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.

Rollins College Professional Advancement graduates in caps and gowns on commencement day.

Lifelong Returns

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.

Immediate Impact

For many grads, completing their degree is the catalyst for promotions, new jobs, and career changes.

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    Marc Kroon ’21

    Digital Marketing Analyst, Darden

  • Portrait of Marilyne Polyne

    Marilyne Polyne ’21

    Workplace Health & Safety Specialist, Amazon

  • A headshot of Giovanni Figueiredo

    Giovanni Figueiredo ’22

    Investments Broker, Marcus & Millichap

  • Portrait of Barbara Valdez

    Barbara Valdez ’21

    Director of Human Resources and Operations, Kolter Solutions

  • A portrait of Kevin Perez on the Rollins College campus.

    Kevin Perez ’21

    Associate Account Executive, Nike Swimwear

  • Portrait of Danielle Gober

    Danielle Gober ’21

    Publicist, Otter Public Relations

Making Our Top-Ranked Reputation Work For You

Hear how Tiffany Jones ’16 leveraged Rollins’ top-ranked reputation to transform her professional path and land the career of her dreams at Google as an export compliance program manager.

Lifelong Leadership

Finishing your degree at Rollins is the first step along the path to lifelong leadership.

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    Herb Schumann ’94

    Senior Director of Strategy & Business Engagement, Hilton Grand Vacations

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    Michele Adams ’06

    Vice President of Risk Operations & Casualty Claims, Walmart

  • Kyle Johnson

    Kyle Johnson ’07 ’07

    President & CEO, Lighthouse Central Florida

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    Neil Otto ’05

    Grants and Funding Manager, LEGO Education

  • A portrait of Andrea Massey-Farrell

    Andrea Massey-Farrell ’98

    President and CEO, Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation

  • A portrait of Liefke Meyers

    Liefke Meyers ’06 ’14MLS

    Vice President of Development, Foundation Academy

Aida Rico-Arango in her BYOC Refillery van in downtown Orlando.

“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.”

Aida Rico-Arango ’22

Founder & Owner, BYOC Refillery

Success Stories

How will Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs prepare you to take the next step? Just ask some of our successful graduates.

Eric Reichwein poses with his wife and daughters after a family bike ride.

The Meaning of a Good Life

After attending seven colleges across three decades, Eric Reichwein ’18 discovered Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs and the quality of life he’d always wanted.

Vidal ’19 Lands Account Development Manager Role at PPG

Business management major John Vidal ’19 has recently started a new role as account development manager at PPG.

Rollins Professional Advancement alum Tiffany Jones '16 at Google.

Paving Her Own Path

Tiffany Jones ’16 started at Rollins a few months after giving birth to her daughter, knowing she wanted to change directions but feeling nervous about returning to college. Fast-forward seven years, and she’s now thriving in her dream career at Google.

Rollins College Professional Advancement student on a laptop.

What Are You Afraid Of?

Going back to college can be scary, but have no fear—we’re here to help you overcome what’s holding you back from finishing your bachelor’s degree and advancing your career.

Calandrino ’07 Among Orlando’s 40 Under 40

Amy Calandrino ’07, CEO of Beyond Commercial and a graduate of Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs, was named to the Orlando Business Journal’s 2023 list of the city’s top leaders under 40.

Daniebeth Martinez Negron ’23 celebrates her graduation from Rollins with her two teenage sons and brand-new baby girl.

The Power of Persistence

Daniebeth Martinez Negron ’23 faced several setbacks on her journey to becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree. But with her resolve and the flexibility of Rollins’ program for working adults, she graduates this year at the top of her class.

Streamlined Admission

No application fee. No standardized tests required. No more excuses.