This week on the Victors in Grad School podcast we are joined by Dylan Luna, a Business Development Manager for the Flint and Genesee Economic Alliance. Dylan has a unique and interesting experience with higher education. He studied at Michigan State for his undergraduate degree, but returned to receive a Master’s degree in Educational Studies
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Do I Need Graduate School to Change Careers?
Changing careers can seem like quite the challenge – there’s so much to take into account, it can get difficult to tell where to start! There’s training to consider, where to apply, how to gain the skills necessary to switch and more. If you’ve been thinking about changing your path, you’ve likely thought about these,
Join us on March 22 at the Virtual Fair for Online Graduate Programs
UM-Flint will be at the Virtual Fair for online graduate programs on March 22, 2022. Are you interested in receiving a graduate degree online? If so, come to the fair to find out more! Share the Event! Virtual Fair for Online Graduate Programs – March 22, 2022
COVID 19: A Chance to Come Together
It can be so easy to get caught up in the grind of life when you are focused on your own tasks. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has in many ways revealed a lot about how quickly each of our worlds can change. Working as a critical care nurse has allowed me to see how impactful
Working at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan during a pandemic
Like most students, I am used to juggling. I have mastered the skill of prioritizing. I rely heavily on caffeine and I can multitask with the best of them. Before COVID-19 hit the United States, I was managing being a mother, a student and 60 plus hour work weeks spread over two jobs. With the
Facing a pandemic head-on as a Public Health student
As a student in the Masters of Public Health program, the shifting of class format from in- person to completely online has revealed a number of obstacles, but also opportunities. When UM-Flint first made the announcement that classes would be going online, I think there was a lot of apprehension and uncertainty in how the
Receiving the King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellowship
For the past 21 years, I have been teaching as a part-time lecturer at a number of colleges and universities in California (where I am originally from) to Canada, and now in Michigan, where I reside. I had always wanted to teach, even when I was earning my undergraduate degree, and when I began working
AR Wiencek on Year One in the Occupational Therapy program
I obtained my bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Idaho. I found myself deciding between three doctoral programs, and ultimately chose the University of Michigan’s Occupational Therapy (OTD) program here at UM-Flint. I was excited to move closer to my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
Scholarship and Support: Arahshiel Silver’s Experience in the MA in Liberal Studies Program
After finishing a bachelor’s degree in history “better late than never,” Arahshiel Silver knew she wanted to continue her education and began looking for a master’s program that fit her needs. She considered many factors when choosing a program, but most importantly, she was looking for the flexibility to pursue the research that motivated her.
Amy Coughlin Talks Personal and Professional Growth in the MA in Literacy Ed Program
When I made a career transition from classroom teacher to literacy interventionist, I wanted to get my reading specialist endorsement, and I was thrilled to learn UM-Flint offered an MA in Literacy Ed program. The program is almost entirely online, so I can teach, parent my 2- and 4-year olds, and fit in the coursework