As Bryant University’s Senior Assistant Director of Admission, Meaghan Delaney ’11, ’18 MBA, travels across the country and internationally, meeting with potential students from around the world about the value of a Bryant education.
The mix of students those trips generate, she says, is one of the things that make Bryant special. “Having students come to Bryant from all over the world brings a variety of different perspectives to the University,” she says, “and that’s a really great thing. It helps spur conversation in the classroom and on campus and adds to everyone’s education.”
Bringing that perspective to Bryant means logging a lot of time in the air. “I love traveling and I do it every chance I get,” says Delaney, who’s visited more than a dozen countries. Her Sophomore International Experience trip to Italy launched the sense of exploration that would define her career. “I think that’s where the travel bug bit me.”
“I had such a great experience here, and seeing students come to campus and have their own incredible experience is very rewarding.”
Her Global Studies major helped prepare her as well. The program “really does a fantastic job of instilling a global mindset,” she says. “Through learning about different cultures, economies, and political systems, you realize that the world is a lot bigger than wherever you’re currently living.”
As a student at Bryant, Delaney also played on the lacrosse team, founded Bryant’s Chamber Ensemble, and interned with organizations like the U.S. State Department and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights and Justice. Such opportunities, she says, helped develop her strengths and challenged her to excel.
Now she’s excited to introduce those possibilities to a new generation. “My favorite part of my job is working with students and watching them get super-excited about Bryant,” says Delaney. “I had such a great experience here, and seeing students come to campus and have their own incredible experience is very rewarding.”
Bryant’s integrated curriculum and unique style of education, Delaney says, resonate with students all over the globe. “Our mix of the liberal arts and business, and our focus on project- and discussion-based classes, really appeal to students who want to be involved in their education and learn by doing.
“It certainly did for me.”