Prepared for Graduate School

Ashley Guy

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018


Notre Dame has prepared me for graduate school in many ways. I have been given the opportunity to be a leader in clubs and sports, and it has prepared me academically. The long labs and tedious reports I have completed has given me the exposure I need to succeed in graduate school with the confidence to tackle any obstacle in my way. What’s Next for Ashley: Florida A & M University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Video Killed the Radio Star (So We Brought It Back)

Molly Wolanski

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018

Communication Arts

Molly Wolanski ’18, a history major/communication arts minor, is leading a technological retro-revolution, letting the student population know that radio silence is officially over for Notre Dame of Maryland University.
As the student head of the reinstated station, Wolanski believes “that people who are passionate about radio need to get involved and support their local independent stations. At Notre Dame, anyone can create a show about anything and we love to see the creativity people come up with.”​

The Most Magical Place on Earth

Jean Jun

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017

Communication Arts

Jean Jun was lucky enough to be accepted into the Disney College Program as an intern, which is no easy feat. During her time, some of the most memorable experiences for Jun were engaging with the guests and helping them create life-long memories. “I’m the Cast Member and I have the power to create magical moments for others. There was nothing better than seeing kids with the biggest smiles and parents with equally big smiles because they were both genuinely happy to be with each other.” ​

A Library for Change

Micah Castelo

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018

English, Communication Arts, Women's Studies

Micah Castelo and Lorelie Elaine Soriano submitted one of the 120 winning projects under the Davis Projects for Peace foundation. They have been awarded $10,000 each for the construction of the first official library of the Caibiran Central School in the city of Caibiran located in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. “From the start,” Castelo says “we knew that we wanted to work on a project in the Philippines because we are both Filipina.” Castelo didn’t have to reach very far to find motivation, “when I was still in the Philippines, my parents enrolled me in a private school because the public schools did not have enough resources to ensure each child succeeds. I see this award as a privilege that I have been granted. I want to use this privilege to help those children in need…They deserve this just as much as anyone else.”

Clinical Experience in Amazing Hospitals

Madalyn Dewling

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018

Nursing (Entry-Level BSN)

NDMU has prepared me for the next step by offering clinical experience in amazing hospitals…It’s given me real life experience caring for patients. What’s Next for Madalyn: Children’s Health Care of Atlanta Pediatric Emergency Department – Nurse Residency

Career Fair Success

Kylie Eldridge

Alum, NDMU Class of 2016

Political Science

Kylie came to the spring Career Fair prepared with high hopes of making a connection with potential employers, but didn't know just how big of an impact this one event would have. As a result of her networking that day, she landed an analyst position with the U.S. Department of Defense and she credits her success to her NDMU education. "The liberal arts foundation NDMU provides helped me develop as a whole person as well as an academic. It instilled a strong work ethic in me and I was prepared to do a lot of writing." Kylie also notes the close relationships with faculty and the mentoring she received during her four years as an important part of her career development.

A Carefully Crafted Liberal Arts Education

Alexandra Filsinger

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017


My English major involved a lot of critical thinking and how to build the well-structured argument, something that is incredibly important in law. Additionally, my two minors in Philosophy and Communication Arts enabled me to be specific about the area that I want to specialize in - Intellectual Property. What's Next for Alexandra: University of Baltimore School of Law

The Best Teacher I Can Be

Emily Jordan

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017

Education/Teaching (BA/MA)

NDMU forced me to grow into a woman that is going to transform the world! I walk into a classroom knowing I can command the classroom and be the best teacher I can be. My NDMU experience gives me the confidence and skills needed to pursue my passion! What's Next for Emily: 4th Grade Teacher at Church Creek Elementary School

The Best Professors

Natalie Smith

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017

Business, Economics

The professors in the NDMU Business and Economics Department were the best I could ask for and were always supportive and willing to help in any way they could. They encouraged me to work hard and challenge myself. What's Next for Natalie: Sempra Energy in San Diego

Team USA in Barbados

Field Hockey

Field Hockey teammates Megan Morales and Jessica Wells were invited by USA Athletes International to play with Team USA in Barbados! Their adventure included more than just field hockey―they also had time to enjoy the island and even went snorkeling with sea turtles!