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Henry Olson '14

Operations and Management Information Systems major

Business student explores unexpected interest in technology and engineering through Design Thinking pathway, which eventually sent him down a different career path.

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Gabe Ozorowski '06

Ph.D. student at UC Irvine

Alumnus' experience researching the causes of cancer at SCU urges him to join research in the biotech field.

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Alex Panelli '91

Mechanical Engineering major

Silicon Valley entrepreneur credits his mechanical engineering background as a key to his success.

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Chris Pitt '05

Professional Engineer, LEED AP

Civil engineering major puts his education to work in the world through volunteer efforts with Engineers Without Borders.

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Caroline Read '12

Psychology and Religious Studies Double Major, French Minor

Psychology and religious studies double major discovers the meaning of solidarity in her involvement with the community

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Carol Reiley '04

Computer Engineering major

Computer engineering grad earns her Ph.D. specializing in surgical robots, a path she started on thanks to rare opportunities as an undergraduate.

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Jessica Reiner '13

Psychology major

Through the "Applied Ethics" Pathway, psychology major takes extra classes outside of her major to fulfill her personal academic interests

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Connor Schwab '14

Mechanical Engineering major

Mechanical engineer discovers a vocation through his Pathways courses and reflection essay

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Nick Schwanz '09

Marketing major

Leavey business school's excellent reputation attracts marketing graduate, and his years there were more than satisfactory.

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Melissa Segura '01

Spanish Studies major, Communication major

Small town communications and Spanish major proves she can make it big through many internships and helpful professors.