridge gender, racial, ethnic, economic, and national divides; create new knowledge about women, gender, race, class, sexuality, and disability; challenge unequal distributions of power; and improve the lives of all individuals and communities.

Munger Graduate Residences

Area of Interest: Student Services

Munger Graduate Residences provides opportunities for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines. Offerings from Munger Graduate Residences include events focused on networking, connecting students with the broader campus community, and helping students develop the skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.

CEW+

Area of Interest: Student Services

CEW+ empowers women and underserved individuals in the University of Michigan and surrounding communities by serving as an advocate and providing resources to help them reach their academic, financial, and professional potential.

Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)

Area of Interest: Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)

As one of the Rackham-sponsored organizations, Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) aims to develop an inclusive and diverse student-run organization to improve the experience of all graduate students, especially those who identify as international and/or multi-ethnic/racial/cultural at the University of Michigan.

Service Learning and Trans-disciplinary Education (SLATE)

Area of Interest: Learning Communities

SLATE is a collaboration between graduate students at UM with the Community Action Network. Its mission is to increase graduate students' awareness social economic disparities, develop meaningful mentoring relationships with young disadvantaged persons in a community setting, and to eliminate obstacles to thriving among the youth with whom SLATE works.

4th Floor – East Conference Room

Campus Chapel and Center for Faith and Scholarship

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

The Campus Chapel is a ministry in the Reformed tradition that sponsors worship, discipleship, fellowship, and service activities. It encourages students to consider their studies as their vocation from God. The Center for Faith and Scholarship is a study center fostering the presence of the Christian intellectual tradition at U-M.

Catholic Campus Community

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

This diverse community of graduate students offers excellent opportunities for community and faith exploration. We host mass, dinner, and discussion events each month, providing a welcome and reflective break from weekly pressures. Retreats, socials, and service opportunities are also hosted throughout the year.

GradCru

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

GradCru helps Master's, Ph.D., and Professional School graduate students to know God and Jesus Christ. Connect with the GradCru community wherever you find yourself on your spiritual journey. We have a lot of fun together. Many have said the best part of grad school was their time with GradCru.

Graduate Christian Fellowship

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

As the graduate chapter of Intervarsity, we seek to be a vibrant community through the study and application of God's word in our life together, faithfully praying for each other and our community, fostering the growing relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and each other, and serving those in need.

Michigan Hillel

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

We will advertise upcoming programs, weekly Shabbat dinners, and ways to get involved in the community through flyers and postcards.

Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF)

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF) is a Christian organization dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of believers within the university community as well as reaching out to others with the transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We meet every Thursday at Munger Graduate Residence. Email address: rechrifellow@gmail.com; Phone: 734-730-1541

Vedanta Study Circle at University of Michigan

Area of Interest: Spirituality and Religion

Vedanta Study Circle (VSC) at University of Michigan has been established to promote the study and practice of the ancient Vedanta philosophy, as propounded by Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda. The philosophy of Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of all religions.

Academic & Professional Resources

Computing & Technology

Do you know all the computing and technology centers and services available to you as a student? Now's a great time to get acquainted.

Libraries

The U-M Library system includes 20 libraries and access to many more through Inter-Library Loan. Five independent libraries add to the wealth of material at your fingertips.

Mentoring & Advising

Read "How to Get the Mentoring You Want" and find campus resources to strengthen your relationship with faculty and others who mentor you.

Professional Development and Paths to Careers

Rackham has multiple ways you can engage in professional development and explore careers, no matter what stage you are in of your graduate education.

Research Assistance and Support

Find information on statistical consulting, data services, and funding especially for doing research abroad.

Communication, Writing, Language

Expand your training as an instructor in any course and get support for your writing. Non-native speakers of English can also find an array of English language support.

How Rackham Helps

The Rackham Graduate School is home to over 8,200 students, about half the graduate students on campus. We offer centralized services and special opportunities for all Rackham students.

Academic Support and Social Events

Bringing together Rackham students to develop academic and professional skills, foster conversations across disciplines, and to mingle with fellow students outside one's program, department, or school.

Resolution Support

Providing a neutral environment to discuss concerns, receive guidance in instances of discrimination or harassment, and advise students on how to use university resources and policies.

Financial Support

Awarding over $50 million each year in fellowships and grants to support diversity in graduate education, dissertation writing, career exploration, presenting research at professional conferences, and emergency aid.

High Standards Across Graduate Programs

Working with faculty in Rackham graduate degree programs to improve the quality of graduate education, encourage innovation and effective practices, and build a diverse student community.

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