Dream big and work hard. That's the River Hawk way. UMass Lowell students pursue their passion for learning in the classroom and beyond. They are each unique but are united in their drive to make a difference. Here are some of their stories.
Biology & Biotechnology
The Honors College offered Peter Larsen a chance to explore outside his major, giving him a true liberal arts education and changing his career plans. Then DifferenceMaker helped him realize his dream of providing unique and inexpensive prosthetic hands to kids.
Duc Vu discovered his ability to teach in high school, so he signed up for the UTeach program in STEM education.
Public Health – Epidemiology
Her master’s degree in public health and research experiences helped Chandni Shahdev get a job with the CDC Foundation, working with employers to prevent and contain outbreaks of COVID-19.
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.
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.
Brandon attended two Career Fair Prep Workshops, used the CareerLINK resources available online, and found five companies he wanted to speak with at the Career Fair.
Great classes and research experience, a professional co-op and a cybersecurity competition are preparing Grace Chin for professional success.
Community Social Psychology & Applied Psychology and Prevention Science
Tugba Metinyurt came to UML to study community social psychology and learn how to be a force for positive social change in her native Turkey.