Micro-credentialing program

Showcase your skills with digital badges

In response to surveys of faculty, students, alumnyoutubei and industry partners, the Graduate School has identified five core competency areas that are critical to successful degree completion, scholarly and creative contributions and leadership roles across diverse career paths. This initiative issues corresponding micro-credentials in each of the five areas:

  • Communication
  • Career Development
  • Ethics
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Leadership & Professionalism

A micro-credential, also called a digital badge, is a tool for showcasing the skills and experience that may not be readily apparent by reading an academic transcript, resume or CV. These badges are shareable via social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Mozilla Backpack). They can also be embedded on a personal or professional website or added to an email signature to demonstrate skills and experience to prospective employers, colleagues and peers.

Getting ahead with micro-credentialsdigital badge

 

 

Stefanie BaierStefanie Baier, Postdoctoral scholar, Academic Affairs, Student Success, Office of the Provost

"In the past, I have used traditional approaches to building my resume. I have learned that more and more employees even in academia are using professional job sites on social media to select candidates. Micro-credentialing is an exciting way for me to build a portfolio of digital badges which will benefit me when I am on the job market." View Stefanie's Credly profile for micro-credentials earned >

 

JAvad RoostaeiJavad Roostaei, Ph.D. Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

"I am a lifelong learner. I am eager to learn as many as skills I can in my career and life. GPPD seminars give me the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the area. I have attended many seminars in Wayne State University. Negotiation Skills, Leadership, Resume to CV, Microaggression, Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), and Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) workshops, just to name a few. I am very happy that we have this cool micro-credential program now for some of the workshops. To show my accomplishments, I can easily add the certificate to my LinkedIn and employer can also see and verify them much faster." View Javad's Credly profile for micro-credentials earned >

Support

Have a question about micro-credentialing? See our FAQ page for more informaiton or check the Earning Credit Knowledge Base for tips and instructions on account setup, sharing badges and more. Qualified recipients will be notified by an email from the Graduate School including instructions for accepting and sharing their micro-credential.

Core competency areas

Explore the tabs below for an overview of available and future micro-credentials. Clickable badges connect to a description and criteria. 

Career planning
Career planning
Career planning
Building an online network
Career planning
CV to resume
Career planning
Career planning
Career planning
BEST Community Engagement
Career planning
OISS-BEST Phase III
Career preparation
Career preparation
Career preparation
Research Statement
Career preparation
Teaching portfolio
Career preparation
Career exploration
Career preparation
Internship experience
Research ethics
Research ethics
Research ethics
Responsible conduct of research
Research ethics
Teaching ethics
Inter-personal awareness
Inter-personal awareness
Inter-personal awareness
Negotiation skills
Inter-personal awareness
Empathy & perspective-taking
Inter-personal awareness
Conflict management
Inter-personal awareness
Building a mentor network
Diversity + inclusion
Diversity + inclusion
Diversity + inclusion
Microaggressions
Diversity + inclusion
Bystander intervention
Diversity + inclusion
Cultural sensitivity
Intra-personal awareness
Intra-personal awareness
Intra-personal awareness
Work-life balance
Intra-personal awareness
Intersectionality
Intra-personal awareness
Personality traits
Leadership
Leadership
Leadership
Leadership styles
Leadership
Task delegation
Leadership
Mentoring101
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