Spartan Showcase: Gaining Experience within a Grassroots Organization

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Michigan State University third-year student, Reese McCaskill Jr., dreams of a career in public service. Majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and Social Relations and Policy at James Madison College (JMC), McCaskill Jr. hopes his coursework in policy will …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: A Career in Higher Education

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Though Michigan State University alumna Kelly Holdcraft had a passion for communications, she was persuaded by a family member to major in political science. Graduating from the College of Social Science in December 1992, Holdcraft would embark on a career …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Dedication to Advocacy Work and Volunteering

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As a transfer student from Pennsylvania State University, Amy Flaherty came to Michigan State University’s campus with aspirations to become a lawyer. Eventually, her coursework in the College of Social Science sparked a passion for sociology and steered her in …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Working as a Mechanical Engineering Intern During the Pandemic

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Jack Lambrix has opened the doors to his future through his internship last summer with DTE Energy at the Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, MI. Lambrix is in his third year at MSU pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in …

By Julia Wallace
Julia Wallace Applied Engineering Sciences Major
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Spartan Showcase: Having a Mentor Can Influence Your Success

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Spartan alumna Megan Marie Conlon looks back fondly at her time spent at Michigan State University, where her career journey began. Conlon graduated with her bachelor’s degree from MSU’s College of Natural Science in 2010. She then worked three years …

By Julia Wallace
Julia Wallace Applied Engineering Sciences Major
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Spartan Showcase: Becoming a Global Packaging Project Engineer

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Rachel Grandell always had a passion for engineering. When she came to Michigan State University, her coursework in the College of Engineering helped her narrow her interests, leading her to pursue a degree in Biosystems Engineering with a concentration in …

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Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: A Career Journey from Animal Science to International Affairs

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Michigan State University alumna Gretchen Neisler’s passion for animals led her to the university’s Animal Science program. To enrich her academic experience, Neisler joined the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and participated in various Animal Science student organizations. Graduating in 1993 …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Passion for Science

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From a young age, Michigan State University alumna Elizabeth Donelan had a passion for animals and zoological studies, volunteering and taking courses at the Cincinnati Zoo during her youth. This passion led her to MSU, where she majored in Zoology …

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Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: 20-year Journey with PepsiCo

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After attending an event through the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, alumna Aimee Ludwig discovered her passion for Supply Chain Management.

During her undergraduate years, Ludwig took advantage of MSU’s social and professional environments, attending sporting …

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Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Gaining Patient Interaction Skills as a Phlebotomist

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The global pandemic did not deter third-year Michigan State University and Lyman Briggs College student Mia Kochanek from continuing her professional development. Majoring in Human Biology, Kochanek completed both online and in-person training to become a certified phlebotomist. Today she …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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