Undergraduate Stories

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  • Nicholas Morrison '19

    Nicholas Morrison '19, Construction Management Alum

    Nicholas Morrison, RWU Class of 2019

    Construction Management

    Now a few years into my career, I enjoy working on healthcare projects that ultimately can make a great difference in someone’s life.  Along those same lines, I eventually want to be working on projects that benefit society as a whole, more specifically, working on sustainable projects.  It’s an exciting time to be in construction, as now, more than ever, we are developing and implementing new technologies and building materials with sustainable goals in mind.

  • Jordan McGarty stands with Swoop

    Finding His Niche in Computer Science

    Jordan McGarty

    Computer Science

    Jordan McGarty, RWU senior, is combining his passions to pursue an unusual yet essential role in the computer science field. With a major in computer science and a minor in professional and public writing, McGarty is preparing to serve as a bridge between client and programmer, streamlining communication and translating jargon into accessible language. 

  • Headshot of John Babuka

    Robots and Electric Cars: A Career in Engineering

    John Babuka, RWU Class of 2020


    During the spring of his senior year at RWU, John Babuka ’20 was chosen from 12,000 applicants to work as a Systems Engineer at General Motors in Warren, MI. 

  • Headshot of Tyler Roberts

    Student Teaching Leads to Career in Secondary Education

    Tyler Roberts, RWU Class of 2020

    Secondary Education + Biology

    Tyler Roberts '20 feels well prepared for the unique challenge of completing his first year of teaching during a pandemic. He works as a high school chemistry and physical science at Mount Hope High School in Bristol, RI after graduating from RWU with a double major in biology and secondary education. 

  • Madison Guitard and colleague

    Industrial Engineering in Hong Kong

    Madison Guitard, RWU Class of 2020


    Madison Guitard ’20 is making packaging more efficient and sustainable as an Industrial Engineer at lululemon. 

  • Headshot of Sean Nugent

    Prepared for a Career in Water Quality

    Sean Nugent, RWU Class of 2020

    Environmental Science

    Sean Nugent '20 developed an interest in water quality while studying environmental science at RWU. Now, Nugent works as a Water Quality Specialist at SafeWell, a Massachusetts-based water testing, treatment, and monitoring company.

  • Headshot of Abby Maxwell

    From Undergraduate Research to Graduate Acceptance

    Abby Maxwell, RWU Class of 2020

    Psychology + International Relations

    Graduating with a double major in psychology and international relations, Abby Maxwell ’20 was excited to be accepted to American University’s Masters of Public Policy Program in Washington, D.C. 

  • Headshot of Aidan Curran

    "The Industry I Always Wanted To Be In"

    Aidan Curran, RWU Class of 2020

    Music + Philosophy

    Music and philosophy major Aidan Curren is working at the forefront of the music industry. His senior capstone project led to his current role as Publicity Assistant for PARMA Recordings, a recording company in New Hampshire. 

  • Carter-Lamb

    A True Leader and Scholar

    Asia Carter-Lamb, RWU Class of 2020


    Asia Carter-Lamb knew she was interested in money management from a young age. After majoring in finance at RWU, she got a job as an Associate Financial Analyst at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA. In the future, Carter-Lamb plans to leverage her skills to help her community in her home city of Baltimore.