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Broad College Employee Spotlight: Kristina Reitler

By Chelsea Stein
Monday, August 28, 2023

Spartans are known for our determination to make a difference, and one way this ethos is brought to life at the Broad College of Business is through our employees. In this Broad College Employee Spotlight Q&A series, get to know the many passionate faculty and staff members across the college.

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Kristina Reitler

Kristina Reitler has been with the Russell Palmer Career Management Center since 2021. As an associate director of employer relations, it is her responsibility to lead strategic initiatives, enhance collaborative opportunities between employers and students, manage the center’s corporate partnerships to foster innovation and support the goals of the talented employer relations team and student assistants.

Broad News: What inspired you to begin working at Michigan State University?

Reitler: I joined the university full-time in 2009 as wedding coordinator for the MSU Chapel & Kellogg Center. I originally was inspired to join MSU so I could begin applying skills learned from my hospitality business degree. I’m fortunate to have had opportunities to continue to grow my career and network on campus.

Broad News: What do you like most about being an employee at the Broad College?

Reitler: I most enjoy collaborating within the Palmer team and throughout our Broad community. In my role, I have an opportunity to connect with many departments and student organizations to assist in improving the student and employer experience. We achieve more together, and I’m grateful to lean into the talents of others to enhance my own skillsets while advancing the college.

Broad News: What motivates you or renews your commitment to MSU on a regular basis?

Reitler: I continue my commitment to MSU because of the wonderful people I have met. I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to learn from mentors, colleagues and students. I’ve stretched and strengthened my personal and professional skillsets in supportive environments while hopefully making a positive impact on others!

“Whether it’s a coffee connect, afternoon walk or enjoying lunch together, you’ll soon discover Broad is filled with many thoughtful, ambitious and compassionate people.”

Broad News: What are you most looking forward to this academic year?

Reitler: I am excited to continue to learn from our students and the experiences they strive for. Their perspectives lead our goals and strategy. And hopefully we’ll all get to enjoy a good food truck or two!

Broad News: What’s been one high point of your time at the Broad College?

Reitler: In May 2023, I completed the M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership program through the Broad College. It was very special to celebrate my accomplishment alongside those who cheered me on and provided support.

Broad News: What’s one fun fact about you?

Reitler: My husband and I hosted an engagement party and turned it into a surprise wedding! Our guests couldn’t believe we kept a secret so well! It was a wonderful celebration right here on campus.

Broad News: What advice would you give to someone new at Broad?

Reitler: My advice is to take time to connect with those around you! Whether it’s a coffee connect, afternoon walk or enjoying lunch together, you’ll soon discover Broad is filled with many thoughtful, ambitious and compassionate people.

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