Micro-credentialing program

Showcase skills and experience with digital badges

In response to surveys of faculty, students, alumni 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

See below for available micro-credentials and criteria.


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-credentials

Read more about how students and professionals are using micro-credentials:

Support

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who received a micro-credential during the 2016-2017 academic year can contact gradschool@wayne.edu for support or check the Earning Credit Knowledge Base for tips and instructions on account setup, sharing badges and more. To set up or manage your account, visit the Wayne State Graduate School Credly website. Qualified recipients will be notified by an email from the Graduate School including instructions for accepting and sharing their micro-credential.

Core Competency micro-credentials

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

Writing skills
Writing skills
Writing skills
Abstract writing
Writing skills
Dissertation writing
Writing skills
Fellowship writing
Oral presentation skills
Oral presentation skills
Oral presentation skills
3-Minute thesis
Oral presentation skills
Poster presentation
Oral presentation skills
Job talk
Career planning
Career planning
Career planning
Building an online network
Career planning
Career planning
Career planning
CV to resume
Career planning
BEST Community Engagement
Career planning
OISS-BEST Phase III
Career preparation
Career preparation
Career preparation
Career exploration
Career preparation
Internship experience
Career preparation
Research Statement
Career preparation
Teaching portfolio
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
Conflict management
Inter-personal awareness
Empathy & perspective-taking
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