Graduate Programs

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Lessons in Time Management and Success: Dylan Straka’s Grad School Experience

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Welcome back to the Victors in Grad School podcast, where we have conversations with students, alumni, and experts about finding success in graduate school. I’m your host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, and today we have a fascinating guest joining us. Dylan Straka, the Vice President for Finance at Premier Security Solutions and one of the Greater

The Value of Experiential Learning: Kris Johns’ Secrets to Success in Graduate School

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Welcome back to another episode of the Victors in Grad School podcast! In today’s episode, we have a special guest, Kris Johns, who will be sharing his educational journey and offering valuable advice on pursuing a graduate degree. Kris will delve into the importance of learning how to learn, the demanding nature of graduate school,

How do I balance work and life while attending graduate school?

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Attending graduate school while working can be challenging, and finding a balance between work, school, and personal life can be even more difficult. However, with some planning, organization, and prioritization, it is possible to manage your time effectively and achieve a work-life balance while pursuing your graduate degree. Here are some tips to help you

Intentional Choices: Dr. Precios Armstrong’s Path to Academic Achievement

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, we have a special guest, Dr. Precios Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong is the special education supervisor for the Jackson County Intermediate School District and an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University. Dr. Christopher Lewis, the director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan, Flint, is excited

From the Classroom to the Capitol: The Impact of a Public Administration Degree with Jim Ananich

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, our host Christopher Lewis welcomes a special guest, Jim Ananich, CEO of the Greater Flint Health Coalition and former Michigan State Senate Representative. In this episode, Jim shares his experiences and discusses how his education played a role in his career. The conversation begins with Jim talking

Shifting Goals and Helping Others: The Power of a Nonlinear Journey with Shelly McFarlane

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, host Christopher Lewis sits down with Shelly McFarlane, a criminal defense attorney who shares her journey from undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan Flint to law school at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Throughout the episode, Shelley reflects on the importance of flexibility and finding

Do Your Research and Talk to People With Olivia Roe

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast, we are joined by Olivia Roe, second year Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Today we talked to Olivia Roe about her own educational journey leading her from receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University to attending the University of Michigan-Flint

Connect With People That Attended Your Program Before You Start with Dayne Hopkins

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This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast, we are joined by Dayne Hopkins, Communications Specialist at the University of Michigan. Today we talked to Dayne Hopkins about his own educational journey leading him from receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint to receiving a Master of Arts degree in Applied Communication,

How do I pay for graduate school?

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Graduate school can be an expensive investment in your future, but there are several ways to pay for it. Here are some of the most common ways to pay for your graduate education: In conclusion, paying for graduate school can be a challenge, but there are several options available to help make it more affordable.