Celebrating our 2023 Graduates

Studio Time Prepares Architecture Grad for Hensel Phelps Position

By Melanie Thibeault
Bodie Ibrahim

Bodie Ibrahim ’23, an Architecture major who minored in Photography and Digital Media, has accepted a job as a field engineer for Hensel Phelps.  

Studio Success: “What I liked most about the Architecture program was the studios. We had five-hour sessions three times a week. I learned a lot about the practice and from professors’ critiques. My professors pushed me outside my boundaries and wanted me to try new designs. That really helped me. The studio was a big part of bringing me to where I am today.”  

Invaluable Internship: “I did an internship with Narofsky Architecture on Long Island, where I got to learn more about the field and practice of Architecture. I was tasked with building a 3D model for a renovation project for a hospital in New York and presenting to clients. I also built leadership skills and learned to take initiative. It’s gotten me to where I am now.”  

Career Center Connections: “I wanted to try a position in construction. The Center for Career and Professional Development sent an email that Hensel Phelps was coming to campus and hosting an information session. I took the opportunity and signed up. I then got an interview with two of the Roger alumni who came to present. I remember that the week I had my last swim meet of the season, I heard that I got the job.”  

Ibrahim, a record-setting member of the Men’s Swim Team and a resident assistant, is from Sunnyside, N.Y.  

Every spring, as Commencement nears, RWU spotlights members of the graduating class. Suggestions are welcome. Email: stories@rwu.edu 

Celebrating our 2023 Graduates