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Abigail attended her first RWU class at age 10, and there was no turning back.

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A love for the water brought Alec to campus and the RWU sailing team. 

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A co-captain on the Sailing Team, Alex recently took on a minor in Web Development. 

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The combination of a great soccer program and a leading AACSB-accredited business program drew Alex to RWU.

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Making an impact on campus and beyond.

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Since she arrived at RWU, she’s worked with her advisor to create an individualized major that allows her to explore different facets of film ranging from editing and software to more creative aspects like drawing, painting and sculpture.

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"When you follow your passion, you’ll find people who share in that too and you find friends fast."

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Brandon didn't have to look beyond his home state to find one of the top-ranked Construction Management programs in the country. 

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Brendan is a Criminal Justice major who is already a hero half a world away.

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A Bristol native, Brittney is well-traveled thanks to her business courses.

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“Knowing people in the industry before graduation is just invaluable.”

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“One of the things I loved most about RWU is that there were no grad students in the sciences, so our professors were supported by undergraduate researchers.”

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Small class size and personal attention may have drawn Caitlin to the University, but she took advantage of everything at her fingertips.

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Catherine has immersed herself in RWU's Wetlab and Shellfish Hatchery, leading her to internships with both the New England and Mystic Aquariums. 

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Her deciding factors? The combination of a waterfront location and the dual nature of the University’s Architecture program – a blend of technical and artistic training.

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Charly's impact on the RWU community -- from residential life to athletics -- will last for years to come.

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Chris is on a mission to succeed in the news business.

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Practicing what he teaches.

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“And you feel empathy for all these people you’re speaking with and working with in a very direct way. In most cases, your emotions help you along and inspire you.”

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A Construction Management major, CJ helped build the new RWU ice hockey club.

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Originally from Honduras, Claudia definitely lived RWU's mantra of Learning to Bridge the World.

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“For being somewhat of an international relations/political science nerd it really doesn't get a lot more exciting than this."

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“I definitely had the upper hand in D.C. during my internship. I already knew how to perform research and how to conduct myself in a courtroom.”

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“[Professors]  won’t push you in the wrong direction, instead, they push you to be better. I am where I am because of my professors and my advisor.”

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David built his future at RWU.

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An RWU connection helped David to land a dream job, complete with tons of international travel. 

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"I want to use what I've gained from the world around me to make a difference in the world."

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EJ tackled multimillion-dollar jobs for leading companies before graduation. 

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Eric’s greatest achievement so far? Completing his senior project in Puerto Rico, where he spent six weeks creating and implementing a unit plan for 43 fifth-graders at The TASIS School in Dorado.

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“I’m so happy I took the internship on campus. I learned how different departments work as one and how one decision affects the organization as a whole.”

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Following her interest in global health, Jing pursued internships with medical institutes at NYU and Stanford. 

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“When I think of criminal justice, I think RWU and the specialized education the school offers.”

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Multiple internships in TV and radio helped Kathleen explore both the Public Relations and Journalism fields. 

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Making an impact on campus and beyond.

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A champion sailor, Kelly found time in her packed schedule to be involved on campus and off.

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“I have been ‘the computer guy’ since I was a child. I spent most of my time either fixing computers or designing websites."

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“Get involved. Break out of what you’re used to and try new things."

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Hard work + dedication = success for Kevin

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Kristin was a Jill of all Trades at RWU's Barn.

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“Keep an open mind. On campus you may change groups, majors, even friends.”

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Hitting it out of the park.

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“Sharing the act of play is the most amazing experience you can have with these kids.”

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Although she knew she wanted to pursue a pre-med track, she had no idea that she would end up with a double major, tacking on minors to help explore her interests.

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Calling Florence, Italy home for a semester doesn't sound too shabby.

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Marissa's decision to undertake a language immersion program in Grenada, Spain helped her take on an exciting role after graduation for a company eyeing global expansion.

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“I started talking to Professor White in 2008. I came to campus for a college tour in my sophomore year of high school, and Doug followed up with an email. He basically outlined where he saw NETSEC going and I was sold. His personality and overall approach are phenomenal.”

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By creating her own program of study, Melisa ensured that she would get where she wanted to go.

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Make every day count.

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An internship with the New England Revolution brought Michelle behind the scenes at Gillette Stadium. 

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“We can all make a difference if we are so inclined. You don’t have to be a tree hugger to help change the environment.”

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Going global

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To expand her versatility even more, Nifty has added minors in Visual Arts and Marketing. 

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“I saw it as a way to grow up and become independent without limits set by cultural influences.”

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“People at RWU have no idea what a difference they’ve made in my life...”

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“The London program was a complete immersion in the professional theatre world. Shakespeare’s thoughts were in my head, his words in my mouth.”

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“Your teachers will know you. If you’re not going to class, you’re not going to get the grade. Balance your time and your priorities.”

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A mentor, advocate and Miss Rhode Island Latina, Rosa is a champion in the community.

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A move across the country helped Sara to find the perfect fit. 

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Sarah kept her eyes on the prize.

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After presenting a class project to senior administrators at RWU, Sarah and her classmates are helping to pioneer a gender-neutral housing initiative on campus. 

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“Take a lot of interesting classes. Try to experience a little of everything.”

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International student, double major and two-sport athlete made a name for himself on campus.

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“I stayed at RWU because of the community in SAAHP. Everyone is just so passionate and works with such purpose.”

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"That’s one of the great things about RWU—when students express their desires, RWU takes them into consideration."

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The intern...

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Tamara jumped at the chance to explore Australia while interning at Amnesty International. 

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An RA in the University's Honors Living Learning Community, Tim organizes an intramural soccer team with his residents.

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“My program is incredible! In one class, we had representatives from the national, state and local preservation societies. I had lunch with them afterward and got their input on my final thesis. Where else do you have those opportunities?”

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A team player on and off the court.

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"I would not get this type of personal interaction at most other schools."

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