Voices of Wildcats - Student Stories


Success looks different for every UNH student. Welcome to the Voices of Wildcats video series, where you’ll find unique success stories of UNH Wildcats from a variety of majors and backgrounds. Start watching to witness how the choices these students made and the opportunities they accepted shaped their UNH journeys. 

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From UNH Mechanical Engineering to Pratt & Whitney

Monday, March 13, 2023
Alana Pettaway’s mechanical engineering degree from UNH landed her a job as an industrial engineer at Pratt & Whitney—while also teaching her to accept new challenges and that it’s okay to be constantly redefining herself. Read More
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Future Manager

Friday, February 10, 2023
Angela Lee ’23 still can’t believe she spent the summer working as an intern managing restaurants and bars at the historic Mount Washington Resort. The Hospitality Management & Communication major can now see a future working in management in the hospitality industry and is so grateful for the real-world experience and career direction she gained through the internship. Read More
Emma Breslend

Small Actions, Big Difference

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Emma Breslend '22, a Recreation Management and Policy major, transitioned from learning about recreation management in the classroom to living out her passion in a full-time position after graduation, as the Program Supervisor at Nottingham Parks and Recreation. Through support and contagious enthusiasm from her professors, Emma gained the confidence to make her dream of helping others a reality. She now knows that small acts of service can make a big difference in community recreation. Read More
Sophia Bolduc

An Eye-opening Internship

Thursday, August 11, 2022
Sophia Bolduc '23 experienced an eye-opening internship with the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County. Her marketing and communications work with the nonprofit provided her with the skills employers are looking for. Interacting one-on-one with food pantry clients inspired in her a desire to continue helping her community. The internship showed Sophia just how much she can do with her major, leaving her excited for the future after graduation. Read More
Joey Nebeler ‘22

A Home Away From Home

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
What first drew Joey Neleber '22 to UNH was his feeling that the campus was a home away from home. But over time, he discovered many more reasons to stay, including his professors who encouraged him to pursue his passion: computer science. With graduation approaching, Joey feels more ready than ever to chase after his dreams working full time at Visa as a software engineer and Spaitr – a startup he co-founded with a fellow student at UNH’s ECenter. Read More
Hannah Donahue ‘22

The Best Decision She Ever Made

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
From day one, Hannah Donahue '22 knew the University of New Hampshire was the right fit for her – not just for its renowned business program or classic campus feel, but for how it made her feel at home. Over the course of four years, she feels so lucky for the support that UNH has given her to manage, lead and succeed. Now, she’s headed to Hubspot where she’s hoping to use her business management degree and grow her career while uplifting others along the way. Read More
Selena Richards

Setting a Proud Example

Friday, July 1, 2022
Selena Richards '22 grew up with a passion for technology that took her from computer games to programming -- and eventually the University of New Hampshire's top-ranked computer science program, where she got in with a full scholarship. Four years later, Selena isn’t just the first in her family to attend and graduate from college: she’s headed for a dream position at IBM. Read More
Mel Nagashima

Taking an Unexpected Path

Friday, July 1, 2022
Mel Nagashima ’22 never expected to enter the field of nonprofit communications when he first arrived at UNH. Yet his work helping immigrant families with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center during the Semester-in-the-City program made possible a new path that is leading him to change the Boston community after graduation through a full-time job with The Boston Foundation. Read More
Maeve Kelley '22

Into the Wild

Friday, February 11, 2022
Maeve Kelley ’22 followed her parents’ footsteps to UNH for its amazing life sciences program. After taking an intro to conservation class her first year on campus, her passion for animals and wildlife quickly became her calling. This past summer, she waded through wetlands in southern New Hampshire for a paid research position studying turtles. Read More
Voices of Wildcats - Nathaniel Hunt

A Passion for Philosophy On and Off the Field

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
When Nathaniel Hunt ’22 found something that he loved and that didn’t feel like work, he knew he was on the right path. As a philosophy major and lacrosse player, Hunt’s skills and experience helped him take a game-changing business idea and turn it into a Holloway Prize winner. And that’s just the beginning. Read More
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