Matt Murphy quit vaping after a two-year addiction. Now he speaks out against teen vaping every chance he gets.
A summer co-op inspired Benjamin Gacek to pick up a second major and pursue a career in forensic accounting.
Amanda Robinson considers Jacquie Moloney a true role model. As a UMass Student Trustee, Robinson got to help her mentor become elected Chancellor of UMass Lowell.
Mya Neary won an honors fellowship to learn more about running an urban farming nonprofit. Now she’s volunteering with Mill City Grows while developing her own business plan.
Participating in the 2017 Miss Massachusetts USA pageant helped bolster business student Keana-Grace Danier’s confidence and drive, which she sees helping her future sales career.
As a merchandising co-op for TJX in Framingham, senior business administration major Hayley Buonodono of Amesbury took a giant step toward her career goal of working as a buyer in the retail industry.
Taking advantages of opportunities outside the classroom has helped Christopher Nunez succeed at UMass Lowell.
The Honors Program at Middlesex Community College helped Andrea Patino Galindo master English – and transfer to the Honors College at UMass Lowell.
In addition to his day job as a finance manager, Manning School of Business alumnus Robert Leonard ’16, ’18 hosts the “Millennial Investing” podcast, runs his own real estate investment firm and is about to launch an interactive online platform for real estate investors.
Rising sophomore Chris Burns, one of five UMass students to win a $10,000 William Bulger Presidential Scholarship, came into the Manning School of Business with a strong sense of purpose.
Just as she does in the high jump, junior business major Danielle Poublon reached new heights during her operations management co-op at Raytheon.
Nicole Hayek came to the Manning School of Business to prepare for a career in marketing. Along the way, she's been able to fulfill her passion for music.
Already on track for a successful marketing career in Pakistan, Moiz Khan has shifted gears to pursue a master’s in business analytics from the Manning School of Business.
Twisha Mohapatra says her experiences in the River Hawk Scholars Academy and the Honors College have boosted her confidence, taught her leadership skills and set her up for academic success.
During her six-month sales operations co-op at Kronos, business administration major Chanelle Cruz developed her Salesforce CRM problem-solving skills.
Manning School of Business MBA coursework provided service learning opportunities to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, native Covington Bien-Aimé. He improved his team management skills, while working with students from many countries to give help to communities in need.
Toronto native Thalia Petsis juggles Division I soccer with business studies — and a bevy of extracurricular leadership roles.
Riley Wetmore balances classes and ice time as captain of the River Hawks hockey team.
As President of the UMass Lowell Chinese Students and Scholars Association, finance major Anna Jiang stays connected to her culture — while sharing it with others.
As vice chancellor of finance and operations, Joanne overseas administrative departments such as accounting, facilities, human resources, budgeting, information technology, parking and more – all areas that keep the University humming.
For Thayse Mota transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College was a seamless process.
Coming from a family of small business owners, entrepreneurship is Gianni Falzone's blood. To develop on his Bachelor's degree, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship.
Finance major Lynn Le had to make some major adjustments when she started her co-op job, but she says it's one of the best experiences she's ever had.
Steffan Jackson combines his business studies with his passion for community service to create Make-A-Change, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids in hardship situations.
Through hard work and determination, Angelica Lord became the first in her family to earn a college degree.
Studying in the Manning School of Business, Vanessa Kent has juggled a packed academic and extracurricular schedule with her commitment to the field hockey team.
Roma Aurora has become a strong and valued presence on campus, from her roles as president of both the Manning Leaders Council and Marketing Society, to her ambassador work for both international students and student alumni, to her participation in the DifferenceMaker Program.
Transferring from UMass Amherst, now an accounting major in the Manning School of Business, Belasque wants to become a certified public accountant, a profession she feels has limitless opportunities for success.
Carla Gonzalez Hidalgo is a full-time student and her family’s sole support. Yet she finds time to volunteer for causes she believes in.
Officer Johnny Sann, who is closing in on his business degree, says volunteering at the Special Olympics gives him a better perspective on life.
After a life-changing health scare, Sean Flaherty recommitted himself to academics. He graduated from the Manning School of Business with a perfect 4.0 GPA and landed his “dream job” at a water sustainability company in New York.
Casey O’Neill didn’t originally want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and study accounting at UMass Lowell. Now that she has, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.
Kadeem Davis stepped out of his comfort zone to start the Black Student Union. He’s learned a lot about leadership and building an organization—and about the diverse interests of black students on campus.
From Fox Hall to your flat screen TV! Taniya Nayak can trace her interest in interior design to her days at UMass Lowell.
Davood Dashti’s love of photography helped him transition from home in Iran to college life in the United States. Now, the Manning School of Business student is focused on a professional photography career.
Pranav Joshi encourages incoming students to take advantage of the co-op program and the career-building seminars offered throughout the University.
Bridget McSherry seized every opportunity she could while earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at UMass Lowell, and now she’s ready to begin her career at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico.
Studying abroad in London convinced business student Emoni Baffour ’18 to return to the UK for graduate school and pursue her passion for a career in the fashion industry.
