Graduate Programs

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Achieving Success and Navigating Challenges in Graduate School With Dr. Justin Grimes

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Discover the keys to success in graduate education, making informed decisions, and leveraging resources effectively. Graduate school can be both a thrilling and daunting journey, filled with challenges and opportunities that require strategic planning, resilience, and a clear set of goals. In a recent episode of “Victor’s in Grad School” hosted by Dr. Christopher Lewis,

From Nutrition to Public Health: Kim Snodgrass’ Inspirational Path to a Master’s Degree

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Kim Snodgrass

In the latest episode of Victors in Grad School podcast, Dr. Christopher Lewis introduces us to Kim Snodgrass, a current Master of Public Health student at the University of Michigan-Flint. Kim’s story is an inspiring testament to perseverance, resilience, and the unyielding spirit to succeed, even after two decades away from the academic world. This

Masters, Specialists, Doctorate: Ja’Nel Jamerson on Graduate Education

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Ja'Nel Jamerson

Embarking on a journey through graduate school is a significant undertaking, filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. In a recent podcast episode of Victors in Grad School, Dr. Christopher Lewis sat down with Ja’Nel Jamerson, the CEO of the Flint Center For Educational Excellence, to delve into Ja’Nel’s educational journey and the lessons he

Finding Success in Graduate School: A Physician Assistant Student’s Path to Achievement

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Hannah Richard

Embarking on the path to becoming a physician assistant is a significant journey filled with challenges, growth, and invaluable experiences. In a recent podcast episode of Victors in Grad School, host Dr. Christopher Lewis had a compelling conversation with graduating physician assistant student Hannah Richard. The dialogue delved deep into Hannah’s personal journey, from her

From Teacher to Learner: Sasha Wakefield’s Path to Continuing Education

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Sasha Wakefield

Embarking on the journey of graduate education is a significant milestone in one’s life. It is a pathway filled with self-exploration, knowledge acquisition, and transformation. In the podcast episode featuring Sasha Wakefield, a high school math teacher from Clio, Michigan, her story reflects the essence of this transformative journey. With a passion for learning and

Masters of Business Administration: A Journey of Lifelong Learning and Success

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Jennifer Phillips

Embarking on a journey through graduate school can be both challenging and rewarding. In a recent podcast episode of  Victors in Grad School, Jennifer Phillips, a graduate of the University of Michigan Flint’s MBA program, shared her personal journey and the lessons she learned along the way. Her experiences offer valuable insights for current and

Graduate School Success Strategies: Lessons in Femtoring

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Embarking on the journey of graduate school can be a transformative experience, especially for first-generation students of color. In a recent episode of Victors in Grad School, Dr. Christopher Lewis engages with Dr. Miroslava Chavez-Garcia and Dr. Yvette Martinez-Vu, coauthors of “Is Grad School For Me,” to delve into their personal narratives and invaluable advice

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

Marsha Hare’s Journey: Balancing Work, Grad School, and Success in Information Resource Management

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Marsha Hare

Entering graduate school is a significant step in one’s academic and professional journey. It requires careful consideration, motivation, and a clear vision of how it will contribute to personal and career growth. In this week’s Victors in Grad School Podcast, Marsha Hare, an international logistics analyst with XPO Logistics, shares her inspiring journey from undertaking

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