Opportunities for Graduate Students

Please explore the list of involvement opportunities for graduate students found below. Don’t forget to also check out our general involvement page as it provides even more resources that are available for all students!

Engineering Graduate Symposium: Is a College-wide event that provides an opportunity for doctoral and master’s students to present their research and network with faculty, prospective students, current graduate students, and corporate sponsors.  In addition to presenting, students are invited to serve on the planning committee or to volunteer during the event.

Graduate Student Community Grant Program: Provides funding and advice for creative initiatives that enhance the collaborative spirit among graduate students in the College of Engineering and promote a sense of community

Graduate Student Achievements: Check-out the amazing achievements of our graduate students

Graduate Student Advisory Committee: Each department has a PhD and master’s student representative who serves as a liaison between the College and department, advocates for changes and provides ideas and feedback on College initiatives

Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)’s mission is 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 that will support connections and social involvement among students across cultures and programs of study, work with the Graduate School and other schools and colleges to support professional development and other initiatives to benefit international graduate students at the University, and provide these students with a voice and a platform for advocacy on issues that affect their success and well-being.

Lunch & Lab with a Graduate Student Mentoring Program: The Lunch & Lab with a Graduate Student Mentoring Program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about graduate life and the application process from a current graduate student – and get a free lunch and possibly a lab tour in the process.  Students are matched based on preferences.  Mentors are provided with Munchie Money to pay for a meal at a Union eatery.  The program runs from September-November and January-March. For more information please email Andria Rose at ajrose@umich.edu

Graduate Advising: Mentorship between faculty and graduate students is an important part of the graduate experience. In order to help support this, Rackham has provided numerous resources for both faculty and graduate students. These resources include mentoring guidelines and tips, workshops, and consultations.