Kennedy Shaw never visited campus, knew no one when she began as a freshman, and spent her first year studying remotely due to the pandemic. But thanks to Widener’s robust support system, she found her place.
On the inside track, students like you have turned their education into extraordinary careers. Check out their stories.
As a freshman, Donya Moore rubbed shoulders with sport and event venue professionals, leading to her first internship at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts.
Jose-Luis Vasquez is the first in his family to earn not only an undergraduate degree, but also a graduate degree. He has used lessons learned in Widener’s education master’s program to help others accomplish the same.
Samantha Peisino has juggled one major and two minors while leaning on faculty and staff for tutoring help to prepare for the LSAT. Now serving as an intern in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, she’s ready for the jump to law school and a career in the criminal justice system.
Close faculty mentorships, transformational experiences on campus and abroad, and the opportunity to take on leadership roles, have all prepared Zan Usmani ’21 to sink his teeth into his next step: a career in dentistry.
Through the doctoral program in K-12 educational leadership, Jeanne McCarthy ’20 was prepared to make the leap into the world of online education. The research she conducted at Widener continues to guide her career today.