11 stories and videos about 2020 A&L graduates' research and career paths
11 stories and videos about 2020 A&L graduates' research and career paths

Theology major Brady Stiller named valedictorian

Brady Stiller, a biological sciences and theology major, has been named valedictorian of the 2020 Notre Dame graduating class. He was also a God and the Good Life Fellow and wrote a 180-page senior thesis on vocation, using the writings of Catholic author G.K. Chesterton.
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How PLS helped McKenna Cassidy expand her mind, strengthen her faith, and find a career path

The Program of Liberal Studies’ motto — Learn what it means to be human — is a phrase that 2020 graduate McKenna Cassidy has taken to heart. She grappled with big ideas in her A&L courses, traveled to Italy to research Renaissance mealtime rituals, and followed her passions to a career in the wine industry.
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An investment banking internship showed Parker Revers he wanted a career in finance — and to take more history classes

Parker Revers had a full-time job in Morgan Stanley's healthcare group lined up when he started his senior year, but he decided to drop his finance major so he could spend more time studying history and complete a senior thesis. “I wanted to take classes that expose you to a new way of thinking or a new perspective, and history was always what was doing that for me,” he said.
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2020 graduates reflect on the value of their Notre Dame liberal arts education

It certainly wasn’t how they imagined wrapping up their senior year, but the Class of 2020 showed creativity, adaptability, focus, and determination in the midst of an unprecedented situation. In this video, the newest A&L graduates reflect on why they now feel called to make a difference in the world.
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History and pre-health major travels to London to study rare archives of World War I-era surgeries 

Brooke Guenther’s research trip — six days at the London Metropolitan Archives, transcribing files from 60 facial reconstruction surgeries performed during and after World War I — was the first to be funded by a grant through the new Medicine and the Liberal Arts program at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values.
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With sociology, Spanish, and constitutional studies, graduate hopes to ‘build a career by doing good’

Morgan Peck’s academic interests and her love of service intersect in an issue she hopes to devote her career to. “In immigration law, I see a combination of my passion for learning about the Spanish and Latino cultures and my desire to help people,” she said.
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Students team up for Hesburgh Program capstone project on bipartisan solutions to recidivism

Kendrick Peterson and Andrew Jarocki are on opposite ends of the political spectrum, but they brought their perspectives together for research they hope will make an impact on the South Bend community. Their joint Hesburgh Program in Public Service capstone project focused on a solution to reduce recidivism that both parties agree on.
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Through international economics, Spanish, and peace studies, senior knows how to analyze data — and understand the human problems it reveals

Georgia Twersky loves diving deep into data when she’s studying economics. But her experiences at Notre Dame have helped her see the value of understanding the people behind the numbers, as well.
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At a Chicago museum and a South Bend kindergarten, anthropology and Spanish major discovers a future in research and education 

Firing a portable X-ray fluorescence scanner at 2,000-year-old artifacts last summer, Claire Stanecki discovered the value of hands-on education. Her A&L education has been defined by exploring nontraditional forms of learning — from conducting research at a museum to studying the benefits of bilingual education in a local school.
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International economics major combats poverty through microfinance services

At Notre Dame, Emily Pohl found a passion for social change — and put it into action. She is graduating with a portfolio of real-world research experiences, a published journal article, and a position at LEK Consulting in Chicago.
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Supported by grant funding, English major interns at the Field Museum in Chicago

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