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Chelsea Sparrow

"My experience at Lake Superior State University is one of the best of my life. Not only did the education I received prepare me immensely for the work world, I made friendships and connections that are sure to last me a lifetime. LSSU is the perfect collegiate experience: exceptional educators, a welcoming community and the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula."

--Chelsea Sparrow
LSSU Athletic Training Graduate;
ATC Graduate Intern Athletic Trainer;
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Admissions

Welcome Future Laker Parents!

What happens after graduation?

Through small class sizes, class projects, senior projects, internships, student activities and field-work, you will learn both theory and application, which allows you to build a powerful resume at the same time. Through these experiences, our graduates often report that they are well prepared for their profession, whether it is graduate school or the workplace.

"Within six months of commencement, 86 percent of our graduates are either working full-time or attending graduate school. Some of our departments, such as Engineering and Nursing, report 100 percent placement rates."

Some graduate schools our alumni have attended:

 
  • Central Michigan University
  • Cooly Law School
  • Detroit School of Law
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • George Washington University
  • Indiana University
  • John Hopkins University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University

Some examples of Lakers in the workplace:

  • Paul McDonald ’91, Vice President of Finance for the Detroit Red Wings
  • Scott Hollabaugh ’01, Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service
  • Tracy West ’86, Boston Fleet Classic Tournament Director, an official event of the Senior PGA Tour
  • Marc Dragan ’02, Head Counselor, Great Lakes Recovery
  • Terrence J. Thompson ’80, Assistant DA, Dade County Florida
  • Heidi Tenbrinke ’02, Elementary Teacher, Algoma District School
  • Mitch Irwin ’74, Director of Operations, Management and Budget for the State of Michigan
  • Heather Jordan ’01, Americorp Worker, Chippewa FIA
  • Patricia Caruso ’75, Director of Corrections for the State of Michigan
  • Katherine Wing ’03, Children’s Services Librarian, Shiawasee District Library
  • Dr. Steve Mulholland ’83, Oncologist and Reconstructive Surgeon in Toronto
  • Steven Krenek ’00, Software Designer, Infea Tech. LLC
  • Renee Jent ‘95, President, Legal Assistant Association of Michigan
  • Shawn Flint ’03, Vehicle Test/Development Engineer, Continental Teves, Inc.
  • Adrienne Beckham ’01, RegisteredNurse Supervisor, Chippewa Correctional Facility
  • Beth Nowicki ’01, Elementary Teacher, Kerby Elementary
A partial list of employers who recruit and hire LSSU graduates:

  • A.T.&T.
  • Adams Electronics
  • Aetna Casualty and Life
  • Algoma Steel
  • Allstate Insurance
  • American Red Cross
  • Applied Manufacturing Technology
  • Arthur Anderson and Co.
  • Associated Spring
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • Austin Co.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Bay Medical Center
  • Bendix
  • Betchel Power Corp.
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
  • Boysville of Michigan
  • Canada Life
  • Canada Packers, LTD
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Central Michigan Community Hospital
  • Champion Inc.
  • Chevrolet Metal Casting Plant
  • Chippewa Correctional Facility
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • Consumer Power Co.
  • Control Engineering
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Creative Solution, Inc.
  • Detroit and Northern
  • Detroit Edison
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dow Corning
  • Dresser Crane Hoist and Tower
  • Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • East Jordan Iron Works
  • Edison Sault Electric Co.
  • Electrolux
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Equitable Life Insurance Co.
  • Ernst & Young
  • Essex Wire Co.
  • Ethyl Corp.
  • EUP Intermediate School District
  • FANUC Robots
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • F.B.I.
  • Federal Deposit Ins. Corp.
  • First of America Bank
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • F.M.C. Corp.
  • Fort Howard Paper Co.
  • General Electric
  • General Motors
  • General Telephone of Michigan
  • General Telephone of Wisconsin
  • Gilbert/Commonwealth
  • Grace Hospital Great Lakes Steel
  • Harneschfeger
  • Harris Corp.
  • Hartford Life Ins. Co.
  • Hewlitt-Packard Co.
  • Hitachi
  • Hoerner-Waldorf Co.
  • Holiday Inns of America
  • Honeywell, Inc.
  • Illinois Central Industries
  • Inland Steel
  • I.B.M.
  • I.D.S.
  • I.T.T.
  • Iowa Power and Light
  • Jervis B. Webb
  • John Hancock Mutual Life
  • K-Mart
  • Kimberly Clark
  • King Radio, Kansas City
  • L.T.V. Steel
  • London Life Ins.
  • Manistique Pulp and Paper Co.
  • Maremont Research and Engineering
  • Marion Laboratories
  • Mayo Clinic
  • McDonald Systems
  • McDonnell-Douglas Corp.
  • Mead Corporation
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Michigan Bell
  • Michigan Claims Service
  • Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Department of Public Health
  • Michigan National Bank
  • Michigan Scientific
  • Michigan State Auditors
  • Michigan State Police
  • Micro Switch (Honeywell)
  • Midland-Ross
  • Mirro Aluminum
  • Modern Engineering
  • Moor Business Forms
  • Motorola Communications and Electronics
  • Mutual Life of Canada
  • Nartron
  • National Cash Register
  • National Sanitation Foundation
  • Northern Michigan Hospitals
  • Northwestern mutual Life Insurance
  • Ohio Edison
  • Oldsmobile Div. GMAC
  • Ontario Lottery Corporation
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • OSCO Drug Co., Inc.
  • Peace Corp
  • Peoples Gas Chicago
  • Peat, Marwick and Mitchell
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Powers Regulator
  • Price Waterhouse Inc.
  • Process Computer Systems
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Prudential Life Insurance
  • Pullman Inc.
  • Ralston Purina
  • Reliance Electric co.
  • Rockwell International
  • Rouge Steel
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sandia Laboratories
  • Sears
  • Seidman and Seidman
  • Simpson Sears
  • Sparton Electronics
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Steelcase
  • Sun Electric Corp.
  • Surface Combustion
  • Tendercare
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Thomas Design and Engineering
  • Top of Michigan Electrical Corp.
  • Trellis Software Controls
  • UARCO
  • U.P.S.
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Civil Service
  • U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. General Accounting Office
  • U.S. Internal Revenue
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U.S. Social Security
  • U.S. Soil conservation
  • Ultraspherics
  • Unisys corp.
  • Universal Electric
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Walmart
  • War Memorial Hospital
  • Weldon International
  • Western Electric
  • Whirlpool
  • Wickes, Inc.
  • Xerox
  • Zellers, Ltd.

 

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold
Environmental Health

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty.

"I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans."

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