Every Rensselaer Class of 2017 student has a unique story to tell about the journey that brought them to graduation day. Strategic Communications and External Relations caught up with a few of them to hear their stories of how they learned, grew, and made lifelong friends at Rensselaer. We celebrate the success of all our graduates and encourage you to read their stories.

The Ties That Bind: Rensselaer graduate Khalil Drayton is the first in his family with a college degree. Khalil Drayton


A Passion for Research: Meet Eva Mungai, the Rensselaer graduate who wants to build the next Iron Man suit


Studious and Eager To Learn: Rensselaer Engineering grad Haoxue Yan and the joy of learning


Commitment to Country and to Class Architecture major Richard Abendroth served in the U.S. military while earning his degree at Rensselaer


School of Science Graduate Katelyn Fallows: A Path to Collaboration


Unexpected Opportunities, Perfect Fit: Candice Poon has carved a unique path at Rensselaer


The Importance of Creativity and Critical Thinking in Business and Management: Rensselaer business students Andrew Rainville and Michaela Darbin reflect on entrepreneurship, technology, and diversity of ideas in the global marketplace