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Blogs from students, faculty & staff

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

A “Liberal” Path to Ph.D. at Waterloo

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In 2011, I decided to return to the University of Michigan-Flint for a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. It was difficult choosing between a Master of Arts in English and the Liberal Studies degree. What I really liked about the MA in Liberal Studies, however, was that it would allow me to pursue different

From Heart Failure to Home – MPH

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In 2009 Amy suffered an unexpected sudden cardiac arrest. Eight years later she’s excelling in UM-Flint’s Master of Public Health. Read Amy’s story below… On March 19, 2009, I suffered an unexpected Sudden Cardia Arrest that changed my life forever. This led me to need a heart transplant; I was transplanted with a new heart on

Q & A – Educational Technology & Suzette Elliot

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What is your previous degree(s) in and where did you earn it/them? Secondary Education with a major in Unified Science and minor in French from Wayne State University. Why did you select UM-Flint for your graduate studies? I found that the University of Michigan-Flint’s program provided me with the opportunity to earn an Educational Technology

“No Regrets” – Physical Therapy student, Khoa Lam

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The decision to come back to school after working for several years in the medical device industry was the easy part, following through with it was tough.  Initially I thought that this was some sort of phase that I was going through, a fleeting idea that was not really sensible for a guy who had