Alumni

From our alums:

"I love having my Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. I admire that achievement often. I do miss campus, though. Not necessarily the grades or the traffic, but I miss intellectual conversations with Dr. Vishanoff, or random stories from Dr. Landau.  Religious Studies was my life for 5 years, and it will be my life for the rest of my life."

 From a 2011 graduate:

"I work in an interfaith non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aide overseas.  I work in the Donor Services Department at our HQ office.  Now more than ever, the resources and knowledge you gain by taking Religious Studies course is extremely valuable.  We live in such a diverse world, with religion at the core for many.  Working for an interfaith non-profit is not something I planned.  But a recruiter in my area suggested I would be a great fit based on my background education in Religious Studies.  Having the knowledge of different religions is the best way to be a part of the peaceful dialogue between them.  I decided to major in RELS out of an interest in learning more of what I didn't know, and the experience I gained unexpectedly led me to where I am in my career now."  Current advice for undergraduates:  "If you're majoring or minoring or just taking ONE RELS course, the RELS professors have so much passion and experience in what they are teaching.  Take advantage of absorbing the knowledge and getting to know them more."

 From a 2014 graduate:

"I had the privilege of being an intern this summer at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.  I worked with the Food for Kids program and supplied lunches to children who reside in low-income communities.  I am now currently a Site Coordinator for a non-profit known as Reading Partners . . . I assist elementary aged students in increasing their literacy rates and comprehension.  Religious Studies has provided me with many opportunities to discuss what I learned during my degree, as well as the skills gained from the degree.  It has offered me a different worldview and has made me a more open-minded individual, as well as many other things."  Current advice for undergraduates:  "It all means something in the end!  Twenty page papers may seem wearying, and memorizing sanskrit/pali terms may seem insignificant, but all of what you do comes together and carries meaning. You will mature and grow as you move through the program and become a different person in the end."

 

If other alums are interested in telling us where they are and how they are doing, feel free to use the alumni survey.  It will deliver directly to us, and we're looking forward to hearing from you!