Graduate Programs

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Balancing Work and Research in Pursuit of a Master’s in Biology With Arianna Elkins

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Dr. Christopher Lewis, the host of Victor’s in Grad School, recently had a compelling conversation with Arianna Elkins, a student in the master’s in biology program at the University of Michigan Flint. The discussion delved into her journey from undergraduate to graduate studies, the decision to pursue a joint degree program, the importance of balance

Finding Success in Graduate School with Kyle Jankowski: A Journey of Resilience and Passion

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Navigating the World of Graduate School Graduate school is a significant step in an individual’s academic and professional journey. The decision to pursue advanced education often arises from the desire to broaden one’s knowledge, enhance career prospects, or delve deeper into a particular field of study. In a recent episode of the “Victors in Grad

Advice from Admission Professionals on Succeeding in Graduate School

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Welcome back to the Victors in Grad School podcast! In today’s episode, titled “Advice from Admission Professionals on Succeeding in Graduate School,” we bring you a unique and insightful perspective on graduate school success. Our host, Christopher Lewis, attended the NAGAP conference in New York City and had the opportunity to speak with admission professionals

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

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

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