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!

About 45 attended a networking event on May 14, 2018 at El Hefe in the Streeterville neighborhood, organized by the Chicago Spartans.

Committee Members

Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson, graduated from MSU in 1989 with a BA in Advertising with an emphasis in music. Paul 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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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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Jessica Campbell

Jessica graduated from Michigan State in 1998 with a BA in Finance and a BA in Public Administration. She…

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