Success Stories

In making the transition from student to successful professional, Bryant alumni have followed a variety of paths. Here are a few of their stories.

Cadre of faculty mentors guided Brent Lavitt '15 to success

His path also was shaped by networking opportunities through Bryant Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization and the successes and failures as an entrepreneur.

02.11.16

Orlando Baeza '09 among Forbes' "30 Under 30" honorees

The senior manager of global consumer marketing for Activision was recognized in the Marketing and Advertising category.

02.04.16

Bailey Cornell '15 has the 'Googlyness' it takes to land job at top tech company

A Communication major, she notes that her honors capstone, "being well-rounded and having experiences outside of the classroom were key" to getting hired by Google.

02.04.16

David Giardino '09: Marketing magic in Walt Disney World

Now a marketing strategy manager at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Giardino says Bryant courses and faculty mentors helped him land a job with his dream employer.

01.19.16

Jason Dodier ’09 Global Sales Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric IT

He traces his success to a "diverse and dynamic course schedule" that focused on relational learning, and easy access to professors.

01.15.16

Leah Babat '15 MBA: Specializing in analytics pays off

Interactions between faculty and students made Bryant stand out for this career changer who is now employed as a sourcing analyst for CVS Health.

01.04.16

Catching up with Nikita Gittens ’12

Now a Human Resources Generalist at Sikorsky Aircraft, Gittens advocates mentorship and finds value in affinity networks.

11.30.15

Catching up with David Greco III ’08

Now Research Director for the Michigan Republican Party, he says faculty mentors inspired him to "challenge myself to see something differently."

11.30.15

Catching up with Emily Panasowich ’08, director of Asian operations, Destination Imagination

When she first came to Bryant, she had never traveled outside of the U.S. Today, she lives in Singapore and works with people throughout Asia.

08.11.15

Sarah Philipp '15: Bryant connections led to a tech position with Bose

Strong presentation skills and experience with team-based projects helped this CIS major land a job by the end of fall semester her senior year.

05.05.15

Ana Pascual '15: Finding courage, confidence, and a career

Knowing no one as a first-year, she jumped into campus life, grew as a leader, and so impressed Target execs during an internship that she was offered a full-time job junior year.

05.05.15

Jillian Bonafede '15: Gaining confidence through campus engagement

Leadership opportunities and SIE transformed a "totally lost" teen into a confident grad who will begin her career as a Cigna benefit analyst.

05.05.15