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NextProf: Preparing the Next Generation of Scientific and Technological Leaders

Developed by expert faculty, Michigan Engineering’s annual NextProf workshops have established a reputation as preeminent events in a nationwide effort to strengthen the next generation of academic leaders.

NextProf’s innovative model gives participants a candid view of academic life, along with the tools and network to support their success.

Each workshop brings together a cohort of engineering Ph.D. students, recent doctoral graduates and top faculty from Michigan Engineering. 

Attendees will leave NextProf with a clear understanding of the profession.

  • Meet mentors & future collaborators – expanding personal networks
  • Attend panel discussions with successful faculty
  • Learn about the faculty search process
  • Prepare for the academic job market
  • Plan for the rigors of first faculty positions
  • Understand how to build a successful research program

Take the Next Step

Register for the 2018 NextProf – Michigan Engineering Workshop scheduled for May 23, 2018. 

“There were too many lessons and nuggets of wisdom to pick a single one. This workshop was outstanding – from the comprehensive and honest overview of faculty life, the detailed information about hiring, to details about starting and growing a research lab. The unfettered access to tenured and tenure-seeking faculty was a unique opportunity I suspect that few have had in this process. The workshop was a home run, and I hope that many future generations of academic-minded Michigan engineers will have an opportunity to participate. ”  – 2015 NextProf – Michigan Engineering Workshop