Share your words of wisdom

The Alumni Advice project is traveling from coast to coast — but you don't have to wait for us to come to you. We know you left Wayne State with much more than a degree, and this is your chance to share campus tips and academic insight with today's students. 

Offer advice

Take inspiration from what your fellow Warriors (and Tartars!) are saying in their Alumni Advice submissions.

Julia Matthews-Manor '97 Stick with it. Don't give up. Your degree is something you will never regret. I got my Ph.D. and you can too!
April Ewing-Miles '94, '14 Your professors are there to make sure you succeed. Ask, ask, ask lots of questions!
Bruce Schelden '62 Stay connected! I attended my first alumni event the same year I graduated, 3,000 miles away, and continue to attend.

Dhananjeyan Thiruthalinathan '11 It's good to have goals but never be fixated on just one opportunity. When you get fixated on one, you lose all the others you've shot down.

Embrace the perks of not living in a "college town" and learn from the regular adults around you in addition to the student body. Ann Arbor, Lansing, etc., are too singular-focused on school, but Wayne State's biggest asset is being integrated into a thriving, tough, savvy city.

Enjoy every episode of your journey. Each season makes a difference.

Travel: Go overseas. Go to Europe. Enlarge your horizons. See and experience the world.

Make the most of your college experience. Attend the events on campus, go to office hours, utilize the services Wayne State has to offer. It's the best time of your life! Enjoy it!

Use the placement office. My current employer interviewed and I received an offer 18 years ago. Best thing that happened ... promoted many times … now in LA but still kept up with what is going on in metro Detroit.

DR. YOUNGKEY CHUNG '10, '11, '15
Be kind and make friends everywhere you go! You never know when your paths will cross in the future!

Follow your passion and don't let anyone or anything stop you! You'll be glad you did.

Meet and collaborate with as many faculty members and fellow classmates as possible!

Enjoy life. Intern. Spend time abroad. Volunteer. Explore the city. Have fun!

Never go with the flow!

Identify your goals and pursue them relentlessly!