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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    A World of Mathematical Possibilities

    Abigail Small, RWU Class of 2020

    Applied Mathematics + Computer Science

    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

    Creative Writing

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

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    Discovering Voice in Writing

    Samantha Duncan, RWU Class of 2013

    English Literature

    Being a writer doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to only writing fiction or poems. Just ask Samantha Duncan.

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    Inside the Crime Lab: Getting a Foot in the Door

    Rebecca Millard, RWU Class of 2018

    Forensic Science

    Forensic science major Rebecca Millard got a real-world taste of crime-scene investigation working with a faculty member at the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory this summer. It gave her an edge at getting into Boston University’s School of Medicine for Biomedical Forensic Science.

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    Closer to Her Dream

    Ava Mastrostefano, RWU Class of 2018

    Marine Biology

    Ava Mastrostefano came to RWU with a dream. Now, she is on the brink of making her dream come true.

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    The Value of Internships

    Nick Corey, RWU Class of 2017

    Web Development + Graphic Design Communication

    As a student, Nick Corey, who was recently hired as a specialist in digital/strategy at (add)ventures in Providence, learned the value of internships. Let him tell you about it here.

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    Helping Better Society

    Isabel Clark, RWU Class of 2019


    At RWU, we are building the university the world needs now by addressing problems that matter most to society. Our students embody this work. For proof, look at national award-winning student Isabel Clark.

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    Discovering His Passion To Help

    Cory Letendre, RWU Class of 2018

    Public Health

    At RWU, Cory Letendre realized his true passion. It led him to invest over 400 hours volunteering at a local clinic.