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.

Daryl Crockett ’82: Master business basics, be a problem solver

“Investors like shiny things,” she says, “but you need to be able to read a profit and loss statement and be a problem solver.”

03.27.14

Bryant curriculum boosted Brian Cotter ’95 at Wharton and in his early career

“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.

03.27.14

David Glickman '91 carves out a new career and lifestyle

A lesson learned at Bryant still resonates: “Commodities equals death.” He stepped away from commodities and founded Vermont Butcher Block & Board.

03.27.14

Jennifer (Schwall) Rousseau '11 says networking has been key to her career

Now executive director at Cherrystone Angel Group, learning to network was part of her training at Bryant.

02.18.16

Success as a serial entrepreneur: Joseph M. D'Ambrose '08

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.

03.27.14

Accomplished scholar and outstanding teacher: David N. Ricchiute '70

"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.

03.27.14

One of Canada’s most powerful women: Diane Kazarian ’83

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.

03.27.14

Stephanie Griffith '13: Survey of campus attitudes

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Hochberg Women's Center resources led her to research campus climate as it relates to homophobia, LGBTQ issues.

09.30.13

Nastazia Coirin '13: Empowering women in Haiti

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.

09.30.13

William Gowen '13: Aiming for a career in public service

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.

08.05.13

Eva Mahan ’13: Building a foundation for success one internship at a time

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.

06.25.13

Timothy Drechsler-Martell ’13: A path enriched by faculty and alumni

Bryant taught Drechsler-Martell to take advantage of opportunities, meet the right people and build great relationships.

06.04.13