Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

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

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