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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    From RWU to the Cutting Edge of Space Exploration

    Michael Patient, RWU Class of 2007

    Computer Science

    For Michael Patient ‘07, SpaceX is not just the intriguing company changing the course of space exploration, but the place where he has spent the last six years of his career as a lead software developer. 

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    Public Relations for World-Famous Sports Teams

    Gabby Dougherty, RWU Class of 2018

    Public Relations

    Gabby Dougherty's job at a public relations agency takes her behind the scenes with world-famous sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Liverpool Football Club. She recently talked with us about her exciting career and her RWU experience. 

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    Trailblazing A Path from Police Officer to Executive Director

    Tonya Harris, RWU Class of 2002

    Criminal Justice

    Tonya Harris '02 found a flexible path to success at RWU. She earned her degree in criminal justice while working full-time as a police officer and now serves as the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • Jared Ramos wears a hard hat and vest

    Making a Lasting Mark Through Civil Engineering

    Jared Ramos, RWU Class of 2018

    Engineering

    Jared Ramos '18 works as a project engineer for the Gilbane Building Company after interning for the company while earning his degree in Civil Engineering.

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    Learning to Lead in Construction Management

    Jessica Spivey, RWU Class of 2008

    Construction Management

    Jessica Spivey '08 graduated from RWU with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. Now, she works as a Senior Site Superintendent for Shawmut Design and Construction in Providence, R.I.

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    First Responder to Cyber Attacks

    Anthony Mosesso, RWU Class of 2018

    Cybersecurity & Networking

    Anthony Mosesso '18 works to protect customers and coworkers from online phishing attacks by scammers looking to steal credit card, bank account, and other sensitive information. He uses the skills he learned while earning his degree in Cybersecurity & Networking.

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    Journalism Opens Up Unexpected Opportunities

    Natalie Almeida, RWU Class of 2019

    Journalism

    An interest in politics, fascination with media and extroverted personality led Natalie Almeida to declare a major in journalism.  

    “I used journalism as a way to see how different ethnicities and