Success After Graduation

Whether your passion lies in a major like journalism, web development, visual arts, or dance, students in the Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education (SHAE) graduate with an array of real world experience under their belts. A strong classroom education blended with practical professional experiences sets you up to land your dream job after graduation.

 

Success By The Numbers 

graphic representing SHAE graduates leveraging their skills in jobs in more than 10 different industries. An RWU degree provides the in-demand skills and competencies that employers seek.
PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR WORK
SHAE graduates leverage the skills they learn in jobs in more than 10 different industries. An RWU degree provides the in-demand skills and competencies that employers seek.
graphic representing 100 percent of our 2018 Elementary Education graduates that are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION 
Percentage of our 2018 Elementary Education graduates that are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
graphic representing hands-on experience: 83 percent of SHAE graduates participated in two or more hands-on learning experiences during their studies at RWU.
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Percentage of SHAE graduates who participated in two or more hands-on learning experiences during their studies at RWU.

RWU Equips You For a Great Career 

Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.

From Journalism Major to Talk Show Producer

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Stephanie Ressler '16, Associate Producer at NBC's The Maury Show

As a journalism major and film studies minor, Stephanie Ressler ’16 developed the tools she would need to get hired right after college as Production Assistant at NBC Universal. She quickly moved up the ranks and is now Associate Producer for NBC's nationally syndicated talk show, Maury.

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A Successful Career in Web Development

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Nick Thorney `17, Digital/Strategy Specialist at (add)ventures

Hands-on coursework and an internship helped web development and graphic design major Nick Thorney ’17 become a digital/strategy specialist at (add)ventures, a prominent Providence communications firm, in his first year after graduation.

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Breaking into the Professional Art Scene

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Em Adler `17, Visual Artist

Since graduating, visual arts and classics double major Em Adler `17, has made huge strides as a professional artist. She has set up a studio in her Plymouth apartment,curated and hung exhibitions, and sold her own pieces. Adler has made a name for herself in the art world, thanks to professional opportunities during her time in RWU’s visual arts department. 

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Marketing and Music: A Winning Combination 

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Reggie Estinvil `17, Project Coordinator at Granite Telecommunications

Reggie Estinvil `17 knew that combining his marketing major with a music technology minor would give him a unique edge over job seekers in the business world. This combination, while allowing him to explore his creative passion, also landed him an internship with iheartradio in New York.

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The Modern Dancer to Watch 

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Christina Robson `09, Dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Jones Company

Since graduation, dance/performance and visual arts double major Christina Robson ’09 has thrived with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Jones Company, and been named "the modern dancer to watch." She says the Dance/Performance department at RWU "feels like a conservatory experience." 

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Turning Passion into Careers with Experiential Learning 

As a student in SHAE, you will find opportunities to gain professional experience in every program, while also giving back to the community.

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Journalism major Brett Johnson `19 films midterm election coverage as part of the HawkTheVote Election Media Lab. 

Check out exciting experiential projects below:

  • Budding journalists participate in the HawkTheVote Election Media Lab, which won the Mark of Excellence award for best online reporting, producing political news coverage with professional equipment.

HawkTheVote

  • In a graphic design course, students get real world experience and give back, by designing a website for a Teen Recovery Center.

Graphic Design Course 

  • All education majors get multiple opportunities for real classroom teaching experience. Along with her local teaching placement, Carolyn Westgate `19 got to virtually teach high school students in England, through her Hassenfeld Student Leadership Fellowship

Carolyn's Story 

  • Creative Writing faculty bring an array of publishing experience to their classrooms, providing multiple opportunities for students to learn both sides of the publishing desk.

Careers for Creative Writing Majors