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Adrian College Professional Development

Move Your Professional Development Forward

Beyond the coursework, research, and presentations, your graduate experience will continue to help you grow and develop professionally. Through programs and events, the Graduate Studies faculty will help you identify potential areas for growth, develop skills in those areas, and help you manage your next career move with a competitive advantage.

Begin your path toward success in your chosen field. Throughout the year, each graduate program identifies professional meetings, internships, and hands-on experiences for you to attend that will give you the knowledge needed to be positioned as an expert when you graduate.

Networking and Workshops

As the Department of Graduate Studies continues to grow at Adrian College, students will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers through planned and informal gatherings, such as:

  • Graduate student social events
  • Networking events with community and industry leaders
  • Student success workshops
  • Professional planning workshops
  • Assistantship and internship Opportunities

Contact the faculty in your graduate program for current opportunities.

Professional Memberships for Graduate Students

Looking to stay up-to-date on everything that’s happening in your field? Many professional organizations offer student memberships at a reduced rate. Below are just a few of the many choices available to explore.


The American Finance Association (AFA)
American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)
Association for Financial Professionals, Inc. (AFP)
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

Athletic Training

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)

Criminal Justice

American Correctional Association (ACA)
American Jail Association (AJA)
International Association for Identification (IAI)

Industrial Chemistry

American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
ASM International
The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

Sport Administration and Leadership

National American Society for Sport Management

Teacher Education

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
National Association of Research in Science Teaching (NARST)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)