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Where Can My PhD Take Me? BEST Program Orientation
September 15 2015 at 4:00 PM
Medicine, School of
WSU Graduate Students and Postdocs interested in discovering where their PhD can take them should attend to learn about the BEST program. A part of the Institute of Gerontology's Research Colloquium and Professional Development Sessions. Various speakers from the graduate school at the university will discuss the 2015 BEST Program Orientation.   WSU's BEST program helps doctoral students from all departments explore career opportunities beyond traditional academia, such as private sector jobs that require doctoral-level research skills, and research-oriented jobs in state and federal government.  Joining BEST is voluntary but could be highly beneficial to a graduate student career.  This introductory seminar will help you decide whether the program is right for you.  Read about the BEST grant in "Transforming Training to Reflect the Workforce." We will introduce the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training [BEST] program, designed to assist students in exploring career opportunities outside of traditional academic domains. Details will be provided about BEST’s slate of activities for fall 2015 and spring 2016. Participants in the 2015 summer Phase III field experience programs will be on hand to answer questions.  PHASE 1 Dates and Modules - All located in Margherio Hall from 4-6 pm September 21, 2015 - Teaching Module September 22, 2015 - Communication Module September 23, 2015 - Law Module September 24, 2015 - Business Module September 25, 2015 - Government Module To attend the BEST orientation or any of the Phase 1 modules, please register at WayneGradCareers. If you have any questions contact BEST@wayne.edu.
Intro to WSU Career Resources - Webinar
September 18 2015 at 12:00 PM
Online Programs
WSU students and Postdocs will see an overview of the career resources here on campus. An overview of the career services professionals, events and programs will help with fall planning for students at all levels. Intro to WSU Career Resources Join us for a webinar on Sep 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1212493413220062466 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Where Can My PhD Take Me? Careers in Teaching
September 21 2015 at 4:00 PM
Medicine, School of
Where can my PhD take me in the field of teaching?  A dialogue about career paths at the intersection of bioscience and teaching. Panelists from multiple universities and settings will share their experiences in launching their post-doctoral teaching careers. This event is the first in a series of career exploration panel discussions to be offered during the fall 2015 by the BEST program, an NIH-funded initiative to assist WSU doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists find out more about careers outside of traditional academic research settings. This session will focus on employment in undergraduate teaching, primarily at undergraduate institutions and community colleges.  Panelists include science faculty at Marygrove College, UD-Mercy, and area community colleges.  They will discuss the scope of their current work and the skills and expertise required for successful teaching at the undergraduate level. The session will conclude with a Q&A with faculty facilitators Dr. Matt Ouellett, Associate Provost and Director of the Office for Teaching and Learning and Dr. Andrew Feig, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean in the Graduate School. Please register for this event by clicking on the RSVP button at the upper right, which will take you to WayneGradCareers.
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Motor City Tap Fest
August 12 - 15

Welcome to Dance 
at Wayne State!

The dance program at Wayne State University is part of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and is one of the oldest and most respected in the country. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), our BFA and BS programs have a dual focus: contemporary modern dance and neo-classical ballet, also integrating choreography, dance history, and digital dance technology into the curriculum.  Our dance department offers the opportunity for study and training (with an emphasis on Central African) in the techniques of central and West African dance styles. Additional course offerings in dance education and world dance, as well as African, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet and other dance styles complete the program. Our state of the art studios and facilities are located in the center of the city’s Cultural District in midtown Detroit. Fifteen diverse dance faculty are nationally known for their work in technique, choreography, dance theory, Pilates, and dance technology.

The Maggie Allesee Guest Artist series allows students to regularly take Master Classes with, and dance in works by, renowned national and international choreographers, performers, and teachers. See a list of recent guest artists here.

The comprehensive curriculum in dance at Wayne State focuses on quality pre-professional dance training and education. Our nationally accredited program currently maintains an enrollment of 60 dance majors, a third of whom are consistently named to the Dean’s List and continue to distinguish themselves as Presidential Scholars, Wayne Scholars, and McNair Scholar Program recipients. The department enjoys important partnerships with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the Detroit Opera House, and the Music Hall Center for the Arts.

If you would like to join us in support of our efforts as we aspire to new heights in teaching, research, creativity and student excellence - training the next wave of dance performers, choreographers, and educators - click here to make a donation.

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance
Wayne State University
4841 Cass Avenue, Suite 3226
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone (313) 577-3508  Fax (313) 577-5691