Workshop on Wednesdays help NMU members achieve success


Graphic courtesy of Graduate Studies and Research

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor

Graduate Studies and Research will be hosting a Workshop on Wednesdays addressing graduate topics in research and professional development. The first WOW event will be held today from 12-2 p.m. in Jamrich room 1315 to discuss the Student Fulbright Grant.

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs,” the event page said. “Join us to learn how to apply for this grant and potentially secure funding for your educational endeavors.”

New for 2021, those who complete workshop assessments can earn a digital badge in professionalism or research. These badges are digital emblems displaying learning in a subject. Digital badges can be displayed on resumes, curriculum vitae and social media to show that the student has training in a subject not shown in traditional certificates and degrees.

“Digital badges contain metadata that future employers can access by clicking on the badge and reading details about what training and education the badge signify,” the virtual workshop badges webpage said. “NMU has partnered with Credly to provide digital badges to students.”

Workshop categories are identified with a single letter. Ones that fulfill a research track requirement will be marked with an R and ones that fulfill a professionalism track requirement will be marked with a P.

“Workshops that can be used to go toward either track will be marked with a W,” The virtual workshop badges webpage said. “To gain a badge in one of the categories, no more than one Wildcard (W) workshop can be used toward the badge count.”

Those who are unable to attend the workshop today can look for future WOW events either on the Hub or on the Graduate Studies and Research website.