What makes graduates of UMass Boston extraordinary? Our students leave the university not only ready to become leaders in their fields, but also to address the needs of their communities and the world.


Volunteer Work, Service Trips Shaped Graduate’s Future

Volunteer Work, Service Trips Shaped Graduate’s Future

After achieving a near-perfect GPA in anthropology and women’s and gender studies, Anny Rodriguez Viloria crossed the TD Garden commencement stage with a legacy as a student leader and volunteer that will continue growing long after her graduation.

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Honors College Grad Scores Job at Financial Services Firm

Honors College Grad Scores Job at Financial Services Firm

An internship with State Street has led to a full-time job for Nurcin Celebi, a dual-degree student who graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology in May. She could complete her MBA coursework as early as next year.

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Nursing PhD Graduate Helps Fight

Nursing PhD Graduate Helps Fight "Silent Killers" in Kenya

Kenyan native Jacob Kariuki arrived at UMass Boston in the fall of 2011 as a doctoral student, and soon became U.S. coordinator for the university’s Kenya Heart and Sole project. After graduating in May, he accepted a position as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Aspiring Opera Singer’s Goal: Educate Others about Classical Music

Aspiring Opera Singer’s Goal: Educate Others about Classical Music

Jeehye Kang leaves UMass Boston with a new ability to sing very fast. She plays piano, violin, flute, and drums, but her instrument of focus is her voice—she wants to be an opera singer. Her dream role is the Queen of the Night.

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