Weekly Digest-7.17-7.21

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Mentor Minutes-Jaimie Hutchison

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Spartan Jaimie Hutchison discusses her love for advising and empowering others to reach their goals.

 

Jaimie Hutchison is a leader in the education industry, focusing on program management, counseling, academic advising, career exploration, and college access. Her specialty is strengthening connections. She serves as School Counselor for Webberville Middle and High School.

Jaimie’s diverse work experiences have prepared her for focusing on the wide array of needs that high school and college students have. Prior to joining Webberville, Jaimie worked for several educational, government, and non-profit organizations in California, Montana, Colorado and Michigan.Jaimie chose to return to Michigan to put her skills to work in her home state. Jaimie is an active volunteer in her community and is involved with the Girl Scouts, Junior League of Lansing and the Lansing Jaycees.

Jaimie enjoys travel, cultural events, photography, and empowering others to reach their goals. Jaimie and her family are proud Spartans and enjoy all of the diverse events and activities that Michigan State University and the Greater Lansing Area has to offer.

 

Specialties: Higher Education Administration, Academic Advising, Career Exploration, Program Administration, Training, Talent Enhancement, Personnel Management, Career Guidance, Veterans, Employer Relations, Alumni Relations, Public Speaking, Communications, Pre-law Advising, Empowerment, Networking, Graduate/Professional School Preparation, Event Planning, Professionalism in the Workplace, Resume Writing, Interviewing, Career Search Strategies, Counseling, and Professional Identity.

Contact Jaimie-

jaimjohutch@hotmail.com

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Monday Mentor Minutes-Brian Graham

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Spartan Brian Graham discusses his role as an Engineer and Businessman.

Brian serves as the VP of Global Operations at Sealink International Inc. He has extensive experience leading and directing domestic and international organizations in the area of Operations Excellence, Product Development, and Business Development. These organizations have been extremely successful in delivering new technologies to the market, delivering financial results and growing businesses in start- up, turn around and consolidation situations. His specialties include:

*Strategic analysis/initiatives

*International Operations – single / multisite

*Business start- up and turn around

*International Technology / Product Transfer

*Program / Project / Portfolio Management

*New Product Development & Commercialization

*Green Field Plant expansion

*Global Supplier Management & Development

*Business Process Development, Optimization, Management

*Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing

His other specialties include: EMS: Medical, Industrial and Public Safety verticals, Strategic Planning, Strategic Alliance Forming, M&A, Fund Raising, Branding and Identity, Lean Manufacturing, Value Engineering, General Management, Demand Flow Technology, SMT Manufacturing, Turn Around Management, Tampa Exchange Club, Tampa Bay Technology Forum: Emerging Company Network Board, Pinellas County TBIC Vetting Committee

Brian graduated from MSU through the Applied Engineering program, earning a B.S. in Engineering. He later attained a degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder and even attended a Leadership series at Harvard University in 2006. One piece of advice he offers undergraduates is to seek mentorship early and often, both while partaking in internships and while in the workforce because you never know what can come from an opportunity.

Contact Brian-

Email: brian.graham0128@gmail.com

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Monday Mentor Minutes- Lauren Aitch

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Spartan Lauren Aitch discusses her various roles as an entrepreneur, clothing designer, philanthropist, and former Spartan Basketball Player.

Athlete, entrepreneur, designer, philanthropist — Michigan State University alumna Lauren Aitch is all of these in one. From 2005-10, Aitch played center for the Spartans women’s basketball team. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years and played professionally overseas. Now, she runs two companies as well as her own foundation.

Aitch grew up with basketball — and green and white — in her blood. Her father, Matthew Alexander Aitch, played for Michigan State and the Indiana Pacers, and Aitch recalled wanting to be like him.“My dad said to me, ‘When you’re ready to learn how to play basketball, I’ll teach you,’” Aitch said. “So around ages 10, 11, 12, I said, ‘Yeah, I’m ready.’ That’s when he started to teach me how to play, and I picked it up pretty quickly.”Aitch’s father passed away unexpectedly near the end of her sophomore year at MSU. Around that same time, she was also recovering from an ACL tear and dealing with a transition in the coaching staff.“There were a lot of changes that occurred while I was a student-athlete at Michigan State,” Aitch said. “There were some difficult times, but we had a great support system at Michigan State, and they were very understanding.”

