New Students picnic sendoff – August 9th, 12-3pm

Join the LA Spartans for a Green and White themed picnic to send off the students who are heading back to East Lansing.  We’ll turn Sunday into Funday with games, a 50/50 raffle, selfie booths and more.  We’re also going to tape a special fight song singalong 
This is a great chance to hang out with MSU alumni, current students and tell the 30  incoming freshman from LA what it’s like to be a Spartan!   Food and drinks will be provided, but if you have a favorite dish you’d like to share, please bring along.  
Bring your Spartan spirit and any games you’d like to share for an afternoon of fun for the whole family.

Sunday August 912 -3pm

 This event is free, but please RSVP so we can get an idea of a headcount. Thank you!

RSVP HERE through Eventbrite!

Crestwood Hills Park is a neat little Brentwood hideaway just 6-7 minutes off the
405 freeway/Sunset Blvd exit.  Convenient to everyone.  

Big Ten events


 They  are planning to have drink specials along with a DJ,  games, contests and activities, competitions between schools if enough schools are represented (hopefully), including beer pong, flip cup and corn hole. We are looking for other fun games/activities. There will also be a Prize for person dressed with most school spirit .

The Eventbrite page link is
The Happy Ending Bar
7038 Sunset Boulevard

SUNDAY AUGUST 30thth  5:00PM GAME time  DODGERS vs. CUBS  

Limited # of seats available so get your tickets soon!  We have rows G-L in the Coca-Cola “ALL YOU CAN EAT/DRINK” Right Field Pavillion.  Your ticket includes unlimited Dodger Dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts, Coke products and water!*

Beer, candy and ice cream are also available for purchase*

Cubs game eventbrite link is

MSU LA Spartans linkedin workshop feedback and video slides

Thank you to the MSU spartan alumni, friends and guests who attended our Linkedin workshop.  We’ll be doing another one in the future with the Big Ten Club.

The feedback was great to these questions:

A. Did you get more value than you expected?
B. Would you recommend the workshop to a friend or colleague?
C. What did you like?  Not like?
D. What is 1 actionable item that could make it a better overall experience?

A. I found that I got about the value that I expected, which is a broad overview with some specific drill-down points of elaboration.
B. Yes, I would recommend the workshop to a friend/colleague, especially one that didn’t have a profile on Linked-In (or didn’t have a fully fleshed out one).
C. I liked some of the specific, tactical points that were mentioned (such as how to clean up e-mail addresses from a page; an emphasis on keywords and the rationale behind why). I did not like the fact that I felt that the presentation was cut short — or seemed to be — because of how the questions were posed and then answered. I would have preferred that each module of the presentation then stop to answer questions, ideally specific to that module. Then, the presentation could proceed forward. At the end, there could be a “free-for-all” where people with held questions could finally ask their peace.
D. Actionable item: establishing that questions should be written down and held until the end of each module. I don’t want to stymie anyone from asking an impromptu question as they get the information, but I did feel that all of the questions “out of turn” kind of slowed down the pacing of what was an otherwise fine presentation.
Thanks again for all of your time and expertise. Here’s hoping we can remain in touch in the future.
Best regards,
Thank you so much for the advice for Linked In and for my resume. I’ve also attatched my modified resume based on your suggestions and would appreciate feedback as well.

A. Overall the workshop lived up to my expectations.

B. For the workshop I felt like the recommendation would largely depend on what field they are in. For a friend in business it’s a invaluable resource for how to sell yourself to recruiters. For a friend in entertainment it is a chance to connect with people and build contacts.

C.The resume advice was top notch and will undoubtedly aid me in the future. I think the emphasis on Linked In is good for the vast majority of skilled workers, however, with my entertainment and media background there is very little recruiting based on Linked In and it depends largely on person to person contact. This is based on discussions I have had with people in my field both after and before the workshop.

D. I think having a larger venue next time would help. A friend of mine wanted to drop by after hearing about it at the last minute but she was unable to enter as the check in was no longer accepting walk in registration.

– Kevin


LA Spartans “The Power of Linkedin” professional career workshop

Title: LA Spartans “The Power of Linkedin” professional career workshop

The Los Angeles Spartans will serve the Los Angeles community with a powerful presentation on how to use Linkedin for finding jobs, branding yourself, networking and more.  There is no job security in today’s business world, which is all the more reason why this workshop is so important.  Spartan alumni and LA board member Geoff Koboldt, a senior operations executive, will facilitate the workshop.  The goal is take the audience on a journey way beyond the typical vanilla, cookie-cutter other workshops and webinars that are currently out there.  We want to give you the tools to be LinkedIn and resume ready.  Please bring a copy of your resume and you’ll also receive a complimentary consultation after the presentation.

About Geoff:

Having held a variety of positions from COO, Vice President and Director of Operations, Geoff has interviewed hundreds of prospective employees over his career.  He has also mentored over 100+ college interns and helped many of them successfully get hired in a variety of positions.  As a proud MSU Spartan, Geoff will share his proven insights on how he has moved to the top 5% of Linkedin for professionals in his field, how he can lose his job on a Saturday and have a fresh interview by Tuesday, and so much more.

Date: 6/23
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Lyfe Kitchen


Love Your Food Everyday

9540 W Washington Blvd

Culver City, CA 90232

Phone:   (310) 507-7955


Linkedin + Resume workshop

Interested in making your online resume stronger? LinkedIn is a powerful tool for career development, yet most of us don’t know how to utilize it to its full potential.

Spartan Alumn and LA board member Geoff Koboldt, a senior operations executive, will facilitate a workshop for those of us who need advice on how to use LinkedIn to further our careers. Dates and details TBD.


Final Four – Saturday, April 4th – MSU vs. Duke

Congrats to our MSU Spartan basketball team and Coach Izzo for making the FINAL FOUR.  Can March Madness get any more exciting?  We’ll be at Tony P’s in the marina and ManCave Sports Bar near Hollywood/Universal.  3pm, pacific.

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook – use #laspartans @laspartans to promote!

Check out the ManCave Sports bar and LA Spartans video featured on ESPN.

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Michigan State University | Global Day of Service


We are doing great with 20 people who have signed up so far for the LA Food Bank on April 18th. The goal is to have about 35 people participate. We posted it on Facebook LA Spartans group as well as in the Hollywood Spartans group. If you can help spread the word or want to sign up, please do so.  Let’s show the world our charitable acts of kindness.

spartans will power global day

MSU vs. Oklahoma | March Madness

Game time against Oklahoma is 7:00pm, March 27th!

For the Westside fans, we’ll be at Tony P’s  – We have guaranteed seating in the dockside room.  The UCLA game is prior to our game so as soon as those fans leave we can take over the bar area as well.

For those in Hollywood area, stop by the Man Cave Sportsbar.

Help us fill both locations with Spartan Spirit.  We got this LA Spartans!  Izzo!


MSU Basketball – March Madness

LA Spartans are not doing an official Game watch party… Nonetheless, the Big Ten Club does a Game watch party in the Santa Monica area.   Big Ten Basketball Championship Gamewatch  (link)

Also, head over to MAN CAVE Sportsbar if you are a part of the Hollywood/Studio City crowd.

Keep your eyes on the website & facebook pages for game times and possible group game watches for the March Madness games…   Are you following us on “TWITTER” ?