Graduate Student Resources

graduate students at december 2017 graduation
Graduate Students at the Decemeber 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Graduate Student Opportunities


2019's Three Minute Thesis Competition is coming! 

February 7th, 2019

Charcoal Room, University Center

Graduate students who doing original research and are graduating in May, August, or December 2019 are eligible to compete! Sign up by February 1st to participate! 

What is Three Minute Thesis? Check out our helpful presentation. 


Remember to check out the Winter Semester's Graduate Student Workshops! Check out the workshops page for dates and times!


Looking for a graduate assistantship? Check here first


Student Scholarship Opportunity

The Helen and William Milliken Scholar Program is a competitive $6,000 internship that will inspire the Great Lake State’s next generation of environmental leaders.


The Helen and William Milliken Scholar Program will provide an unsurpassed practical experience to Michigan college students who aspire to honor the Milliken legacy with a successful career in environmental law, policy and/or advocacy.  Over time, we expect to see Milliken Scholars in top decision-making positions, leading Michigan to a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future.


The Basics.  Each year a Michigan college student will be selected through a competitive process.  The winner will receive a $6,000 prize and complete 400 hours of service learning with MEC. Winners may complete their 400 hours of service learning during any 16-32 week span in the 12-month period following their selection.


The service learning experience will focus on a “big idea”—an innovative policy concept or cutting edge advocacy tool—that will help restore Michigan to its once-proud place as a global leader in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.  Revolving around that “big idea,” the internship will involve:


·In-depth research and production of a written report that’s ready to be shared with the world;

·Intensive practice in policymaking processes and various forms of advocacy, including media communications, organizing and lobbying; and

·Opportunities to build relationships, receive mentoring from leaders of Michigan’s environmental community past, and present.  


The winner will be recognized along with the recipients of The William and Helen Milliken Distinguished Service Award and The Petoskey Prize for Environmental Leadership at the MEC Environmental Awards Celebration, which is held annually in spring or early summer.

For more information, reference this form



Webinar Series: "Getting Started in Sponsored Research"

Follow this link to access a series of six webinars to help guide you through the ins and outs of conducting informed and meaningful research. "The Getting Started in Sponsored Research webinar series is ideal for faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and residents, community members, patients and others who want to see the 30,000-foot view of sponsored research. This live webinar series is offered at no cost." Upon successful completion of the 30-min. webinars, participants will receive a certificate!


Follow this link to Career Services' list of skillbuilders, where students ca learn about honing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and more. Workshops hosted by Career Services are open to all NMU students, and last approximately one hour.


Below are links that provide information on ways to stay connected with NMU, available services and other links you might find helpful about the Marquette and campus communities. 

If you were unable to find information you were looking for, please contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you. We can be reached at 906-227-2300 or