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Alumni Advice for the Class of 2016

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Across all disciplines, majors and professions, our diverse and successful alumni have thrived professionally from the lessons they learned at Roosevelt. With valuable career experience under their belt, our alumni are eager to share some tips for the Class of 2016!

“Congrats on graduating! Remember that perseverance is key, and that there are many opportunities awaiting you. Don’t be afraid to take risks. As your career evolves, with each opportunity, you will be one step closer to achieving your dreams. Once you do so (and along the way), don’t forget about those who helped pave the way. Give back to your network, to those who were once in your shoes, and to RU!”Erika Weiss (MPA Public Administration, ’13)
Erika Weiss (MPA Public Administration, ’13)
“It goes without saying that networking is a must for professionals today. Join associations through which you can make solid connections and/or establish a potential job opportunity. When attending a networking event, make sure to walk away with a few solid leads and follow-up within 1-2 business days. Continue to participate in relevant professional associations but don't sign up for committee work if you can’t commit. Employers may do Google searches on potential candidates so taking the time to update your [social media] profiles is a worthwhile exercise.” Nasutsa Mabwa (MBA Real Estate, ’06)
Nasutsa Mabwa (MBA Real Estate, ’06)
“At our closing forum, our dean Sean Kelley said, ‘Don’t follow your dreams, lead your dreams.’ I think that one thing sums it up.” Mandy Modic (BFA Theater, ’11)
Mandy Modic (BFA Theater, ’11)
“Congrats! If you want to remain competitive, learning is something that should never end. Take advantage of company reimbursements and free online resources (there are a ton out there), and continue to pursue scholarship offers. For example, learning a new programming language after graduation has really helped in my current role at work.” Carina Balan (BS Actuarial Science, ’13)
Carina Balan (BS Actuarial Science, ’13)
“Interests matter. Cultivate those interests and make them the things you work on, write about and mull over every day." Ben Schulman (BPS ’12)
Ben Schulman (BPS ’12)

Additional Stories...

Zindaba Nyirenda
Social Justice in Action, Alumni, Education, An Inclusive Community

Zindaba Nyirenda — a 2010 Roosevelt University graduate and Zambian princess — has dedicated most of her career to the recognition of equality in Africa, and fighting for the rights of women and children in Zambia and around the world.

Ramuel Figueroa and Dinu Skariah
An Inclusive Community, Arts and Sciences, Alumni, Faculty and Staff

When U.S. military veteran Ramuel Figueroa decided to enroll at Roosevelt University in 2014, his math and writing skills were rusty and his confidence was lacking. “I needed some help in brushing up,” the 24-year-old honors student said, who today is thriving on many fronts thanks to support and guidance he received at Roosevelt University.

Maria and Gina Narcisi
An Inclusive Community, Current Students

While some families get to see their Laker student-athlete excel in different sports, other families have more than one student-athlete donning the Green and White. In fact, there are five sets of siblings currently competing for Laker teams, either on the same squad or in different sports.