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BLD Make Connections Collection

BLD Make Connections Collection

Build bonds with BLD Spartans. BLD Make Connection connects alumni and current students to have conversations around student experiences in BLD, exciting career opportunities available after completing a major in the BLD program, and the medical laboratory scientist profession. The events are held throughout the semester during different times of the week to accommodate students with different academic schedules.

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BLD Make Connections - Enjoy the Process

BLD Make Connections - Enjoy the Process with Meredith Herman

BLD Make Connections - Adapt & Learn New Skills

BLD Make Connections - Adapt & Learn New Skills, featuring Elizabeth Means, who maintains her MLS and SBB (ASCP) certifications and has an MBA in Healthcare Management.

BLD Make Connections - Planning Your Future

Ms. Allegra Smith

  • Bachelors in Science from MSU
  • Major: Biomedical Laboratory Science
  • Minor: Chinese Mandarin
  • School of MLS at Ascension St. John Hospital Detroit, MI
BLD Make Connections - Develop Your Professional Skills

Danielle Casey (Graham) graduated from the CLS program at MSU in 2010. She completed her internship at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, then accepted a position as a generalist on the midnight shift. From there she also worked at Sparrow Hospital as a generalist and Beaumont Hospital in the Microbiology department before relocating to Traverse City and taking a job at American Proficiency Institute – a laboratory proficiency testing provider. 

BLD Make Connections - Build Your Network

MSU BLD alum '18, Santana McIntyre, talks with current BLD Spartans about her experiences as a medical laboratory scientist at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, what it was like to sit for the MLS certification, and her time at the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics program. See future Make Connection events at bld.natsci.msu.edu/events/ 

BLD Make Connections - Starting your career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist

I recently graduated from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program in May of 2018. I signed up for the match program and was accepted into the Ascension St. John Internship Class of 2019. I graduated from the internship in June of 2019 and got hired as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Molecular Pathology Department where I currently reside. 

Interviewing a Medical Laboratory Scientist: Build Your Skills While You Gain Knowledge

Maggie Smith

"We're in the field where we don't have the choice to not go to work. We have to be there, and we have to do what's best for our patient population and our society as a whole. Right now, we have the most important job. Clinicians can't really treat these patients, or keep them in hospital, or send them home without us doing our job. And that's why we're all still showing up."