Great Education

Great Careers

Great Lives

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!

*See Lumina Foundation News Release, May 6, 2014

So, what are the six factors?

1
Professor Who Made A Difference
2
Hands-On Projects
3
Mentor On Campus
4
4
Campus Involvement
5
5
Internship Experience
6
6
Preparation For Life After Graduation

Professor who made a difference

Dr. Janet Baldwin, Engineering

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.

Alexia ’17

Alexia ’17

“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.”

Alexia ’17
Engineering
Kigali, Rwanda

Juan ’16

Juan ’16

“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.”

Juan ’16
Engineering
Bogotá, Colombia

Hands-On Projects

Hands-On Projects :: Community Partnerships Center (CPC)

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!

Larissa's Story

“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.”

Larissa ’17
Architecture
Westwood, MA

Eric's Story

“My trip to Dorado (Puerto Rico) for my senior project was life-changing. In addition to the experience of being in a new culture, it was amazing to be around the kids all the time. They were so welcoming and respectful – they really wanted to learn. Nothing could have made me more sure about what I want to do in the future.”

Eric ’14  
Elementary Education
Lynn, MA

Hands-On Projects :: Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC)

With service-learning trips to places like Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Peru, RWU’s FIMRC chapter gives students the chance to tackle public health and social justice issues head-on. Accompanied by RWU faculty members, students take part in offering free medical care to children and mothers in need.

Mentor On Campus

Virgina '17
Virgina '17
Philosophy & Psychology
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Virgina's Story
“One of my best experiences at Roger Williams has been working with Karen. When I first came to this country, I learned English but learning to write well in English was a challenge. I went to see Karen for one-on-one writing sessions during my freshman year and I’ve never stopped! She’s helped me continue to become a better and better writer."
Mentor: Karen Bilotti with Virgina ’17
Mentor: Karen Bilotti with Virgina ’17
Mentor
Karen Bilotti
Associate Director of Tutorial Support Services
Coordinator of the RWU Writing Center
Fishing for scup samples with Prof. David Taylor (center, blue hat)
Fishing for scup samples with Prof. David Taylor (center, blue hat)
Mentor
Professor David Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Area of Expertise: Fisheries Biology
Josh ’16
Josh ’16
Marine Biology
Agawam, MA
Josh's Story
“I loved having classes with Professor Taylor, but I have to say it’s been helping him with his research on mercury levels in local fish that’s been most rewarding. Not only has he been a great resource for me with classroom work, but he’s really shown me about conducting academic research and the impact it can have.”

Campus Involvement

“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.”

Richie ’15

Biology & Chemistry
Yorktown Heights, NY

Internship Experience

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.”

Rosalvens ’18

Management & Accounting
Mattapan, MA

Preparation for life after graduation

Lorin's Story

“It’s because of RWU that I’m on the path I’ve reached today — I came such a long way during my time on campus. Not only did my journalism classes prepare me for the realities of a busy newsroom, but I also had learned to be confident in my own abilities. So much of what I’m using in my career today started with all the production and reporting experience I gained at RWU.”

Lorin ’09
Traffic Reporter, FiOS 1/ WRNN News

EJ's Story

“I had years of construction experience before I graduated, so it was definitely something I was excited about and knew I was ready to do. I was able to take everything I was learning in class and apply it immediately on job sites at places like T.F. Green Airport and Fidelity Investments.”

EJ ’13
Project Engineer, Gilbane Building Company

David's Story

“I had one of my first real experiences with travel when I studied abroad to France and Germany for eight days with Professor Tehrani. It was an amazing trip and I decided then that I really wanted to find something after graduation that would allow me to travel. In my first job, I spent nine weeks in Germany and seven weeks in D.C. in the first few months alone!”

David ’12
Marketing Coordinator, Coburn Technologies

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:

Great Education

A Great Education

Great Careers

A Great Career

Great Life

A Great Life

Choose RWU!