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From the Banks

May 2020 Alumni Updates

From the Banks

May 2020 Alumni Updates

What to watch to honor our newest alumni...

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 has faced unprecedented challenges and employed their “Spartans Will” perseverance to overcome many uncertainties. Dean Sanjay Gupta acknowledges their achievements and wishes our graduating Broad Spartans well as they take their next steps.

Hear From the Dean
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Special message from alumni, faculty and staff

A special video message was put together based on congratulations and well-wishes that our Broad faculty, staff and alumni have submitted to

Watch the Video
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Relive MSU’s virtual commencement ceremony

On May 16, MSU hosted a virtual commencement ceremony for all undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees at the end of the 2020 spring semester.


See the Ceremony

What to read to be inspired...

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Broad Spartans stand together

Many of our alumni are stepping up to overcome challenges amid COVID-19 and proving that without a doubt, Spartans Will.

Read the Stories
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Best way to shelter in place? With wine from a Spartan-owned small business

Spartans rally support on social media for Hickory Creek Winery, owned by Broad College alumnus Adam McBride.

Hear From Adam
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Moving MSU online: Behind the scenes with Jeremy Van Hof and Kate Sonka

Hear from a few Spartans who were instrumental in moving the university’s services online amid the pandemic.

Read the Q&A

How to effectively stay connected...

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Five is the magic number of people for making Zoom calls effective

Workplaces across the country have gone virtual, and people are feeling the strain of wading through endless video meetings and email chains. As Eli Broad Professor of Management John Hollenbeck explains, you can make your organization’s virtual communication less painful by understanding and working within our human cognitive limits.

Escape Video Call Misery
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Managing Through Crisis Summer Series

Join us soon for a weekly series on managing through the novel coronavius pandemic. The series will include live webinars, participant Q&As and continued discussion on social media.



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Access development programs online

Our Executive Development programs are now online! With live virtual office hours and one-on-one discussions, you can get exactly what you need from home.

Browse Open Programs

Where to go for career-related resources...

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Visit the Broad Connect Resources page

The Broad Connect online community is a great place to find career management videos, view and post hiring opportunities on our job board and more.

Explore the Resources
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Tap into the CareerShift database

MSU is offering all alumni 60 days of free access to CareerShift, a robust job search and employer contacts database. View aggregated job postings, search employer contacts, set up job alerts, manage search strategy and access free job search tools and webinars.


Get Started
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Consider hiring a fellow Spartan

Talented MBA students were midway through interviews when companies froze hiring due to the COVID-19 crisis, and some students found themselves without a full-time position on graduation. If you or your organization have a talent need, please contact Palmer Career Management Center Director Marla McGraw.

Reach Out

When to mark your calendar...


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Global Spartans Virtual Reunion


8:00AM – 9:00AM



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Business and Bagels: Daring Leadership


8:00AM – 9:45AM



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Eli Broad College of Business
Business College Complex, 632 Bogue St Rm N505
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
(517) 355-8377 |

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