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.
Pakistan native Ramsha Farooq ’19 came all the way to UMass Lowell for her master’s degree in electrical engineering. She’s staying in the area after landing a “perfect job” as an electrical engineer at Black & Veatch in Burlington, Mass.
Medical Laboratory Science
Ellen Panetto was always interested in anatomy and how the body works, but wasn't sure exactly what area she wanted to work in. Her clinical rotation experiences led to her decision to pursue a career as a pathologists' assistant.
Kady Phelps came to UMass Lowell to major in education, but history caught up with her. She earned her master’s degree in history and the Excellence in Students Cultural Heritage Award for her work on an exhibit about Portuguese immigration to Lowell.
Yonnie felt more confident because the staff of the Career & Co-op Center took a look at what she was involved in and gave her positive feedback.
Marketing & Management
Just as she does in the high jump, junior business major Danielle Poublon reached new heights during her operations management co-op at Raytheon.
Music Performance & World Languages
During her final semester at UMass Lowell, Maddie May Scott’s band was invited by rock royalty Melissa Etheridge to join the all-star lineup playing on Etheridge’s annual seven-night spring cruise.
Political Science, Arabic & Spanish
Zayna Basma volunteered at a center that helps Burmese refugees - and became fascinated by refugee policy and research.
English, Digital Media
A co-op scholarship led to a job at Lowell Telecommunications Corp., and then a job at the university’s TV studio for English major Aaron King. Now he’s got all the skills he needs for a career in video or television production.