Your Dedicated Excel Network Team


Dan Meier

Director of The Excel Network

Dan manages the Excel Network and coordinates experiential learning programs such as study abroad/away and international internships in the College of Arts & Letters. He has a bachelor’s degree from MSU and a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Denver.  As a student/recent graduate, Dan studied abroad in Spain, taught English in Chile, and participated in a service learning program in India. He has over 10 years of experience in the fields of international education.

Contact Dan to learn more about the Excel Network and experiential learning opportunities within the College of Arts & Letters. Call 517.355.0366 to make an appointment.



Christie Schichtel, LMSW

Career Consultant

Christie supports College of Arts & Letters students in exploring their career options, preparing for life after MSU, and connecting to future career opportunities. Christie joins the Excel Network team with a background in service-learning and community engagement initiatives. She has a Bachelor of Arts in French from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Contact Christie to explore your career options, discuss how to gain experience, plan for graduate school, prepare for interviews, review your resume or cover letter, or strategize your job search! Email or make an appointment on


Mary Rooney


Mary works as the communications intern for the Excel Network and is in charge of creating the newsletter, updating the networks social media, and event planning. She is a current senior studying Film Studies and Media Information with a concentration on Film Production, as well as a minor in Anthropology and LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies. Upon graduation she plans on traveling abroad. 



Abigail Scott


Abigail works to support three of the Excel Network Career Communities: Publishing, Editing & Authorship; Design, Technology & Media; and Visual Arts, Arts Administration & Performing Arts. She is a current junior studying English and Professional Writing. This summer Abigail will be studying abroad in Ireland with the Literary Studies in Dublin program. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in public relations. 

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Luke Hollenbaugh


Luke represents three of the six career communities: International Affairs, Law, & Government; Nonprofit, Education, & Social Impact; as well as Entrepreneurship, Business, & Innovation. He is currently a sophomore studying English and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science. Luke has studied abroad in the United Kingdom, studying fairy tales, and upon graduation hopes to become a secondary education teacher. 

Career Communities

Entrepreneurship, Business, and Innovation

Visual Arts, Arts Administration, and Performing Arts

Publishing, Editing, and Authorship

Design, Technology, and Media

International Affairs, Law, and Government

Nonprofit, Education, and Social Impact