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Career development opportunities are available through The Graduate School and the MFA program.

Graduate School Office of Professional Development: The OPD (538 Goodell Building) offers assistance for graduate students throughout the year. OPD offers over 250 events per year, including grant writing classes, research workshops, and brown bag lunches with speakers on topics like academic publishing and effective teaching. For more information, contact their office at 413-545-0669 or email.

Personal Career Advice: Students should expect to work primarily with their thesis advisor for specific advice tailored to their concentration and career goals. Students may also consult with other MFA and English Department faculty.

Writers @ Work: Writers @ Work is a series of professional development workshops offered through the academic year, hosted by the MFA program and featuring professionals—lawyers, doctors, real estate agents, museum executives, agents, editors, and others representing the way writers and poets make their living in the world.