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.

Erik Budlong ’12: Embracing the unexpected

The International Business major praises Bryant's program for giving him the skills and confidence to take over in India when Hanna Instruments reassigned his general manager.

06.30.14

Jessica May Vickers ’14: Nurturing a passion for sustainability innovation

Bryant's individual attention, multiple research opportunities, and the option to personalize her major bring Vickers a step closer to career as a chief sustainability officer.

06.09.14

Roommates’ sketches bear fruit: Web-based company competes with Facebook, Yahoo

Just a few years after sketching ideas for MyWebRoom.com in Hall 2, Artem Fedyaev ’12 and John Gonzalez ’12 have a thriving company.

05.29.14

Cinthia Ulloa ’14: The math behind the marketing

In becoming a marketing major, Ulloa gained skills in mathematical analysis. She leveraged those skills during an internship at Liberty Mutual Insurance – an experience that yielded a full-time job there.

05.28.14

Maduka Nwanekezi ’14: Accounting for a meaningful life

Before entering Bryant’s MBA program, he will take part in a third summer internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he will work with clients in the auditing practice.

05.05.14

Aubrey Mable ’14: A career path with options

Internships at Bryant and at TBS "provided me with a variety of skill sets and confidence in knowing I can adapt and learn quickly," says accomplished softball player.

05.05.14

Six finalists face the "sharks" at annual New Venture Competition

Thirty contestants competed for a chance to win the top prize of $20,000 in a competition designed to spotlight enterprising alumni and students and to support promising new business ideas.

04.02.14

Teeing up for success: Kris Hart '08

His pivotal moment: winning Bryant’s 2012 New Venture Competition. The victory reinforced his confidence that Nextgengolf had the potential for success.

03.28.14

A force to be reckoned with: Melissa Ellard '13

An inner circle that includes Bryant alumni and faculty help her navigate the complexities of her startup company. "You have to have a team with different skill sets," she says.

03.28.14

Kristin L. Fraser ’94, ’99 MBA: Counseling clients the world over

She's built a successful international career upon a solid Bryant foundation of undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business, and entrepreneurship.

03.28.14

Jay Weinberg ’85: Find a problem, develop a solution

The chance to develop his own company came after inroads at EDS and Leo Burnett as an “intrapreneur.”

03.27.14

Scott DePasquale ’94: Be unbound and take risks

“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I don’t know anything,” he says. “It’s important to have the ability to adapt and to put your ego aside.”

03.27.14