Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Senior Success Stories 2013

From full-time jobs and post-baccalaureate internships to graduate school and service positions, our graduating seniors are finding success around the world.

Read their stories below for inspiration and tips on your own search, and contact Kerrie Merz to share your story.

Ari Kamin, International Relations, is working as an Associate Product Analyst for Visa V.Me Digital Wallet Team - Product Strategy and Innovation in San Francisco, CA.

Yick Chong Lam graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He has accepted an admissions offer from Yale University to pursue a PhD Degree in Chemistry. During the summer, he will be a research assistant at the Yale University Energy Sciences Institute.

Kelly Mulrey,  Biology, has been accepted in to her top choice of graduate schools, the University of Rochester School of Nursing one-year accelerated BSN program.

Cameron LaPoint, a triple major in economics, history, and mathematics, graduated in May of 2013 with his bachelor's degree. Starting in September 2013, he will relocate to Kyoto, Japan for ten months as a Fulbright Fellow.
Jake Miller, Public Health - Health, Behavior & Society, has accepted a position with the Pittsburgh Health Corps, an AmeriCorps program that focuses on helping the underserved overcome barriers of access to care. He is working at UPMC/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Adolescent Medicine as the Youth Outreach Coordinator.

 Kate Bredbenner graduated with a BS in Molecular Genetics and a BA in Philosophy. She decided to go into genetics research and will be working towards her PhD at Rockefeller University in New York City. She has great tips for selling yourself.

Stephanie Swartz graduated with a B.S. in physics and minors in optics and math, and she is excited to begin the PhD program in electrical engineering/optics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

Rimsha Khan graduated this year with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. She is headed to SUNY Buffalo Law School for her J. D.

Naomi Ahsan graduated in May of 2012 with her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and spent the past year working as a Research and Program Associate at the Center for Community Change. She is excited to begin American University’s Washington College of Law as a Public Interest/Public Service Scholar. 

Akshay Rao graduated with his master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering. He joins the audio giant Bose Corporation this summer as a full-time Audio DSP software engineer in their car audio division. He worked with Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center Counselor Laura Godwin this year, and is happy to share what he learned with his peers.

Gregory Fox, Political Science has landed a full-time position as a staff writer at the Dunkirk Observer. "I am now working in my dream field and doing what I love as a full-fledged job now. I couldn't be happier," he says.

Maia Ashman, Biology, is thrilled to be accepted into the University of Rochester School of Nursing's 12-month Accelerated Bachelor's Program for Non-Nurses. 

Morgan Preziosi, Biochemistry, has been accepted into her top-choice PhD program. She is off to the University of Pittsburgh's Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program this fall.

 Rachel Wesley, who majored in computer science, has accepted a position as front end engineer at the Rochester, NY office of Brand Networks, Inc. She found this position through the Career & Internship Center's Career Fair.

Jason Silverstein, a double major in English and Anthropology, has been accepted into the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he will begin a Master of Science program this fall.  He will spend the summer working for the Buffalo News as a full-time features reporter.

Annalise Baird, English, will be moving to California in July to complete a competitive fellowship with the Development Department at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  Her participation in the Career Center Boot Camp this year helped her focus her goals and pursue this opportunity. She also attributes her success to the invaluable experience gained through the UR International Theatre Program and The Opposite of People (TOOP).

Financial Economics major Dan Shapiro has landed a prestigious position with Oppenheimer & Co., a leading boutique investment bank this summer. He will be working as an Equity Research Intern in the Oil & Gas sector. The analysts that he will be working for are two of the most frequently quoted experts on energy issues. He cites undergrad finance experience as a key to his success.

Emily Vreeland, Public Health-Health Policy, recently accepted a position with RTI International working on their health policy projects in the aging, disability, and long-term care program.  She has deferred her admission to University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in order to gain some practical experience in her field.

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