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:

Have you been wondering what My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Records are? Maybe you have heard a little but want to know how to request and utilize this new tool. Or maybe you want help in getting your activities or experiences added to My Spartan Story. If so, then check out our student workshops that are designed to help introduce MSU Undergrads to My Spartan Story as both a platform and tool, as well as the process for submitting co-curricular experiences to be included on the Spartan Experience Record.

My Spartan Story Student Introductory Workshop

Join us to learn about My Spartan Story and the Spartan Experience Record, a new customizable record of your learning beyond the classroom that you can then request alongside your transcript through the Registrar’s Office. Our workshop will help you familiarize yourself to the record, benefits, as well as to the submission and approval process to add your co-curricular experience(s). Register HERE.

Dates

  • Tuesday, January 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11, 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 28, 3-4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 28, 10:30-11:30am
  • Thursday, March 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2-3 p.m.

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.