Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

Cities and Society

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Grad Blog by H.K. Kopesky, Master of Arts in Social Sciences student Every family seems to have at least one story about the past that gets told often. In my family, the story is about my Great-Grandfather walking over twenty-five miles from the country (from a potato farm) into the City of Flint (along the

Arts Admin Student & The Little Mermaid

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“Great educators are always pushing themselves to learn something new every day. Whether that is through personal professional development, or through an official course of study, that quest for knowledge and self-improvement led me to pursue this degree.” –Mr. Napper, Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program. Jonathan Napper

What’s the worst that can happen? …from a DNP student

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What’s the worst that can happen? By: Camilla Dunn RN, BSN So you have decided to go to Grad School?!  Are you nuts?  No, you are not nuts.  You are not crazy.  But you will think so throughout your journey, trust me on that. I am attending the University of Michigan-Flint for a Doctorate in

From a Helping Hand

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Hi Future Leaders, I am a proud student of University of Michigan-Flint and my name is Nida Qayyum. I am an international student, originally from Pakistan. Besides being a student of the Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems (MSCSIS), I am also a UM-Flint Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) as well as

Extracurricular activities during Grad school? Really??!!

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By DaMesha Jackson, MPA student Yes, it can be done and very enlightening! During my second year in grad school here at the U of M-Flint, I became involved in student government. This came about because I had always wanted to be in student government. However, in my undergrad I had other extra-curricular activities and

Single Parent Encouragement

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By DaMesha Jackson Single Parent Encouragement After getting divorced in 2012, I knew that I wanted and needed to finish my bachelor’s degree. I continued through my BSW program at the University of Michigan-Flint, and ultimately completed in 2014. After that, I wanted to get my Masters in Social Work to counsel people, specifically families

Need Encouragement for Grad School? Read Melissa’s post…

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Blog by Melissa Vong, MA in Early Childhood Education student  “When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” –Unknown I have never written a blog post before, but while my piece may be longer than some, if you need encouragement to pursue a graduate degree or to choose

Feral Swine Research – MS in Biology

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Feral Swine Research – Highlight of MS in Biology Student, Amberly Hauger Feral swine. That’s right, wild hogs. They are a bigger problem than you might realize. In numbers, feral swine can cause extensive damage to forests, agricultural lands, and Michigan’s water resources. They can also host many parasites and diseases that threaten humans, domestic

Beautiful Michigan! The View from an Out-of-State DPT

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Beautiful Michigan! The View from an Out-of-State DPT By Khoa Lam Spring is finally here and as a non-native resident, I have to say, it’s beautiful here in Michigan. Having lived for many years in Oklahoma and Missouri, I’m still adjusting to the remarkable landscape and scenery that makes this state so unique. It’s hard