Julie Loesel is a senior sales consultant at a major pharmaceutical company and an alum of the MSHL program. A full-time worker, wife and mom, going back to graduate school was something she'd always wanted to do, but it had been 10 years since she'd walked into a classroom. "The program's faculty members have been an inspiration," says Julie, "You couldn't ask for a better support group
Before Julie enrolled, assistant professor Rene Hernandez read her letters of recommendation and insisted that she join the program, telling her to ignore her fears and take the chance. Since then, Julie says she's also learned interpersonal strategies from Terry Moore, retired CEO of MidMichigan Health. His leadership gave her the skills to be a better leader in the workplace, she says, and it drastically changed the way she approaches her coworkers.
In Julie's opinion, one of the best things the program offers is its participants' diversity. "With all these people coming together to attain this master's degree, it's a great opportunity for networking," she says. "There are people at different levels of their career and education.