Students

We know Spartans Will make the most of their college experience through engaging in beyond-the-classroom learning and engagement opportunities. Beginning Fall 2020, the dynamic co-curricular experiences you are participating in will now be formally recognized through Michigan State University’s new platform and record, My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record.

At MSU, the interactive My Spartan Story platform captures the MSU experiences that complement your academic course of study.  Experiences that can be considered for inclusion must be 1) MSU sponsored, 2) does not bear academic credit, and 3) has established learning outcomes that include assessment. Examples of co-curricular activities include: leadership positions, student employment, undergraduate research positions, internships, student organizations, and civic engagement opportunities.

Your Spartan Experience Record officially documents your learning in these activities, which can be requested through the Registrar’s Office. Once populated, you can customize and print your SER to reflect on your experiences and support your goals during time at MSU and beyond graduation.

To get started, please review our Student Resources and FAQ’s. Additionally, to get a full introduction to My Spartan Story and the SER, sign-up for a My Spartan Story 101 Workshop below. Questions? Please email us through the Contact webpage.

Here are a number of frequently asked questions by and for students:

My Spartan Story Workshops

October 2021 My Spartan Story Workshops 

 

What is My Spartan Story and How can I add things to my Spartan Experience Record? 

My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record are new tools to help showcase what you are doing outside of the classroom while also getting you officially recognized for it. Check out this webinar to learn:

  • What My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record are
  • How to request and utilize your Spartan Experience Record
  • What the Steps are to have your programs added to the My Spartan Story Platform

October Dates

  • Friday, October 1st, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday, October 5th, 2-3pm
  • Thursday, October 7th, 10-11am
  • Monday, October 11th, 11am-12pm
  • Wednesday, October 13th, 3-4pm

To register for one of the above workshops, click here. At this time all workshops will be offered via Zoom. If you would like to have someone from My Spartan Story present to a group in person please contact Lance Sharp, My Spartan Story Coordinator, at lasharp@msu.edu. Also, if you sign up for a time and need to reschedule, please let Lance know as well.

What you can do?

Within the My Spartan Story platform, students can Discover opportunities on campus and beyond, Engage in Spartan Experiences, and Reflect on their learning.

Getting started

We are currently busy populating the My Spartan Story catalog with opportunities.

The catalog will be open to students soon. To help us get activities/positions listed, please encourage the faculty and staff members who oversee co-curricular programs with which you’re involved to submit these experiences for approval.

Platform roles and actions

Discover the different roles within the My Spartan Story platform and what each role can accomplish.