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Alumni Come Together to Help Students

Beyond the White Coat

In early August 2020, three Briggs alumni came together to share their expertise in a variety of career avenues.

Sometimes it can be difficult for Briggsies to envision careers outside of the medical field. But with a Briggs degree, students can pursue a career in any number of fields. Learn from three LBC alumni who have been successful in many different fields.

Panelists included LBC alumni:

  • Dan Carroll, quality manager at Cannon Muskegon
  • Lauren Hinkel, career consultant at MSU
  • Jay Meeth, regional manager at Boston Scientific

Dan Carroll majored in physiology at Lyman Briggs College, then went on to get his masters in chemistry from Oakland University. Dan is currently the Quality Manager at Canon Muskegon Corporation. He could not do what he does without the support of his wife, Jen, and he has his daughter, Alison, to thank for bringing him back to Michigan nearly six years ago. 

Lauren Hinkel graduated from Lyman Briggs College with a double major in neuroscience and psychology. While in Briggs, she was a member of the Briggs ambassadors as well as on the e-board for the Science theater club. After graduating, Lauren went on to get a Master's of Education in college student affairs leadership at Grand Valley State. While at GVSU she worked as an academic advisor in the College of Health Professions, working with a variety of pre Health students. Now, Lauren is a a career advisor for all majors and exploratory majors in MSU's career services network.

Jay Meeth majored and physiology at Lyman Briggs College, then went on to get his MBA from the University of Illinois. Jay is currently with Boston Scientific as a heart rhythm society Certified Cardiac Device Specialist. He has worked in the cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, structural heart and narrow modulation, medical device space, managing teams of up to 34 people over the last 13 years.


Briggs: Beyond the White Coat