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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  • Daniel Gortze

    The Importance of Fundamentals

    Daniel Gortze, RWU Class of 2010

    Cybersecurity & Networking

    How do you make your business secure enough so people can’t break into it, while also making sure it's not overly protected to the point where the business can’t function? It’s a puzzle that Daniel Gortze ’10 faces every day.

  • Brianna Smith

    Finding Her Marketing Niche

    Brianna Smith, RWU Class of 2016

    Marketing

    Curiosity kills the cat. At least, that’s what the famous proverb tells us. But for Brianna Smith ’16, a creative strategist with Digital Surgeons, her curiosity helps companies achieve successful marketing results.

  • Rosalvens Saint Jean

    From RWU to a Great Career, His Dream Come True

    Rosalvens Saint Jean, RWU Class of 2018

    Accounting + Management

    It’s no surprise Rosalvens Saint Jean already had a full-time job with one of the world’s top public accounting firms lined up before he graduated. He had taken every opportunity to grow his skills and knowledge through hands-on learning experiences at Roger Williams University and multiple internships with great companies.

  • Sarah Agnalt

    Extracurricular Involvement Leads to Post-Graduate Success

    Sarah Agnalt, RWU Class of 2018

    Engineering

    Whether she’s helping to develop self-driving vehicles or creating complicated software programs to improve communication, Sarah Agnalt ’18 helps enable soldiers on the field to do their jobs every day.

  • Elsch Maisoh

    Construction Management Degree Helps Graduate Rise Through the Ranks

    Elsch Maisoh, RWU Class of 2013

    Construction Management

    From working as an intern during college to being a superintendent after graduation now, as the head engineer on a $65 million project to build a new museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Elsch Maisoh ’13 has been steadily climbing the ladder at Gilbane Building Company.

  • Allie Campbell

    Career Options Broadened through Internship

    Allie Campbell, RWU Class of 2019

    Creative Writing

    Like many creative writing majors, Allie Campbell envisioned herself working with authors, reading and editing their manuscripts at a publishing firm.

  • Kelsey Harrington

    Cultivating Lasting Connections

    Kelsey Harrington, RWU Class of 2016, 2018M

    Psychology + Criminal Justice

    Sometimes your professors know you better than you know yourself. Take Kelsey Harrington ’16, ’18M for example.

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    The True Impact of Community Partnership

    Jamie Valway, RWU Class of 2017

    Architecture

    RWU Alum and current Architecture Graduate student Jamie Valway has worked with the Community Partnerships Center throughout her entire RWU career. This experience has not only been personally fulfilling, but also prepared her for a job in her field.

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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.