Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

Giving Up Is Easy, Push Through With Shittu Kudirat

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Shittu Kudirat who is just completing her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. Shittu Kudirat and I talk about her journey as an international student at the University of Michigan-Flint and what she had to do to transition

Graduate Student Spotlight: Laura Willard

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Today, for our weekly spotlight, we’re looking at Occupational Therapy student, Laura Willard! Laura is in her third year of her doctorate studies, and is happy to learn something new everyday! She has been interested in Occupational Therapy for some time, and loves the ability her program provides her with to learn from experienced mentors

Graduate Education Gives You A Seat At The Table With Scott Shaw, Ph.D.

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Scott Shaw, PhD who is Dean and Professor of Social Sciences and Human Services at Grace Christian University in Wyoming, Michigan. Scott Shaw and I talk about his own journey toward continual lifelong learn through many different degrees that ultimately were built

Graduate Student Spotlight- Michelle McLaughlin

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In today’s Graduate Student Spotlight, we’re looking at Nurse Practitioner student Michelle McLaughlin! Michelle is focusing on Acute Gerontology, which is the science of old age and aging, and the specific health concerns older individuals face. Michelle is excited to expand on her nursing knowledge with this focus in gerontology, and enjoys all of the

Financial Aid for Graduate Students: What you need to know with Sara Cyrus

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Sara Cyrus who is a Financial Aid Administrator at the University of Michigan-Flint. Sara Cyrus and I talk about her own journey from getting her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University to recieving her Master’s degree in Public Administration from

Graduate Student Spotlight: Elena Ghormley

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It’s time again for the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week’s student is Doctorate of Physical Therapy student, Elena Ghormley! Elena is a generous and civic-minded student of Physical Therapy. As part of her program, Elena is studying how to best help patients achieve their independence and maintain their health. Elena is deeply invested in her

Don’t Make a Hasty Decision on Graduate School With Samantha Klaskow

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Samantha Klaskow who is the Director of the Academic Success Center at Kettering University. Samantha Klaskow and I talked about her journey from the University of Michigan-Flint to Grand Valley State University and how even though her academic background was different than

Graduate Student Spotlight: Kirah Osentoski

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Hello everyone! The Graduate Student Spotlight is back for the new year, and we’re featuring even more of our impressive student body! In today’s Graduate Student Spotlight, we’re highlighting Physician Assistant student, Kirah Osentoski! As a Physician Assistant student, Kirah is studying methods to help patients and improve their lives. She’s hard-working and committed to

Lean Into People With Real World Experience in your Graduate Programs With Rob Bielby

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Rob Bielby who is the Managing Director at Huron where he blends a strong analytical background, with over 10 years of experience in primary and secondary statistics and data analysis, with a love for client and team interactions, strategic thinking, and a

Keep The Vision & Not Losing Faith With Percy Glover

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Percy Glover who is the Executive Co-Director of Community Engagement for the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. Percy Glover and I talk about his journey from the University of Michigan-Flint to Central Michigan University and how graduate school really opened his eyes to