Graduate Programs

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Overcoming Challenges and Finding Success in Grad School: A Journey with Dr. John Long

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Graduate school is a challenging yet rewarding journey that demands determination, resilience, and a passion for learning. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the insightful conversation between Dr. Christopher Lewis and Dr. John Long, a senior lecturer in engineering at Deakin University in Australia. Dr. Long shares his remarkable journey through graduate school, offering

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

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.

From Surgical Tech to Physician Assistant: Brittany Douglas’s Journey to Medical Career Success

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In this episode of “Victors in Grad School,” the host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, interviews Brittany Douglas, a physician assistant student at the University of Michigan Flint. The podcast focuses on the journey of students, alumni, and experts and how they find success in graduate school. Brittany Douglas discusses her unique path to becoming a physician

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

From Undergraduate to Ph.D.: How Grace Carey, Ph.D. Found Success in Graduate School

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In this episode of Victors in Grad School podcast, Dr. Christopher Lewis interviews Dr. Grace Carey about her educational journey and career. Dr. Carey began her academic path at the University of Michigan Flint, earning a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology with a minor in international and global studies. She later pursued a Ph.D.

Exploring Different Avenues: Lora Phelps’ Path to a Master’s Degree in Public Administration

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Welcome to another exciting episode of the Victors in Grad School podcast! In this episode, our host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, sits down with a special guest, Lora Phelps, an early college dual enrollment coordinator. Lora shares her journey from undergraduate to graduate school, discussing the pivotal moments and decisions that led her to pursue further education.

Lessons Learned: Scott Gifford’s Insights on Deepening Understanding and Continuous Learning

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Welcome back to another episode of the Victors in Grad School podcast! I’m your host, Dr. Christopher Lewis, and today we have a fantastic guest joining us. Scott Gifford, a Principal Engineer at Amazon, will be sharing his journey through graduate school and his success in the field of computer science. Scott started his academic

Intentional Choices: Dr. Precios Armstrong’s Path to Academic Achievement

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On this episode of Victors in Grad School, we have a special guest, Dr. Precios Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong is the special education supervisor for the Jackson County Intermediate School District and an adjunct professor for Grand Valley State University. Dr. Christopher Lewis, the director of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan, Flint, is excited