Our students don’t wait until graduation to start leaving their mark on the world. They direct plays in New York City, publish real scientific research and study major health issues from inside some of the world’s most at-risk regions. They work as analytical chemists, are recognized with awards for their original poetry, and start their own businesses right here on campus. Students have every opportunity to engage their passion thanks to a powerful alumni network, deep internship pool, interdisciplinary projects and volunteer opportunities.

Brenda Alderete, Sociology, Class of 2018

Brenda Alderete, Sociology Class of 2018 photo

When I first arrived at Quinnipiac, I knew I wanted to make an impact on others, but I wasn’t sure how. I felt so lost in comparison to my peers that seemed like they had it “all figured out.” I …

By Brenda Alderete
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Amber Hopwood, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2017

Amber Hopwood, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2017 photo

As a freshman I entered Quinnipiac University as a Psychology major, hoping to eventually work in federal law enforcement. With that goal in mind I took my first Criminal Justice class and immediately fell in love with the topics we …

By Amber Leigh Hopwood
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Rebecca Pistilli, Sociology, Class of 2017

Rebecca Pistilli, Sociology, Class of 2017 photo

I graduated Quinnipiac University in May 2017 with my Bachelors Degree as a Sociology major and Anthropology minor. My experience at Quinnipiac was extraordinary and the staff and faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences, especially in the department …

By Rebecca Pistilli
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Gabrielle White, Sociology, Class of 2020

Gabrielle White, Sociology, Class of 2020 photo

Why did you pick this major?

When I first came to Quinnipiac and was told that I should take Sociology 101, I had no idea what it was and I had no interest in taking it. In high school, all …

By Gabrielle White
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Erika Danella, Biology, Chemistry and Anthropology Minors, Class of 2018

Erika Danella

Erika Danella `18 arrived at Quinnipiac intent on studying health sciences and pursuing medical school in the future. Then, a single biology course opened up a new world of possibilities she had never considered, including Quinnipiac’s pre-dental concentration.

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Rachel Houlihan, History, Class of 2022

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Rachel Houlihan ’22 developed a new lens through which to study history from an intercultural understanding course (I Course) that she completed last semester that combined world history and cultural anthropology. “We would learn something on Monday in anthropology and …

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Michael Szwaja, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2021

Michael Szwaja, Criminal Justice and Psychology, Class of 2021 photo

Why did you pick your major? 

Since I was a little kid, I have always been inspired to be a doctor or a police officer for some reason. Watching TV series, such as  “Cops” or “House,” has grabbed my attention …

By Michael Szwaja
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Ryan Riccioni, Criminal Justice and Sociology, Philosophy minor, Class of 2021

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Why did you pick your major? Why do you like it?

I began my time here at Quinnipiac as a criminal justice major, a truly incredible program with exemplary professors and opportunities being very unique to this school, a fact …

By Ryan Riccioni
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Lindsay Ross, Gerontology, Class of 2020

Lindsay Ross, Gerontology

I decided to go into the Gerontology program at Quinnipiac because since a young child I have been extremely close to my grandparents and feel that my relationship with them has significantly impacted my life in a positive way. Because …

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Britney Michel, Sociology and Health Science Studies, Class of 2020

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Why did you pick your major? Why do you like it?
I have always been interested in the medical field and wanting to help people in any way that I can. When looking into the medical field I realized I …

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