Exploratory Studies Path to the Perfect Major for Callie

Callie DeMaria stands smiling with Rowan Boulevard buildings behind her at Rowan University

Today we feature thoughts from Callie DeMaria, a rising junior from Little Egg Harbor, NJ (Ocean County.) A first generation college student, Callie started at Rowan as an exploratory studies (undecided) major and found her way to the perfect major for her – psychology, within the College of Science & Mathematics. Callie lives on campus […]

Passing the Torch: First Generation Art/Photo Major Gives Advice

Johnathan Puglise smiles at the camera while being surrounded by other recent graduates in their black cap and gowns.

“Meet people and spend time with them!” says Johnathan Puglise from Millville, NJ (Cumberland County), a recent art/photo graduate from the College of Communication & Creative Arts. Johnathan, a first generation student, rented off campus and commuted to Rowan. To make the most out of the college experience he says you should, “take photography!” Like […]

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.  […]

Passing the Torch: Political Science Grad Gives Advice

Brianna and her four family members standing in a group

“Don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things!” says Brianna Donahue, a political science graduate from Mullica Hill, NJ (Gloucester County) who is a first generation student. “If I could go back and give myself any advice it would be to not pick a school for anyone but myself. I was too busy […]

Passing the Torch: International Student Gives Advice

Ahmad Kindawi stands with his family at Rowan University graduation

“Participating in social activities is the best way to make friends,” says Ahmad Kindawi, a first generation college student (now graduate!) from Syria, who rents a house off-campus, within walking distance of campus. Ahmad graduated with a master’s degree in history from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  Like what you see? Come visit […]

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