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60 Days of Fall Connections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the connections going this Fall semester.

Who said your summer of connections has to end? Throughout October and November, virtually connect with LSA's best and brightest who are established professionals, industry leaders, and subject experts in their fields. Discover the career pathways they’ve carved out, the opportunities they leveraged, the challenges they faced, the experiences they encountered that led them to where they are now—and channel all these insights as you actively make decisions about your next steps. 

From September 20 to November 20, here are 3 ways you can hear from LSA alums:

  • Join our Alum Connections for 1-hour informal, virtual Q&A sessions (sign-up below)

  • Get your career questions answered in our quick & easy Alum Advice videos on the Hub’s IGTV (watch latest video below)

  • Gain first-hand insights from our in-depth Alum Stories (read latest article below)

 

Make sure to check back frequently for new Alum Connection sessions, Alum Advice videos, and Alum Stories!

 

Check out the latest piece of Alum Advice

LSA alum Jonny Imerman (Psychology '98) is no stranger to life challenges.

As a cancer survivor and co-founder of the nonprofit CLOZTALK, Jonny shares short yet encouraging advice with LSA students on navigating this pandemic and events of this tumultuous year.

 

 

Latest Alum Story: Kiesha Jackson

Hear how this LSA alum and Detroit native transformed tragedy into human achievement. As founder and director of a local nonprofit, Kiesha shares with LSA stuents a blueprint on how to build a nonprofit from scratch—and how to live a meaningful life through purposeful work.

“You still need a business plan because a nonprofit is still a business,” Kiesha instructs. “You build your team, you go and get funders and money to pay for it, and you go forth and conquer. You have to be profitable if you want to help your community.”

 

Sign up for upcoming virtual Alum Connections

Marketing, community development, law & public policy, sales, and more—Alum Connections brings students and alums together for in-depth career conversations that are authentic and personal. Each session is an hour-long live, virtual Q&A where you can get rich career insights and apply those learnings to your own career exploration and professional development.

RSVP below, but hurry to avoid the waitlist!

 

Thursday, October 29th

Alum Connections with Chief of Staff, Cachavious English 

Connect with experienced policy advisor and government professional Cachavious “Chay” English, who currently serves as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Terri Sewell.  Cachavious has built a career around serving communities, a passion he developed as an undergrad LSA student, and has a wealth of experience drafting, analyzing and advancing legislation in areas like tax, financial services, foreign affairs and agriculture related issues, capital markets, banking, trade, housing reform, rural development, and consumer protection. Join this session to learn about what it’s like to work as a chief of staff, finding purpose through work in public service, and advocating for others.

 

Friday, October 30th

Alum Connection with Chief Strategy Officer for the City of Lansing, Judy Kehler

Judy has a history of positively impacting organizations in the public and private sectors, especially now as the Chief Strategy Officer for the City of Lansing where she is leading a first-of-its-kind operational assessment of municipal government. Join Judy for an inspiring conversation about how she harnessed the power of her General Studies major towards transformational change in her career (hint: she wanted to combine the critical thinking skills and business acumen from communications and media with a practical understanding of accounting) and what it’s like working on a municipal level.

Alum Connection with Marketing Strategy Analyst, Nick Cormier 

Connect with marketing strategy expert and LSA alum, Nick Cormier (Psychology ‘12), who currently designs the digital customer experience at UPS at their corporate headquarters in Atlanta. Nick’s main responsibility is understanding consumer behavior within their freight business. Along with his broad and extensive experience across numerous industries and roles, Nick has set up shop in over 10 cities and will share with LSA students his strategies for getting to know new places, relocating, making career pivots, and navigating challenges, especially challenges brought on by COVID-19.

 

Past Alum Connections

 

 

The connections don’t have to stop there.

Engage with these alums and many others on LSA Connect, a networking and career mentoring platform exclusively for LSA students.