Sarah Spies

Master of Arts in Higher Education

Field of Study: MA in Higher Education - Individually Designed

Year in Program: 2nd Year

Where do you HAIL from? Ohio

Prior degree(s): B.A. in English from Kent State University

Before coming to UM: I worked as a marketing assistant at New Towne Mall for two years prior to coming to U-M. I primarily worked with social media marking, selling ad space, and planning events.

Why your program? U-M was my top choice because it was somewhat close to home, and the program was well-respected. I was interested in learning from the faculty while getting experience at my internship. Looking back now, I am pleased with this choice, especially the experience I'm getting at my internship.

The best part of SOE so far: I think the camaraderie of my cohort has been one of the best parts of this program. While we have a somewhat large cohort, I feel like I've gained so many lasting friendships and a strong professional network. I can't wait to see where everyone goes from here!

After graduation: I plan to pursue work advising students seeking international experiences, but I'm open to other possibilities depending on location!

Teach me something! I've loved going to trivia each week! Ashley's has trivia Monday, Pretzel Bell has trivia Wednesday, and Arbor Brewing Company has trivia on Thursdays (and those are only the one's I've been to)! If you have friends visiting in the summer, I highly recommend Vinology's brunch, and a float down the river for some activity ideas.