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Professor Jason R. Dwyer

URI’s motto “Think Big, We Do” fully aligns with Professor Jason Dwyer’s view of the world. The tools that he uses to address globally challenging problems, though, are extraordinarily small:  Professor Dwyer’s expertise is in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology can be defined as encompassing materials and phenomena where at least one dimension is sized between 1 and […]

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Jesse Girard

Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ Major: Communication Studies Graduation Year: Spring 2014 Internship: JWT, NY “It’s been nine short weeks, and it hasn’t taken long for me to fall in love with JWT. The chance to intern at one of the world’s most recognized ad agencies has been invaluable to my aspiring advertising career. JWT and The […]

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Stephanie Geiger

Stephanie Geiger, a International Engineering Program (IEP) student majoring in chemical engineering and spanish, had an explosive start to her summer, literally, when she worked at URI’s Smith and Oxley Excitables (explosives) Lab.

Tamar Hagopian

Tamar Hagopian

With a passion for film and public relations, becoming an intern for the Tribeca Film Festival seemed like a natural fit for Tamar. After she researched the festival, she applied for a public relations internship and got the job.

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Siobhan Hopper

Siobhan participated in a year-long intensive clinical internship at Rhode Island Hospital as part of her Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) major.

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Mark Scialla

Mark Scialla, a senior journalism and environmental and natural resource economics major said he wanted to intern with Al Jazeera English (AJE) because he considers the network to be the best when it comes to covering international news.

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Vinija Varghese

Vinija (Vini) Varghese always knew she wanted to pursue a career in fashion, and her internship with Fashion and Fame Magazine was a perfect fit.

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Justin Vendettuoli

Thanks to a URI 101 mentor and several professors, Justin was introduced to the Coastal Fellows Program, which led him to his internship at URI’s Preisser labs.

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