The Professional Development Committee aims to provide Chicago Spartans with networking tools and resources needed to enhance career development. The committee hosts specialized workshops, expert panel discussions, after work networking socials, and webinars while collaborating with MSU’s nationwide Alumni Association. In addition, the committee facilitates alumni-to-mentor introductions–partnering volunteer mentors with other graduates seeking career advice and growth. Our mission is to provide engaging opportunities for continuous learning after graduation, foster connections with other alumni, and enable career advancement wherever you may be on the path to success!

Committee Members


Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson, a 1989 graduate with a BA in Advertising with an emphasis in music, is a…

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Beth Bergman

Beth Bergman graduated from MSU with her Master’s in Human Resources & Labor Relations in 1994. Her undergraduate degree…

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Geno Battista

Born and raised in Dallas, TX before attending Michigan State University in 2008. Graduated in 2013 with a BS…

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Kelly O’Brien

Kelly O’Brien is an associate director of career management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Through…

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    March Madness Scholarship Challenge