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Meet the SWOT Team

The SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Team works with Thuy-Tram Butler, the School's Director of Career Development and Placement, to ensure a successful recruiting season for all of our students through coaching and career development activities. Each student is assigned to a SWOT Team member and works closely with that SWOT Team member throughout the recruiting season to refine their resume and prepare for their interviews, in addition to anything else regarding recruiting that students may need.

Julia Guest

Julia Guest

From: Grosse Pointe, MI
Internship: LEAR Corporation, Dallas, TX
Background: I received my BA from MSU's Broad College of Business in Human Resource Management. I also received a minor is Spanish and studied abroad for 9 weeks in Valencia, Spain. After that, I had an internship in the field of HR in Chicago, IL. The summer before starting my masters I traveled to 15 countries throughout Europe, Greece, and the UK. This program has been an amazing experience for me so far, and I can't wait to meet and assist all of incoming students through the recruitment process!
Alayna Fernandez

Alayna Fernandez

From: Grand Ledge, MI
Internship: General Electric Renewable Energy, Schenectady, NY
Background: Before coming to the HRLR program at MSU, I received my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Central Michigan University (Fire Up!) where I majored in Human Resource Management and Spanish for Business, and minored in Information Systems. I grew up in the Lansing area, so I have been a proud Spartan fan my whole life. When I have some free time, I like to explore the outdoors, read, and teach myself how to crochet, which is still a work in progress. I've had the opportunity to live and work abroad in Alicante, Spain, and have also traveled to other European countries, so traveling is something I love to do. I am extremely excited to have the chance to work with the new students to get their dream internships and careers!
Melissa Sidor

Melissa Sidor (Missy)

From: Livonia, MI
Internship: Marathon Petroleum, Detroit, MI
Background: I graduated from Madonna University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management in May 2016. Upon graduation, I began a full-time job working as an HR Generalist for a privately-owned construction company. After working for a year and half I decided the best thing for my career would be joining the top HR Master’s Program in the nation. In my free time I love to travel, attend concerts, hangout with friends, and spend time with my family (and dog)! I am super excited to meet the incoming students and assist them in finding their dream job!
Alexandria Bracken (Alex)

Alexandria Bracken (Alex)

From: Lapeer, MI
Internship: LEAR Corporation, Roscommon, MI
Background: I am a proud Double Spartan and received my BA in Psychology along with a minor in Leadership of Organizations. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, get to know new people, and play with dogs, which is one of my passions! I also enjoy trying to cook/bake new things, they don’t always turn out well, but it’s a fun learning process. I'm so excited to work with the incoming HRLR class, along with the Undergraduate class, and help prepare them for an amazing internship! Go Green!
Victoria Gichina

Victoria Gichina (Vicky)

From: Indianapolis, IN
Internship: General Electric, Houston, TX
Background: Prior to moving to Michigan to join the HRLR program I received my B.A in Psychology from IUPUI. After that I spent three years working for two incredible nonprofits. Indiana is my home but I’m enjoying getting to know Michigan! I’m looking forward to meeting the new HRLR students and helping everyone recruit for their internships! Welcome!
Brogan Ankenbauer

Brogan Ankenbauer

From: Commerce, MI
Internship: Honeywell, Minneapolis, MN
Background: I am a Double Spartan, having received my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science with a Human Capital & Society concentration, an Economics cognate, and a business emphasis from MSU in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy watching Food Network and keeping up on all things Guy Fieri. I also love music and going to shows whenever possible—especially 80’s New Wave artists. I am looking forward to meeting the new first year students in the HRLR program and helping everyone gain a great full time/internship role!
Kathrine Ruhl

Kathrine Ruhl

From: Columbus, OH
Internship: The Ford Motor Company, TBA
Background: Even though I am from Columbus, Ohio I have always bled green. Prior to joining the HLRLR program I received my bachelor’s degree from MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business in Human Resource Management. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, watching Netflix, cheering on the Spartans, and exploring the different restaurants/activities East Lansing has to offer. I am so excited for you to join the HRLR family and for the opportunity to help you find the internship of your dreams!
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