Maximizing Student Development (MSD) Course
The MSD Course is comprised of the various modules below designed to facilitate your graduate experience.
The initial IMSD Bootcamp offers workshop topics such as “Learning to learn” and “Wellness”, which will prepare you for your first year in graduate school. You’ll also be welcomed into our diverse community of graduate students at Rutgers and have the opportunity to ask questions of those who are a few steps ahead of you on their own PhD journey.
Developing your own skills as a researcher is a key part of being in graduate school. Having “the right person” to teach and mentor you during your training is important. Finding someone who fits your learning and work style will be key to your success. In the workshop, we’ll discuss how to find the lab and research mentor that is the right person for you.
The path to a PhD is a marathon, not a sprint. In this workshop, we discuss the journey you’ll take and how to take advantage of professional development opportunities that Rutgers offers while having fun along the way.
In this workshop we discuss strategies to present your research so that everyone will appreciate and understand the importance of what you are studying and the impact of what you’ve discovered.