Author Archives: Kristi Coleman

Spartan Showcase: Undergraduate Research Clarifies Professional Aspirations

Rising fourth-year Michigan State University (MSU) student, Andrew McDonald, knows much about balancing responsibilities in the pursuit of his goals. Triple majoring through the College of Natural Science, the College of Engineering and the Honors College, McDonald is studying computer …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Spartan Showcase: Passion for Learning Sparked a Career in Student Support

As a three-time graduate of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Education, alumni Greg Steele is a lifelong learner with a deep-running connection to the university. Earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2002, Steele would go on …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Global Projects Internship

A passion for law drew Michigan State University undergraduate Annie Hamaty to the James Madison College. Studying both Social Relations and Policy and Comparative Cultures and Politics, Hamaty has learned how different policies impact domestic and international communities, which was …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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Spartan Showcase: Gaining Experience within a Grassroots Organization

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

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

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

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

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

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 …

By Sammi Williams
Sammi Williams Social Relations and Policy Major
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