After five years as a student-athlete, Aitch left MSU with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and design as well as a master’s degree in public relations. She left East Lansing for the cobblestone streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, where she played basketball professionally for one year.

It was during her time overseas that Aitch really fortified her other true passion — design. “I lived in downtown Copenhagen, which is like the fashion capital of Scandinavia,” Aitch said. “It was like a fairy tale.”Growing up, Aitch was taller than most girls (she topped out at 6’1”). Consequently, she always had a difficult time finding clothing that fit and complemented her body type.“When I was young, I thought, ‘This would be so much easier if I just designed my own line,’” she said. Her stay in Denmark allowed her to do just that. Aitch spent her free time sketching and learning about design. She had samples made at a local design house and laid the groundwork to start her own company, Lady Aitch.

At the same time that she was getting her new business going, she began toying with the idea for a foundation. Together with Dr. Jim Potchen and the Michigan State University Health Teams, Aitch developed the mission for The Aitch Foundation — to raise money for early detection of hidden cancers.“My dad did not pass away from cancer, but I have had six family members who are either warriors or have passed away from cancer,” Aitch explained. “I wanted to make it a cause that’s really going to change people. I wanted it to be something that made sense, something that would be powerful, something people would feel connected to. I wanted to help.”The Aitch Foundation holds the annual Hidden Key Fashion Show at Spartan Stadium, which enlists former student-athletes and community leaders as models. The first show, held just 20 days after Aitch’s return from Denmark, raised $10,000 and featured clothing designed specifically for her former teammates.

The Aitch Foundation also sponsors advocacy days. These events provide opportunities for people to enroll in health insurance, get routine physicals and receive cancer screenings. The goal is to help people learn more about their overall health.“It’s a two-tier fight, the way that I look at it,” Aitch said. “You have to have the research, but you also have to have an educated population.”

Since returning from that trip to Copenhagen, Aitch’s business and charitable work have grown. She designs custom suits for Lady Aitch and is transitioning her patterns for ready-to-wear. She is a designer-in-residence at The Runway, a fashion incubator in Lansing, Mich. She also started another company, Our Own, which produces high-performance undershirts primarily for people in public-service occupations such as police officers and hospital workers.

Her fashion show is in its fourth year, and her foundation now includes a youth-mentoring program. Aitch’s hope for the future is to hire more staff, get greater public engagement and help more people overall.“I aspire to make my company a platform for people to come in and engage in their passions,” Aitch said. “The more people we can touch, the more people we can help. That’s what I’m looking for within my companies.”

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Contact Lauren-

Email: laurenaitch@gmail.com

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Monday Mentor Minutes-Kayla Weatherwax

 

kaylaSpartan Kayla Weatherwax shares her journey as a former undergraduate student at MSU to now a dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Spartan Kayla Weatherwax shares her journey as a former undergraduate student at MSU to now a dental student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Kayla is currently a first-year dental student at University of Michigan School of Dentistry, pursing her Doctorate of Dental Surgery anticipated May 2019. She graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences with Honors at Michigan State University. In her undergraduate career and as a current dental student, she has been intrigued by the role that nutrition plays in oral health.Dentistry has been a passion of hers for quite some time and she has gained over 2,500 hours of experience within the field, both clinically and administratively.

As an undergraduate student at Michigan State, she was employed as a co-supervisor of The Student Executive Team at the Michigan State University Alumni Association. As a supervisor, she was responsible for leading a team of dedicated student interns. Some of her duties included assisting in the planning and organizing of alumni events, the delegation of student intern projects, event preparation, and the hiring of new student interns. She says it was an excellent opportunity to be an integral part of an amazing team and she gained tremendous experience as a leader.

She was also a part of Michigan State University’s Outreach and Engagement department. She worked as an assistant to Dr. Jessica Barnes-Najor who works with The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center. Kayla says it gave her the opportunity to be a part of research projects such as a social network analysis and the development of an educational module focusing on the dynamics of power and privilege in research. This position also gave her the opportunity to gain research knowledge and a greater awareness of community and culture.

Contact Kayla-

Email: weathkay@umich.edu

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