Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

Finding a Balance between Life and Grad School

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Blog By Katelyn Harvey Deciding to start a graduate program is a big and often intimidating decision, especially when you have a family to support or need to work to support yourself. However, excelling in a graduate program while maintaining a healthy balance between school, work, and family is possible. I am currently a second-year

Being Involved as a Graduate Student

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Blog By Cody Chapman All throughout my undergraduate years, I was heavily involved in activities on and around campus. Being a part of the university to me meant being more than just a student. I wanted to contribute to the growth and success of the university, other students, and to myself. Being an active member

Masters of English Language and Literature Graduate Program

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by James O’Dea I honestly cannot imagine a better way to enter the summer months. After two semesters of full-time graduate courses in the Masters of English Language and Literature (MAELL) program, I have enjoyed much more than just the relaxed schedule of spring. To start, I was asked to be the new editor-in-chief of

Coincidental Timing

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Blog By Derek Ochodnicky As in most things in life, timing is everything. That has been the story of my life the last two years. I seem to have been in the right place at the right time. That’s how I got into the MBA program, started career and met my girlfriend. I am getting

Graduate Student Internship – UM-Flint MPH program

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Blog By Shirley-Ann Osei Onomah Two years of a program is actually much shorter than you’d like to think. For some, the thought of moving up the corporate ladder with their newly earned qualification is extremely exciting, whereas for the rest of the populace with no idea how or where to proceed, the concluding days

No One is Too Old

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Grad Blog By Angela Repke, MA in English Language & Literature Graduate Student   Making the decision to spring into another grad degree as a stay-at-home-mother in my mid-thirties was a bit daunting. I resigned from teaching high school English to tackle the kids for a couple years, but I needed more. So, before entering

Riverfront Housing Life: Q & A with Hima Mohanty

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by Himanandini Mohanty, MS in Computer Science & Information Systems student. Learn more about Riverfront Housing for graduate students by clicking here.  What drew you to live on campus? I am a graduate student studying computer information systems and am currently residing at Riverfront Residence Hall at UM-Flint. The residence halls are located in the downtown

Reshaping a Career

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By Anita Richardson, MA in Applied Communication graduate After working for nearly a decade as a regional communications representative and spokesperson in the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Bay Region, I realized I had reached the pinnacle of my career. So, I left my job and returned to graduate school at the University of Michigan-Flint

Embracing Diversity: Students celebrate Diwali at UM-Flint

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Embracing Diversity: Students celebrate Diwali at UM Flint by Himanandini Mohanty, MS in Computer Science & Information Systems student Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year at UM Flint. This year, the celebration was a huge success as students from the campus community came together to make the event a fun-filled experience. The Indian

“Never Quit Learning!”

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“Never Quit Learning!” by Master of Public Administration Student & Student Veterans Resource Center Employee, Helen Budd “I’m finally done!” Famous last words!  After I graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Cleary University in 2009 with a concentration in Non-Profit Management, I thought my higher education career had finally ended and I could