A recent national study found that there are six factors in a college experience that lead to a great life after graduation.* While some of the 30,000+ graduates surveyed nationally had experienced one or two of these things, less than three percent experienced all six.
At RWU, we’re proud to say that we deliver opportunities for our students to experience all six.
Read on to find out exactly how an RWU experience leads to a great education, great career and great life!
So, what are the six factors?
Professor who made a difference
Dr. Janet Baldwin, Engineering
At RWU, you can forget about getting lost in the crowd of a stadium-style lecture hall. Your professors will know you by name, go the extra mile to make sure you’re understanding the material and perhaps even ask you to work with them as a research assistant.
That’s definitely the case with Professor Janet Baldwin in Engineering — she’s a perennial favorite with her students for her dynamic teaching style and how approachable she is both inside the classroom and out.
“As a female engineer who’s accomplished a lot in the field, Professor Baldwin has been such a great role model. She’s my advisor as well as my professor, and she’s there for me anytime I need to talk through something academically or about my future.”
“I knew I was interested in engineering, but Professor Baldwin helped me to choose courses and topics that would let me explore the field and find out where my interests really are. I loved having her as a professor and I still go back to her just to talk and get advice.”
RWU students of all disciplines — from Criminal Justice to Graphic Design — take on real-world projects through the University’s Community Partnerships Center (CPC). These projects, requested by local non-profits, municipalities and lower income communities throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, range from helping senior citizens with technology in the East Bay to re-designing a children’s library in Central Falls. Students deepen their academic experience by putting classroom knowledge to work, while partner organizations receive a service that would otherwise be out of reach. To date, RWU students and faculty have tackled over 193 projects!
“One of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve done has involved working with an urban school in Fall River in combination with a community center. It’s amazing to be out there trying to come up with solutions through architecture for what will work best for the children and the whole community.”
Mentor On Campus
“This is a place where it’s hard NOT to be involved. It’s easy to get started with things, and you just learn to put more of your time into the things that really mean something to you. I’ve learned so much from other students as well as the faculty and staff members that I’ve met through everything I’ve been involved with.”
Biology & Chemistry
Yorktown Heights, NY
Ready to put everything you’re learning at RWU into practice with a top company, firm or non-profit? Here are just a few of the organizations where RWU students have recently interned.
Gilbane, Shawmut, Sasaki, Alex & Ani, State Street, Raytheon, Deloitte,
KPMG, Dell, Google, Smithsonian, Pfizer, Rocha Dance Theatre, ESPN,
Associated Press, NASCAR, CIA, Disney World, San Diego Zoo, FBI
“I’m excited to be part of an internship program with Ernst & Young that has you working for different parts of the company over two summers and then they offer you a job after graduation. It’s great to get that kind of exposure while I’m still a student — it helps me narrow down exactly what might be the best fit for me in my career.”
Management & Accounting
Preparation for life after graduation
As you can see, an RWU education is a unique experience that gives you a complete foundation for life after graduation. So, are you ready for:
A Great Education
A Great Career