Graduates of the Learning Systems & Design program work in a wide variety of fields across the United States. From designing training materials to keep firefighters safe to creating interactive exhibits at one of the country's largest zoos, our graduates help individuals learn and organizations succeed.
"Doors that I didn’t even know where part of my journey have opened since I completed this degree at SVSU. After viewing my capstone project/portfolio, I was offered an opportunity to interview for an e-Learning internship at Volkswagen Group of America. After completion of my internship, I was offered a position as an e-Learning specialist. I use what I learned during my classes each and every day! My confidence in my technology and design skills have lead me to create web-based courses that are viewed by employees all over the globe including the Chief Operating Officer in Germany! I wouldn’t be where I am today without this experience!"
Education, Training and Human Relations,
International Association of Fire Fighters
"Pursuing this degree at SVSU was the best professional decision I could have made to transition from teaching into business. I learned the dynamic use of so many different educational technologies and was able to use them with my current students, plus I learned how to successfully address adult learning theory and instructional design principles to think outside of the classroom."
Curator of Education,
Detroit Zoo-Belle Isle Nature Zoo
"A large part of my role is to support educational programming. In doing so, we do a large amount of project management and planning, during which my practice in the ADDIE and other methods (including Gantt charts) has been extremely beneficial. Other skills that I practiced in the program that I have utilized in my practices here include utilizing technology such as trail cameras with the Director of Conservation for collecting data for research on particular animals (or with summer campers), implementing the use of electronic surveys (and the significance of asking exactly the right questioning) and evaluation, utilizing iPads for citizen science programs, regularly reviewing the accuracy and functionality of our website, writing blogs and articles that may reach from 65,000 to 500,000 viewers on social media, collaborating with colleagues via shared documents and project management databases and distance learning methods (we ARE on an island, after all) and designing professional development and/or workshops for local teachers, colleagues, or ecological collaborators on the island."
"SVSU provided me with an amazing atmosphere to study for my life-long dream of working in Educational Technology. All of my professors truly cared about me in my path to obtaining my degree. The class sizes were small, which led to better interaction and an overall better experience. I am currently in my “Dream Job” and SVSU had a vital impact on getting me to this point."