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.

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.


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.


Catching up with Nikita Gittens ’12

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


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


Connor Norat '15: Hands-on investment experience pays dividends

His Archway Investment Fund course work and experiences with the Bryant Finance Association and Bryant Ventures land him a position with EMC.


Stephanie Shepherd '15: Purposefully preparing for anything

Graduating with a degree in Communication, she's heading to Liberty Mutual Insurance's human resources department.


Real-world experience of Archway Investment Fund opens doors, young alumni say

The program offered "the single most impactful experience I had while at Bryant," one panelist says. "It was a huge differentiator when interviewing."


Marcia Chong '12: A career path that aligns with interest in social causes

Now an analyst at a leading nonprofit advisory firm, she's helping to build a new global industry in the fields of Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds.