Graduate Programs

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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

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

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

Life Balance and Learning in Grad School: Insights from Physical Therapy Student Natalie El-Zayat

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Entering graduate school can be a daunting prospect, especially for first-generation college students like Natalie El-Zayat. In a recent episode of the Victors in Grad School podcast, Natalie shared her experiences as a second-year Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at the University of Michigan Flint, shedding light on her journey from undergrad to grad school

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