Student Success Stories

As a Dominican student, you will be challenged to think for yourself, be passionate about your pursuits and do your part to make the world a better place.

Along the way, you will learn to transform your passions into real-world opportunities as you pursue truth, provide compassionate service, and participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

Student Success Stories

Asad Azam, Dominican University

As one of Dominican's inaugural MB Fellows, business major Asad Azam is getting a career boost from MB Financial Bank through internships, mentoring by company executives and financial assistance.

Emily Wessell '14

Emily Wessell '14 credits landing her current position as a pediatric exercise physiologist at Loyola University Medicine to the many hands-on experiences she gained through Dominican's health science concentration.

Kate Brown '13

After visiting several universities as a community college transfer student, Kate Brown '13 chose Dominican for making her desire to pursue three majors financially possible.

Laura Lanzerotte '12

Apparel merchandising and design graduate Laura Lanzerotte '12 has sewn up some of Chicago's top fashion awards.

Mary Petrosko '09

Mary Petrosko says the opportunity to pursue cutting-edge neuroscience research as an undergraduate gave her an edge when applying to PhD programs in clinical psychology.

Seth Fallik '08

Seth Fallik '08 says a life-changing community-based learning trip at Dominican set him on a path to work for social justice through criminology.

Tracy Samantha Schmidt

After working as a journalist for some of the country’s top media outlets, Tracy Samantha Schmidt '05 is now leading fellow media professionals through the digital age.

Steve Thomma '76 credits his professors with helping him land his first job in journalism, an experience he's carried with him all the way to his current role as Senior White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.

Michel Torres '11 MSW '13

Through Dominican’s Bridge program, Michel Torres was able to complete her bachelor’s degree and MSW faster to jumpstart her career in school social work.