Graduate Programs

Blogs from students, faculty & staff

From MBA Program to Franchise Owner: Jennifer Keahl’s Inspiring Story

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Dr. Christopher Lewis, the host of Victors in Grad School, engaged in an enlightening conversation with Jennifer Keahl, a franchise owner and area developer for StretchLab. Through their discussion, Keahl generously shared her journey, from pursuing a graduate degree to leveraging her education in her professional ventures. The insights provided in their conversation shed light

Navigating the Shift: Going from Engineering to Business in Graduate School

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Embarking on the journey of graduate school is a significant milestone filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. In this week’s Victors in Grad School podcast we talk with Michael Weber, a retired General Motors global systems engineer, shared his insights and experiences about his transition from the workforce to graduate school. In this blog

Graduate Student Spotlight: Ekbal Alnajar

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Ready for the New Year? Before we leap into 2024, it’s time for one last highlight of 2023! Today’s Graduate Student Spotlight is for Ekbal Alnajar, a dual degree graduate student studying for his Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics *and* his Master of Business Administration! Ekbal is continuing his studies into business

Graduate Student Spotlight: Alivia Combs

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Welcome back to our regular Graduate Student Spotlight! Today’s graduate student is Alivia Combs, a Master of Business Administration student! Alivia is working hard as a graduate student, and enjoys her studies, taking a keen interest in her entrepreneurship classes. In her undergraduate degree, she studied music- now she focuses on marketing within her graduate

Ron Williams: Elevating Success through Education and Strategic Knowledge

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Graduate school is a significant undertaking that requires dedication, commitment, and a clear focus on personal and professional goals. This week on the Victors in Grad School Podcast we have a compelling conversation with Ron Williams, a successful business professional who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan – Flint.

Graduating Student Spotlight: Shannda Markee

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This December, we’re going to do something different for our Graduate Student Spotlight! Instead, it will be the return of the Graduating Student Spotlight! All December, we’ll be highlighting graduate students that will be finishing up with their degrees and graduating. We’re starting today’s Graduating Student Spotlight with Master of Leadership and Organizational Dynamics student,

Mastering Time Management: Leslee Whetstone’s Key to Graduate School Success

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In this episode of Victors in Grad School podcast, Dr. Christopher Lewis, the Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan Flint, speaks with Leslee Whetstone, the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan Flint. They discuss Leslie’s journey from earning a Bachelor of Arts in History to pursuing a Master’s

Empowering Students with Accommodations: Lessons from Chip Evans’ Work in Disability Services

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Welcome to the Victors in Grad School podcast, this week we interview Chip Evans, the Assistant Director of Disability Services at the University of Michigan-Flint. We explore Chip’s own graduate school journey, discuss accommodations for graduate students with disabilities, and offer valuable insights on succeeding in graduate education. Chip Evans starts by emphasizing the importance

Veterans in Grad School: Helen Budd Shares Insights and Advice

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In this episode of Victors in Grad School podcast, we discuss the importance of strategic preparation for graduate school with guest Helen Budd, the Program Manager for the Student Veterans Resource Center at the University of Michigan, Flint. Helen shares her own educational journey, highlighting her transition from a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) to

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