Spotlight

Humanities and Italian Studies Majors
Camryn Luby has always had a passion for Italian studies, so when her high school didn’t offer it, she put together a plan: she would apply to UNH as a neuroscience major and later, if things worked out, add Italian as a second major or minor. Ah, sometimes the best laid plans . . . “In my freshman...
English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
Looking back, Jordyn Haime describes her high school self as “very quiet, introverted and unmotivated,” the kind of student who didn’t think she would end up going to a university in the first place and never saw herself as a future student leader, involved in many organizations, who would spend an...
Geography and Sustainability Majors
College choice stories could be their own literary sub-genre, involving as they often do dramatic decisions and “what ifs” we never forget. Jordan Garrett had her moment of decision while driving back to her hometown of Portsmouth, N.H., after visiting a pricey university she was considering along...
English Major
Stories about UNH students can make it seem as though only the most relentless go-getters and extroverts thrive around here. But the truth is you don’t have to aspire to be the life of every party to enjoy an extremely rewarding undergraduate experience at UNH. Take Presidential Scholar Keenan...
History Major
Abby Colby came to UNH all the way from Durham, N.H., and that’s no joke. Going to UNH from Durham is like Alice stepping through the looking glass: on the other side is a magically different world. Sometimes, when you attend a university that’s in your hometown, you make a deal with yourself: you...
Communication Major
When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
Music Education Major | Music Teacher
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am currently the band director at Woodbury Middle School in Salem, NH. My path to music education started when I came to the SYMS (Summer Youth Music Program) here at UNH. I was certain I wanted music to be a part of my life...
German and International Affairs Majors | Admissions Counselor, Higher Ed
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I work as a military undergraduate admission counselor for Southern New Hampshire University's online programs. We are now officially one of the top ten military friendly schools in the country! I work with active duty service...
Studio Art Major | Art Instructor and Artist
Describe what you are currently doing for work and how you got to this point. I teach art at Phillips Exeter Academy, where I have been an instructor in painting, printmaking and photography. I have been working there for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston...
German and International Affairs Majors | Account Manager, Crosby Hop Farm
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get there? I am the Northeast Account Manager for Crosby Hops, and have been since Aug. '18. I graduated UNH early in December of '13. From there I got a one-year master's in international business degree from Hult International Business School...
On Medieval Literature and Teaching
Professor Samantha Seal, author of "Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales," published this year by Oxford University Press, begins writing and researching, with the help of a fellowship year funded by American Council of Learned Scholars, her second book, "Chaucerian Dynasty...
Geography Major | Aerospace Research Analyst
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I'm a research analyst at MinebeaMitsumi Aerospace. I perform research activities for one of the largest manufacturers of aerospace bearings in the world. These activities include compiling monthly reports for 9 factories in 5...