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

Business major Asad Azam is getting a career boost through Dominican's exclusive partnership with MB Financial Bank.

Emily Wessell '14

The health science major credits landing her job as a pediatric exercise physiologist to the hands-on experiences she gained at Dominican.

Geraldine Holmes '14

The University of Victoria PhD student says her doctoral professors were "blown away" with the undergraduate research she undertook at Dominican.

Kate Brown '13

As a community college transfer student, Kate Brown '13 chose Dominican, where her desire to pursue three majors was financially possible.

Laura Lanzerotte '12

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

Joe LasCola '11

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics CEO Pat Babjak MLIS '75 and Joe LasCola '11 credit the knowledge they gained at Dominican with helping build their careers.

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.

Vicki Whooper, Dominican University - Yale University

The opportunities Vicki Whooper '11 explored as a theatre arts major prepared her to live her passion—from a summer acting gig on Navy Pier to pursuing a master's  degree at the Yale School of Drama.

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 says he's carried his Dominican experience with him all the way to his current role as Senior White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers.