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Alumni Success Stories

RIT alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Below you will find stories of Saunders College alumni who have gone on to apply their business degrees in successful and meaningful ways. For more information on Saunders alumni who have been recognized by the RIT Alumni Association through several  major awards, please visit the following webpages:


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Saunders Graduate Alumni Spotlights

Saunders College of Business students come from around the globe to study and learn the skill necessary to apply in to real-world business solutions. Upon graduation, our alumni pursue ambitious careers and make the successful transition into the workforce. We couldn't be more proud to showcase a few of our Saunders alumni as they reflect on their RIT experience.


Emily Duke

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

"I would recommend RIT because I feel the degrees offered are worth the time and money. The goal is to prepare you for the real world."

Employer: Cuba Memorial Hospital

Home Country: United States

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Carmen Carbone

MBA in Accounting, Class of 2015

"The feeling of accomplishment has never been so great.."

Employer: PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Hometown: United States

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Harsh Gupta

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 1999

"My company is beating the industry trend each year and registering growth of 15 - 20% year to year. I have no words to thank RIT enough for this."

Employer: Precision Stamping

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Emily Hart

Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures, Class of 2015

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Seating, Inc.

Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Bokang Khoarai

Master's in Management, Class of 2015

“I loved simulations and the capstone project, as they gave me near practical experience and a chance to apply the concepts taught."

Employer: Nalane

Home Country: Lesotho

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Pallav Mazumdar

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2011

“The professors were all top notch and they brought in so many of their real life experiences in our classes that the studying part became more relatable and not just textual."

Employer: The Lacek Group

Hometown: Bhopal, India

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Ken Radzyminski

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

“Outside of the classroom, I was able to collaborate with students from multiple colleges and educational backgrounds to give me a more realistic approach to real world application."

Employer: Cleveland Cavaliers

Home Country: United States

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Seerat Sodhi

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2014

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Deloitte

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Chang Su

Master's of Finance, Class of 2013

"At Saunders, you’re not 1 of 100. There is individualized attention to determine what’s beneficial for you."

Employer: Siemens

Home Country: China

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Nan Yun

Master's of Finance, Class of 2012

"The education from RIT prepared me well for the job market. Through the co-op program, I was able to gain internship experience that helped with my job search post graduation."

Employer: Merrill Lynch

Home Country: China

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