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