Now working as a Field Representative at Thermo Fisher Scientific
At RWU, students of every major have the opportunity to put their classroom learning to work in our local communities and beyond. Below, two students share their stories about the impact of their projects.
American Red Cross Traveling Exhibition
It’s been an amazing experience to work with the American Red Cross and to lead a project where we are able to work directly with a client to help them accomplish their goals and have a direct impact on what they are working to achieve. The entire semester – from working collectively with other students as a team to incorporating the client’s feedback into the design – has provided me a greater understanding of how I can apply my knowledge and skills in the field and I’m confident this work will continue to open additional opportunities for me moving forward.
–Augustina Dickinson ’17
Connecting People to Adequate Water Supply
This community-based project was the best way possible for me to invest my time senior year. To be able to pour hours into a single project that would result in water distributed to public facilities is something that we could passionately apply ourselves to. The final results – and the reactions of the community members – are the most memorable and meaningful moments that made this project worth doing. We learned the most from the community and the way they help each other and strangers. It is a community living experience that is rare to find even in my own neighborhood.
–Sarah Link ’16