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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)

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Performing Arts, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Current Students

When Pablo Suaste Cherizola left Mexico to study piano at Roosevelt University in 2014, he never envisioned becoming one of the university’s leading instrumentalists, or recording his first CD by age 23.

Arts and Sciences, Business, Academic & Artistic Excellence, An Inclusive Community, Current Students

For three years, Samawi (Sam) Al Helli interpreted Arabic for the United States Marines in his native country of Iraq. Today, he is earning his second master’s degree in computer science, with plans to graduate in May 2017.

An Inclusive Community, Our Story, Alumni

As a pioneering higher education institution in diversity, inclusion and social justice, Roosevelt University has a celebrated history of renowned African American students, faculty and alumni. As we acknowledge Black History Month, we take pride in the impact that our African American alumni have made in their professional fields, as well as their local and global communities. Representing each day of this inspiring month of black history, the following alumni are only 28 of the many respected and accomplished African American Roosevelt alumni.