Powerful Combinations

Segment #8 from Roger Williams University


At RWU, students are encouraged to combine their passions. Let’s meet a student who is really taking advantage of this. Brendan, a triple minor. Roger’s curriculum allows the space to add majors and minors. Over 80% of students graduate with more than one major. The result, diverse skills and experiences that set students up for success. Turning it over to you, Brendan.


– What’s up everyone? Once I graduated high school I attended community college while playing junior hockey. I then chose to transfer to Roger Williams University. I always knew that I wanted to study business and that I wanted to play hockey. The Roger Community and Business program were exactly what I was looking for. With the structure of the program here, I get to major in management and triple minor in marketing, analytics and psychology. Psychology paired with management offers me interpersonal skills that I can use in my future career. Analytics and marketing pair well because I’m not just able to understand why people buy but understand the trends behind that as well. Being able to combine passions and programs allows me to explore interest and tailor my experience to make me more marketable after graduation. The balance between classes, playing sports and maintaining social life at RWU has been one of the most important aspects for me. Having a a tight-knit community and great friends that support the hockey team here has been amazing. We even were fortunate enough to qualify for the national tournament my freshman year. Another thing that’s helped me to be really successful here has been the class sizes. I never feel lost in the crowd and I get to know my professors on a personal level. In the business program specifically, all of our professors bring real world experience to the classroom each day. It certainly makes accounting a lot more fun when your professor brings in examples from your own accounting firm for class. The community here has taught me so much and allowed me time to volunteer as a goalie coach for a local high school, get internships and explore my passions. That’s my story. Take it away, Alex.


– Thank you Brendan. Sounds like you’re really taking advantage of all Roger offers. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

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