Passing the Torch: Studio Art Grad Gives Advice

Kelsey, in her graduation gown, holding her decorated cap

“The best way I made friends was through my photography course,” says Kelsey Ross, a studio art major within the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Kelsey came to Rowan as a freshman, from Hillsborough, NJ (Somerset County.)

“Advice I would give my high school senior self would be to do your work, and do your best even when your best isn’t good enough,” she says. 

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Story and photography by:
Dean Powers, rising sophomore, radio/TV/film major

Passing the Torch: Political Science Major from Honduras Shares Tips for Success

Edwin, in his cap and gown, stands next to his four family members outside Savitz Hall

“The best way to connect with internships is through email and on-campus job fairs,” says political science graduate Edwin Benavides from Trenton, NJ (Mercer County), who is originally from Honduras. He suggests that incoming students, “take advantage of all assistance programs provided by the University.”

The advice he’d give to high school students is to, “take honors and advanced courses” to get ahead in college, says the College of Humanities & Social Sciences graduate who transferred to Rowan. 

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Passing the Torch: Public Relations and Advertising Grad Gives Advice

Alex, wearing his graduation cap and gown, standing on the Bunce Green.
Alex wearing graduation cap and gown on bunce green

‘”Faculty are very helpful with connecting you to internships and job opportunities.” says Alexander Belli, a dual major public relations and advertising  graduate, who was a commuter from Voorhees, NJ (Camden County). 

“The best advice I could give for new students on time management would be to look at your schedule every night and to be prepared,” says Alexander. “The advice I would give to my high school senior self would be don’t be afraid to make mistakes.” 

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Passing the Torch: Studio Art Commuter Gives Advice

Rowan graduate standing outside after commencement

“The best way to make friends in college is to walk in and be the loudest guy in the room,” says CJ Haughey, a studio art transfer student (now graduate!) from Kensington, PA, who commuted to Rowan from an off-campus rental and graduated from the College of Communication & Creative Arts. 

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Passing the Torch: Music Industry, First Generation Student Gives Advice

Three Rowan graduates standing together outside Robinson Hall

“The best way to connect with internships and job opportunities was through the Rowan Music Group and speaking to your professors,” says first generation college student Emilio Del Hierro, an international student from Ecuador and a recent music industry graduate from the College of Performing Arts. Emilio rented an off-campus apartment and commuted to Rowan. 

To manage your time effectively, make sure to,”write everything down and keep an agenda!” 

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Story by:
Chad Wittman, rising senior journalism major

Photography by:
DeanPowers, rising sophomore radio/TV/film major

Passing the Torch: Radio/TV/Film Grad Gives Advice

Radio/Tv/Film graduate poses in his black cap and gown.

The best way to make friends is by joining “clubs in your major,” says Taylor Forte, a Radio/TV/Film graduate from Brick Township, NJ (Ocean County), who rents off campus and commutes to Rowan. Taylor celebrated his graduation a the College of Communication & Creative Arts ceremony. 

To make the most out of the college experience he says you should “never take yourself too seriously.” It’s also about “quality friends over quantity.”

Graduate Taylor Forte poses in his black cap and gown.

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Story by: Iridian Gonzalez, rising junior journalism major 
Photos by: Dean Powers, rising sophomore radio/TV/film major

Passing the Torch: Engineering Major Shares His Tips

To connect with internships and job opportunities, “attend the Career Fair on campus,” through the Office of Career Advancement, says Philadelphia resident and first generation college student, now graduate, Cornelius Middleton who earned a master’s degree in engineering management through the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Cornelius served as a graduate coordinator in Mimosa Hall while earning his graduate degree. 

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Story and photography by:
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TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Alanah Gorczynski

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Meet transfer student Alanah Gorczynski, a rising senior communications studies major within the College of Communication & Creative Arts, from Stratford, NJ (Camden County). Alanah transferred to Rowan University from Penn State during her freshmen year.

“I was looking for that home-feeling. A place where I can get to know the professors I’m learning from and recognize the faces I’m passing every day. When I came to Rowan, during my first class I realized right away that this is where I belong. I feel like Rowan is a close family – everyone knows each other, everyone fits in with each other, and everyone is just really friendly.”

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Story and photography by:
Alexander Belli, senior public relations and advertising major

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