5 Under 25 – UNH Alumni Return to Durham

5 Under 25 – UNH Alumni Return to Durham

    University of New Hampshire – Where Education is More Than a Matter of Degree

     There is no doubt that when you choose to come to UNH for your Undergraduate Degree that you are choosing greatness. UNH is an amazing institution with so much to offer. Here at UNH you can major in studies ranging from Communication to Zoology to Biology to Technical Theater. The possibilities are endless. There are also over 250 organizations you can join to enrich your experience beyond the classroom. Several departments also provide Student Work positions – possibly even Internships. There are also many speakers and chances to enrich your leadership skills like Leadership Camp, MLK Summit, and so on. In laymen terms: UNH rocks. It rocks so much that leaving seems kind of impossible. However, here are five UNH Alumni all under the age of 25 that prove UNH sets you up for an amazing post-undergrad life. Need not fear – UNH has your back. Here are some of their stories:

Andres Mejias

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     2014 Graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Social Work with minors in Women Studies and Ethnic Studies (Race, Culture, Power). While at UNH was the Chair of MOSAICO, President of MOS:DEF and a member of the President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color. Mejias first worked for Teach for America after graduating and now works as an Admission Counselor here at UNH. Mejias has just started the Community Development and Practice Master’s program here, as well.

Summer Olson

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    Summer Olson graduated from UNH in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing. While at UNH, Olson was Co-President of the Marketing and Advertising Club, member of the Advancement Student Ambassador Program, and a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee. Currently, Olson is working as the Marketing Manager for Goodwin Hospitality.

Caitlin Schlesinger

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     Caitlin Schlesinger graduated from UNH in 2013 where she studied Economics and Finance in a dual major. Schlesinger worked at UNH Phonathon, was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (a co-ed business fraternity), and was a lead a sector team in the Atkins Investment Group. Schlesinger interned at Eaton Vance, and now works as a Junior Analyst for them since interning there.

David Taylor

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     David Taylor graduated from UNH in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. While at UNH Taylor worked at UNH Phonathon and was the President of the 2015 Senior Gift Committee. Taylor now works as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Bentley University.

Amy LaRocca

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Amy LaRocca graduated from UNH at 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Affairs. While at UNH LaRocca studied abroad in Spain, was the Director of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and was a sister in Kappa Delta. LaRocca currently works as an Account Manager at Sacks Exhibits.

These young professionals are just an example of the outstanding work done both in and outside of ones career here at UNH. It is clear that UNH sets you up for your dream job – whatever you have studied, and whatever that may be.

Hear these five impressive alumni speak as part of the Wildcat Sendoff Program on February 16th, 2o16 in MUB Theater 2 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Let’s support our fellow Wildcats and learn a bit in the process!