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.

Jay Ryan '84 shares an insider's view of Wall Street

Bryant alumnus transformed himself from a CPA at a public accounting firm to CFO of King Street Capital.

04.01.15

Kim Gawlak Walsh-Sorensen '84: Founder/Vice President, Carbon Resources

Serving on the board of Bryant's student-run campus food service introduced her to entrepreneurship, prepared her to own business.

02.05.15

Catching up with Juan Camilo '07: Founder/President, Dyckman Beer Company

At Bryant, this finance major developed a head for business; now he's brewing beers with a nod to his Latino heritage.

01.16.15

Caitlyn Witkowski ’11, ’14 MSGES: Growing as a research scientist

Conducting research around the globe in partnership with Bryant's science faculty has given her the opportunity to explore, travel, and "understand myself."

12.18.14

Catching up with Michael Bourgeois '08

CIS major is now an IT business analyst with Merck Millipore, working with global teams and building relationships with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

12.09.14

Now boarding – Collette and Bryant

From Collette's first alumni hire in 1992, the company saw the star power present in so many Bryant alumni who "fit our culture of positive attitude and conscientious work ethic perfectly."

11.19.14

Catching up with Robert Pertuso '75

FBI Special Agent (retired); Owner, RK International Security and Investigative Services

11.03.14

Catching up with Micaela Maynard '08

Academic and Community Coordinator, Irwin W. Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning, DePaul University

11.03.14

Richard Garceau ’14: Ethical and accountable

An internship, experience with team projects and campus leadership, and strong showing at the National Collegiate Sales Competition opened the way to multiple job offers before graduation.

07.16.14

Joshua Ballance ’12: A passion for economics

Now at the Federal Reserve in Boston, Ballance is engaged in research analyzing trends in "upskilling" during the Great Recession, and hopes to pursue a doctorate in economics, an academic passion ignited at Bryant.

07.16.14

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