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SPOTLIGHT

Tom Smith, class of 2011
What I found most valuable is the connections I have made with generally like-minded people. Even though some have already moved back to somewhat distant locations, I feel these are important life-long connections which surely will continue to be of value to us all.

Vince Rozzi, class of 2011
The most valuable aspect of the MS3 program is its people.  I encourage any incoming MS3 student to fully engage their classmates, professors, and anyone else they meet at SRU or through other connections facilitated by your studies.  Ask them tons of questions!  Hang out often!  You have a unique opportunity to hear and process numerous points of view on a wide array of subjects, while challenging yourself to expand your own view through these interactions and of course your studies.  AND hopefully you'll gain some good friends along the way. The most valuable aspect of the MS3 program is its people.  I encourage any incoming MS3 student to fully engage their classmates, professors, and anyone else they meet at SRU or through other connections facilitated by your studies.  Ask them tons of questions!  Hang out often!  You have a unique opportunity to hear and process numerous points of view on a wide array of subjects, while challenging yourself to expand your own view through these interactions and of course your studies.  AND hopefully you'll gain some good friends along the way.
 
For those of you who may struggle to pick a "direction" or "focus" during your time (as I did), I suggest picking something that really interests you, NOT a subject that you think will get you a job after graduation.  The MS3 program gives you an opportunity to study and improve a field that you are truly interested in, or of which you maybe already a part.  That interest and your skills will get you where you need to go in terms of employment.

Cory St. Esprit, class of 2011
I was offered a job with the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy in Bay City, MI as the Land Protection Specialist, which I'm pretty excited about. I'm going to head out there this weekend just for a final look-around to make sure it's what I really want but I'm excited to get out of the church and into the field. I'm going to get to do GIS work, and community outreach/environmental education projects, monitoring properties, and a bunch of different stuff like that. The Exec. Director was also really excited and said "With your graduate education and experiences, we see you being able to move into very different roles within the organization." I'm so pumped to jumpstart my career!