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Paul Jaques, '99

Paul is currently Director of Student and Community Engagement for Spartan Innovations, where he works with MSU undergraduate students on their business ideas and inventions to potentially get them to market. He also works with the State of Michigan community on all entrepreneurial efforts and events. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Advertising/Public Relations from Grand Valley State University and followed up with a Masters in Public Relations from Michigan State University. He has worked in the career placement field for 12 years and has gained a great deal of experience through his work with CareerQuest, OnLine Employment Services, and most notably Michigan State University. At MSU, Paul was the Associate Director of Student and Business Engagement where he played a significant role in connecting students and businesses with internship opportunities and providing guidance through these processes. He is the Co-Creator of Art Alley, an Art Gallery in Lansing's REO Town, and a Founding Member of The NeoCenter, a business incubator in Lansing.