In making the transition from student to successful professional, Bryant alumni have followed a variety of paths. Here are a few of their stories.
“Investors like shiny things,” she says, “but you need to be able to read a profit and loss statement and be a problem solver.”
“Bryant’s business focus made it unusual back in the day. Today, it benefits from that heritage,” says the co-founder of PSG Global Solutions, an offshore recruiting company.
A lesson learned at Bryant still resonates: “Commodities equals death.” He stepped away from commodities and founded Vermont Butcher Block & Board.
Now executive director at Cherrystone Angel Group, learning to network was part of her training at Bryant.
Before he was 23, this sociology major had established a business with more than 200 clients; it's now one of Connecticut's leading e-design studios.
"Bryant awakened me to a professional career that became my life’s work," says this award-winning professor of accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.
A senior partner at PwC Canada, she considers the relationship-building skills learned early in her childhood and further developed at Bryant as the key to her success.
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.
Her coursework at Bryant and her affiliation with the Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center launched Nastazia on a path to help women gain visibility in leadership positions.
A semester-long internship doing economics research at a Washington, D.C., think tank "was an important part of how I chose my career," he says.
Learning the importance of hard work and dedication set the stage for Mahan's Honors Program capstone, her path to a graduate degree, and a job as a tax accountant.
Bryant taught Drechsler-Martell to take advantage of opportunities, meet the right people and build great relationships.