From business, to engineering, to drum corps and more, these Hawks have landed in some pretty amazing places. Let's meet them!
From organizing political campaigns to designing an outreach program for Hartford’s homeless population, Olaleye Onikuyide ’20 shows his commitment to community service. The University is recognizing this dedication by presenting him the John G. Lee Award, given annually to an exemplary graduating senior.
Senior Caitlin Maralack, explains that “UHart gave me the education, confidence and opportunity to get involved and explore my passions and interests in different areas.” This is exactly what the triple-majoring graduate and D1 athlete did. She made the most of her four years at the University of Hartford.
When Eve Betterini chose to start commuting to the University of Hartford after completing her first year, she was unsure of how she would continue interacting with the campus community. Eve found commuting did not limit her undergraduate experience. In fact, it did just the opposite.
When Yavana Ganesh first declared her dual degrees in chemistry and politics and government, along with an environmental studies minor, she was unsure of what her future career would be. However, with the help of UHart’s supportive, connected, and resourceful faculty, she found find a path that would integrate her dual interests.
Upon graduation with a communication and sociology (minor) degree, senior Jacob Lamoureux will begin a customer success specialist position at Madison Logic, a marketing-technology company headquartered in New York City. Jacob says, "UHart helped provide me with the resources I needed to be successful and to secure a job before graduation."
Barney senior, Anthony Gomez, will be starting a full time position in Financial Management and Consulting at KPMG in New York City directly after graduation. He received this opportunity as a result of an internship he did in the summer of 2019 combined with the support, hard work, and opportunities in which he engaged at Barney School of Business.
Barney School of Business graduating senior, Carlie Desulme Charles, dreams of going to graduate school and pursuing a career across the pond. She remembers attending a study abroad lunch during her freshmen year, where she learned that the skills acquired as an undergraduate at UHart would prepare her to continue her studies in another country.
Prior to graduation, senior Ninamarie Ayala, has secured a full-time position at Travelers in their Business Intelligence and Geo-spatial Development Program (BIGDP). She is majoring in Marketing at the Barney School of Business.
Quimby Wechter is the recipient of this year’s Belle K. Ribicoff Prize, awarded for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and originality of thought. She will work at Boston Children's Hospital as a clinical research assistant in the neurology department and looks forward to helping children with spinal muscular atrophy and muscular dystrophy.
Graduating commuter student Kieu-My Nguyen will be attending medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her passion for medicine, the faculty and classroom guidance in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, and involvement on campus equipped her for this exciting endeavor.
Since 2017, Alyssa Clifford has spent every summer as an intern and patient coordinator at Harvey and Lewis Opticians in West Hartford. It was there that she developed a love of optometry and was able to learn the optometry business and insurance skills. In the fall, Alyssa will be pursuing a Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston.
Electrical engineering and computer science double major lands full-time job prior to graduating as a software engineer with Raytheon in their Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS) division.
Michaela Mueller, a civil engineering major, did two summer internships during her time at UHart. During both, she gained insight, experience and skills. It was the summer before her senior year at UHart that one of those internships lead to her being hired in her field before graduation. Her experiences in and out of the classroom shaped her future career.
It was through hard work, utilizing campus supports, and academic connections that Aurian Emami, senior in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA), landed a full time position prior to graduation as a pharmacy automation engineer at Cigna. He will graduate with a BS in electromechanical engineering technology.
For Hartt percussion senior Christopher Natale, branching out from a singular track of study was crucial to his current success. Here, Chris discusses how the worlds of percussion and musical theatre mesh both inside the classroom and in his career aspirations.
Performing Arts Management alumna Nicole Arruda is the perfect example of how taking a leap of faith can change your life forever. A trip to Nashville over winter break led to a permanent move there, where Nicole then landed her full-time job with AGD in the Zero to Sixty artist development program.
Hillyer College sophomore Macyana “Macy” Harris is one of a select number of college students who completed an internship this spring with the Connecticut General Assembly at the State Capitol.
Marissa Jayawickrema is completing a year-long fellowship with Newman’s Own Foundation of Westport, Connecticut, which she says is giving her valuable transferable skills that she can apply to any future position.