Citizen Scholar Graduate Earns Dual Degrees in Theatre and English

Jillian Schupbach is a Citizen Scholar who pursued two degrees in Theatre and English Literature with a minor in Musical Theatre and will be graduating this spring. As she prepares to graduate, she took the time to answer some questions reflecting on her MSU and Citizen Scholar experiences.

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Excel Network Shares Employment and Internship Tips During COVID-19

The Excel Network would like to share the following three resources to support students with tips on employment and internships during the COVID-19 pandemic: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Job and Internship Search TipsStudent FAQs for Remote (Virtual) Internships and Project-Based Work If you need help or would like some advice regarding employment or internship opportunities, you can schedule a virtual appointment with The…

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Film Studies Graduate Gains Experience Producing Capstone Film

Film Studies major Tessa MacDonald, who is preparing to graduate this spring, has gained real-world experience as the Producer of the 2020-2021 Fiction Filmmaking Capstone film, Varnish, which is about an elderly father seeking reconciliation with his son after abandoning him a lifetime ago to travel the world.  Work on the film began in September and it is set to be…

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Graduating Senior and Citizen Scholar Reflects on Time Abroad and More

Alia Jones is a Citizen Scholar majoring in Humanities-Prelaw with a minor in African American and African Studies and will graduate this spring. During her time at MSU, she has had many impactful experiences, including an internship abroad and a service-learning study abroad. Read about these experiences and more as well as the advice she shares with other MSU students…

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Spanish Graduate’s Education Enhanced by Citizen Scholars Program

Citizen Scholar Carla Simone is preparing to graduate this spring with a B.A. in Spanish and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). One of the highlights of her MSU education was a study abroad trip to Valencia, Spain, where she lived with a host family and took four Spanish classes. That trip was made possible…

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Citizen Scholar and Apparel and Textile Design Graduate Looks Forward to Fashion Industry Career

Emma Stubbs, a senior Apparel and Textile Design major and Citizen Scholar, is preparing to graduate this spring and looks back on the many experiences she has had while a student at MSU that will help guide her as a professional designer. Some of these experiences include a study abroad to Italy, a study away to New York City, and…

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Citizen Scholars Graduates Another Student from the Program

Spanish and Religious Studies double major Andrew Keller is this semester’s only graduate of the College of Arts & Letters’ Citizen Scholars program. And while he was unable to study abroad as he originally planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was able to help an organization that has helped him by donating his Citizen Scholars funding to them.

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Students Find Opportunities for Remote Internships

As Michigan State University pivoted to remote learning last spring, many College of Arts & Letters students also turned to remote internships over the summer and into the fall. Some students did remote independent internships while others participated in the Global Remote Internship Program, which helps students secure virtual internships with an international company or organization. Even through remote learning,…

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Alumna Designs Activewear for Under Armour

Alumna Jess Burkhardt is using the skills she learned at Michigan State University in her current position as an Associate Designer at Under Armour, a global manufacturer of sports and casual apparel and footwear. A 2016 graduate with a B.A. in Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) from the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Burkhardt tailored her undergraduate courseworkto fit…

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Graphic Design Student Graduates with Many Internship Experiences

Kelly Phalen graduated this month with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She also graduated from the College of Arts & Letters’ Citizen Scholars program.  During her time at MSU, Phalen has had several internships. For almost two years, she has been a Graphic Design Intern at the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at…

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