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November Student of the Month:      Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

November Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista

Student of the Month: Mariana Desiree Reale Batista Hometown: Salvador, Brazil Major: Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. candidate, Mariana Batista, came to Michigan State in 2014 from Salvador, Brazil after working as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. Following her interests in the automotive industry, Mariana has taken full advantage … Continue reading

October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

October Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass

Student of the Month: Hafsa Abass Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya Major: Accounting “Stay open-minded and try everything,” says Hafsa Abass, a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and student philanthropist at MSU who promotes education for young girls in Kenya and advocates for greater international cultural understanding. “Just because things are different, doesn’t make them worse.” Hafsa’s journey to … Continue reading

A Farewell to OISS 2015 Graduates

The OISS Internship and Student Employment Program is not like any other student employment program. As Sahar, our H1b intern said, “I’ve never met a greater group of people that I love and adore so much. It breaks my heart to have to leave them.” Coming from Afghanistan, Sahar moved to USA at the age of seven. … Continue reading

Student Expresses Herself Through Dance and Language

  Audrey Beaumarchais is not your average college student. As a senior at Michigan State University, she is double majoring in International Relations (James Madison College) and Chinese with a minor in STEPPS (science technology environment and public policy). In addition to Audrey’s busy academic schedule, she has a passion for dance. Her unique interests have sparked great experiences … Continue reading

Wendy’s Student Success Story

As an international student, being faced with the task of employment can often be challenging. Many students would describe a successful college career by including at least one internship experience. While this can be true, it is not always the case for everyone as it depends on different factors. I came to MSU as a … Continue reading

SUCCESS STORY – Dilshani Sarathchandra

At the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) we are often asked for advice on how to get an internship or job in the U.S. Students are very interested in knowing if others have been successful and, if so, how did they do it? Because of this ongoing interest, we will be posting regular Success … Continue reading