Graduate Programs

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Chief Diversity Officer’s Journey: Tips for Thriving in Graduate School

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David Luke

Embarking on a journey to graduate school comes with its own set of successes and challenges. The path to achieving success in graduate school is seldom a straightforward one. In this enlightening conversation, we sit down with Dr. David Luke, the chief diversity officer at the University of Michigan-Flint, to delve into Dr. Luke’s experiences

From Undergrad to Success: Jeff Sharkey’s Graduate School Journey

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Jeff Sharkey

The Importance of Continuous Learning In this week’s Victors in Grad School we welcome Jeff Sharkey, Vice President for Tru Treasury, as he shares his insights into the journey of success through graduate school. A key takeaway from his experience is the importance of continuous learning. His decision to pursue a graduate degree was driven

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

Tips for Success in Graduate School and Resources to Explore: Insights from Samara Hough

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Entering graduate school is a significant decision that often requires careful planning, finding the right resources, and making the necessary adjustments for success. In a recent episode of “Victors in Grad School,” hosted by Dr. Christopher Lewis, the conversation with Samara Hough, the director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality at the University of

Quion Wheeler’s Journey in Public Administration and Law Enforcement

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The transition from undergraduate to graduate school can be challenging and daunting, especially for first-generation college students. In this blog post, we will delve into the experiences of Quion Wheeler, a detective and school resource officer with the Pontiac School District, who pursued a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Michigan’s Rackham

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: RoShawndra Opara

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Hello, and welcome back to another week of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re covering RoShawndra Opara of our Ed.D program! RoShawndra’s current studies are a continuation of her undergraduate focus, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education, specifically in PreK-12th grade teaching, with an emphasis on English and Math. In 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.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Meghan Bleck

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It’s the return of the Graduate Student Spotlight! This week, we’re highlighting Meghan Bleck! Meghan is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Certification! She majored in History and Criminal Justice in her undergraduate degree, and takes a special interest in studying sexism in middle and high school settings, and how

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