The first step to your next big thing.
When you finish your bachelor’s degree at Rollins, you’ll develop the expertise, experience, and connections you need to succeed. Get a sneak peek at how Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs will help you unlock your professional potential by exploring the meaningful lives and productive careers of the Tars who have gone before you.
The dividends of a Rollins education start at graduation and grow over time. In fact, professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn 50 percent more than those with no degree, and the return on investment for an education at a liberal arts college 40 years after enrollment is more than $900,000.
For many grads, completing their degree is the catalyst for promotions, new jobs, and career changes.
Marc Kroon ’21Digital Marketing Analyst, Darden
Marilyne Polyne ’21Workplace Health & Safety Specialist, Amazon
Giovanni Figueiredo ’22Investments Broker, Marcus & Millichap
Barbara Valdez ’21Director of Human Resources and Operations, Kolter Solutions
Kevin Perez ’21Associate Account Executive, Nike Swimwear
Danielle Gober ’21Publicist, Otter Public Relations
“I already had 15 years of working and school experience before I decided to head to Rollins. My time in this program has opened doors that I didn’t even know existed. It’s given me confidence, strength, education, power, and an endless array of mentors and role models. Each class built up on the last, each experience explained the next, and the program’s investment in me changed my present.”
Finishing your degree at Rollins is the first step along the path to lifelong leadership.
Herb Schumann ’94Senior Director of Strategy & Business Engagement, Hilton Grand Vacations
Michele Adams ’06Vice President of Risk Operations & Casualty Claims, Walmart
Kyle Johnson ’07President & CEO, Lighthouse Central Florida
Karla Radka ’12President and Chief Executive Officer, Senior Resource Alliance
Andrea Massey-Farrell ’98President and CEO, Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation
Liefke Meyers ’06 ’14MLSVice President of Development, Foundation Academy
How will Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs prepare you to take the next step? Just ask some of our successful graduates.
July 07, 2022
Andrea Massey-Farrell ’98 understands that giving back is what moves communities forward.
July 28, 2021
Keeper of Her Community
Fairolyn H. Livingston ’83, chief historian of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, forged her path to advocacy at Rollins.
July 27, 2021
A Level Playing Field
Neil Otto ’05 helped create a unique partnership that gives teaching aides a pathway to classrooms of their own.
June 30, 2021
A Light in the Dark
As the president and CEO of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works, Kyle Johnson ’07 says he’s found his place in the world.
October 30, 2019
As a best-selling author and a full-time librarian, Kristen Arnett ’12 is used to digging into a subject and finding her way to something new.
May 09, 2019
What I’ve Learned: Shannon Burrows ’19
For the longest time, the 2019 Holt Outstanding Senior thought Rollins was out of her league. Now, she’s graduating with straight As.
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