Your Dedicated Excel Network Team

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Dan Meier, M.A.

Director of 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 of Arts from MSU and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Denver. Dan has over 10 years of experience in the fields of international education and higher education administration. 

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

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Maggie Harris, MSW

Internship and Alumni Coordinator

Maggie helps College of Arts & letters students integrate their classroom knowledge with real-life work opportunities. Some of her favorite career development activities include resume and cover letter consultations, connecting students to internship opportunities, and bringing together students and alumni with shared professional interests. Maggie has two bachelor’s degrees from MSU and a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Contact Maggie to share your internship experience or your career path, discuss how to gain experience, review cover letters and resumes, and prepare for interviews! Email her or make an appointment on

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Kate Rendi, M.Ed.

Academic Advisor and Excel Network Coordinator

Kate provides academic advising to College of Arts and Letters students as well as serves as the coordinator for the Excel Network team. As coordinator, Kate assists in the programmatic aspects of study away experiences, domestic/international internship opportunities, and connecting students’ coursework to future professional goals. She has a Bachelors of Science from MSU and a Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University. 

Contact Kate to discuss how to integrate experiential learning into your time at MSU, find your pathway as a Liberal Arts student, or get involved in a career community. Email her or make an appointment on

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Devin Heard


Devin assists the Excel Network as a Career Peer Intern to the CAL student-body by improving resumes and cover letters to help prepare students for internships, job selection, study abroad programs and other opportunities. He is an undergraduate majoring in Humanities-Prelaw with a Minor in Leadership of Organizations. After earning his undergraduate degree, he anticipates law school. 

Adrianna Pipe


Adrianna works as the communication and design intern for the Excel Network, responsible for creating the newsletters and managing social media. She is a current sophomore studying Elementary Education. Upon graduation, Adrianna hopes to teach kindergarten and reform education policy in the United States.

Kalyn Janeczko


Kalyn serves as the Excel Network’s graphic design intern, where she creates graphics, flyers, and other media, and also works on newsletters. She is currently a junior majoring in Graphic Design. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Kalyn hopes to work in brand and identity design while also pursuing a career as an author.