TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Christian Pineda

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Today we speak with Christian Pineda, a junior English and education dual major. He transferred to Rowan University last fall semester after two semesters at Rowan College at Gloucester County. Name: Christian PinedaYear: SeniorMajor: English & EducationHometown: Franklinville, NJ (Gloucester County)Transfer student? YesWhere do you live? Off-campus “What gets me out of bed in the morning […]

A Student’s Mission to Making the World Better

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Joseph Salvo, a native of Italy, came to the United States six years ago without being able to fluently speak English. Now, living in Hammonton, NJ (Atlantic County), Joseph is a graduating college senior who leads a personal research project exploring the potential correlation between community health and cancer diagnosis. Learn more about what this […]

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, […]

From Exploratory Studies to Entrepreneurial Star

Jo Carter sits next to a Business Hall sign at Rowan University, wearing a pink button down blouse and holding a notebook

Jo Carter, a recently graduated senior from Lindenwold, NJ (Camden County), has always been full of ideas, but when she first transferred from Albright College, she wasn’t quite sure how to bring them to life. “I came to Rowan as an Exploratory Studies major, (within the College of Humanities & Social Sciences) unsure of what […]

Passing the Torch: Political Science Grad Gives Advice

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“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 […]

Passing the Torch: Transfer Student Grad Gives Advice

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Eduarda Moura, a law and justice graduate from Delran, NJ (Burlington County), shares how she made the most out of her college students as a first generation, transfer student. “Definitely don’t waste time. Time flies—my four years hit me before I could realize it. Now, off to grad school!”  Like what you see? Come visit […]

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