Undergraduate Stories

The RWU student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, unique program offerings, personalized interactions with faculty, and much more. All of it meant to help students discover their passions while preparing for a successful career and a fulfilling life. Our students are independent thinkers, scholars, leaders, scientists, architects, artists, researchers, world travelers, athletes, and more.

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    Lessons in "Winging It"

    Carolyn Westgate, RWU Class of 2019

    Secondary Education

    An education student discovers the value of "learning by doing" in her job as director of Camp Wetu.

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    From Research Scientist to App Developer

    Gabrielle Baillargeon, RWU Class of 2020

    Marine Biology

    Ever since forging an original research project her freshman year, Gabrielle Baillargeon continues to surf a tidal wave of success.

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    Making History Fun at Plimoth Plantation

    Danny Perkins, RWU Class of 2019

    History

    In the summer after his junior year, Danny Perkins discovered and explored his own teaching style as a museum education intern at Plimoth Plantation. The experience gave him the confidence he needed to see himself as a skilled educator.

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    Combining Passions With a Double Major

    Erin Lyons, RWU Class of 2016

    Communication & Media Studies

    When double majoring in different academic areas, finding two that complement one another is easier than you might think. Take Erin Lyons ’16, for example. The Lynbrook, N.Y., resident has been

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    The Right Internship

    Juliet Hulme, RWU Class of 2019

    Public Relations

    Senior public relations major, Juliet Hulme knew that landing the right internship wasn’t going to be easy. And while she had the necessary skills to succeed in a PR position, she needed a strong resume and cover letter to stand out against other candidates. This is where having RWU’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) as a resource made all the difference.

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    A Different Kind of Educator

    Clarice Contente, RWU Class of 2019

    Educational Studies

    A degree in educational studies is quickly becoming recognized as a degree that opens doors to a wide variety of rewarding education-based careers outside of the classroom. It's why, for example, Clarice Contente - who hopes to start a career as a pediatric health care professional - chose it as her major.

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    At the Forefront of American Politics

    Kaylee Pugliese, RWU Class of 2019

    Journalism

    As she enters her final year at Roger Williams University, Kaylee Pugliese could not think of a better way to round out her journalism experience than being at the forefront of American politics.

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    A World of Mathematical Possibilities

    Abigail Small, RWU Class of 2020

    Applied Mathematics

    After dabbling in general math coursework, Abigail Small discovered a passion for the real-world impact of applied mathematics. She’s diving deep into sophisticated computational math research into the mysterious workings of neurostimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

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    Q&A with Kyle Harvill: An RWU Summer

    Kyle Harvill, RWU Class of 2019

    Political Science

    Rising senior Kyle Harvill talks about spending his summer living in RWU’s Bayside residence hall as he interns at the Naval War College in Newport and works for Information Technology in the library.

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    Building Her Future Career

    Hannah Little, RWU Class of 2020

    English Literature

    In just two years at Roger Williams University, Hannah Little has gained enough experience to build a career on.