Yefry Matos came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at age 18, worked as a janitor to pay his way through community college and now has a banking job waiting for him at JPMorgan Chase & Co. after graduation.
Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care
Asad Elmi has long been fascinated by the financial world. Now that he’s been immersed in that world in a sales and marketing co-op position at Putnam Investments, he’s ready to make it a career.
Boscaja's choice to attend college close to home gave her the opportunity to travel across the globe, making connections that will serve her well after graduation.
As a technical program manager with the U.S. Navy, Mike Taskoski had his pick of MBA programs. He chose UMass Lowell based on the reputation of its online program.
Abigail Hans becomes the first student to represent Manning School of Business’ Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at the international business honor society’s Global Leadership Summit.
Business administration major Keviana-Joy George transformed from a shy transfer student to an outgoing student leader who is on track for a career in human resources.
When it comes to education, David Laurello values lessons that translate to life on the job.
Thanks to her co-op and internship experiences at Kronos, business administration major Maylis Brito has broadened her career options beyond her concentration in finance.
Management student Matthew Johnson entered the university in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and wanted to graduate with strong educational credentials and relevant job skills.
Through the Manning School’s Business and Entrepreneur Scholars in Training (BEST) program, accounting major Abby McNulty developed a case study analysis of the Columbia Gas explosions for the Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
A deep-rooted desire for financial independence drives everything that Linda Barg does as a student in the Manning School of Business.
Through two co-ops and two internships, Samantha Hamel discovered her true professional calling — and landed the job of her choice before graduating.
Business student Shaymus Dunn got hands-on accounting experience – and an unexpected visit to the NASDAQ stock exchange – during his summer internship at EverQuote.
For Salmaan Kapadia, giving back to the community has been a life-long endeavor that's rooted in family.
Nicole transferred from Middlesex Community College and has availed herself of opportunities for hands-on experience in her field and leadership at UMass Lowell.
After a long-shot college basketball career as a walk-on player for the River Hawks, Tyler Livingston ’17 has taken his game overseas, where he’s gained a valuable global perspective.
Business student Kelly Michael Skelton plans to earn his undergraduate and MBA degrees in just four years – and with zero debt – while juggling multiple jobs and extracurricular activities.
Toronto native Frank Stegnar excelled in the classroom and on the ice as an undergrad at UMass Lowell, so he chose to get his MBA online from the Manning School of Business.
Benjamin McEvoy has been racking up wins as a DifferenceMaker competitor with partner Edward Morante and their idea for an inclusive combination of baseball and cricket, Benji Ball.
Justin Lawler's job as assistant director of campus recreation has him working while others play.
UMass Lowell was love at first sight for business major Tan Nhat Nuynh, a native of Vietnam, who is making the most of his opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Kellsie Howard has managed to achieve a lot in her first two years in the Manning School of Business, including organizing a DECA competition, starting two clubs and working as a co-op at Putnam Investments.
Ever since moving to Lowell from the Philippines with his mom as a child, Andre Ragel has embraced a sink-or-swim attitude – one that carried the business administration major through a busy first year on campus.
As an accounting co-op at iRobot, business administration major Kelly Dankese of Wilmington discovered a symbiotic relationship between what she learned in the classroom and the work she was doing for the Bedford-based tech company.
Briannah Larsen came here to play Division I field hockey – and stayed for the business school and the Honors College.
Christine Vaudo returned to school after a long gap to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Manning School of Business and then decided to pursue her master’s degree in business analytics.
With a dissertation on social media’s role in the entrepreneurial process, Thailand’s Atthaphon Mumi became the first graduate of the Manning School of Business’ Ph.D. in entrepreneurship program.
For Saldana, who is pursuing a dual concentration in finance and management and minoring in Spanish, the experience of studying overseas has helped expand his view of global business and cultures.
Daniel Schmith knows how to pace himself on the cross country and track teams. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s full speed ahead.
After making his mark at UML as Student Government Association president, Manning School of Business senior Andre DiFilippo is excited to get started on a sales career.
Manning School of Business MBA student Daniel Parravano began working as a real estate agent as an undergraduate to help pay his way through school. Now he is ready to make his mark in the world of commercial real estate.
Accounting major Jeanine Buonopane, who has cerebral palsy, plans to one day help people with disabilities learn to become more financially successful.
Tommy Curtis, who recently competed in his second Golden Gloves tournament, balances his studies in the Manning School of Business with training in the boxing ring.
Manning School of Business student Rachel Silk landed a professional co-op as a marketing events coordinator that has helped shape her future career plans.
Jose Pino earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management, worked as an intern at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union while he was a student and was offered a full-time marketing job when he graduated. He is now the Credit Union’s virtual banking specialist.
Elise Paugh found a study abroad program in Australia that allowed her to complete her required business courses, as well as work remotely for her co-op employer.
The accounting education Kevin Davis received at UMass Lowell gave him his foundation to become the controller of the hockey equipment supplier, Bauer Performance Sports