Jessica Fleet '17
When Jessica Fleet started her college search, she looked at schools that could help her get ahead. “I loved the idea of pairing my Politics and Law concentration with a business minor,” Fleet says. “But the primary reason I chose Bryant is because of its small, tight-knit community. I knew I would be able to stand out academically and make a difference on campus.”
She quickly found her place in that community. A field hockey player, she remembers when she first saw her name in the starting lineup. “I ran out of the locker room, called my mom, and told her I had to quit because I couldn’t and shouldn’t start,” she says. She persevered, however, and thrived, “I got my very first goal in that game and helped my team win its season opener.”
That perseverance helped her become an academic standout as well. A Bryant Scholar and recipient of the Political Science Commencement Award, Jessica was a member of the Political Science Honors Society and of Bryant’s Honors Program. Her senior thesis explored a Good Samaritan policy for the University.
She’s also committed to giving back, taking on roles like Advocacy Chair for Colleges against Cancer. “Cancer will affect everyone at some point, and I have personally seen some miracles happen. ... I can support those whose lives can be changed by raising awareness and money to fund their fight.”
An aspiring criminal defense attorney, Fleet is pursuing a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. She then plans to go on to law school in fall 2018.
“Being a Politics and Law major at Bryant allowed me the opportunity to work with dedicated professors who have not only prepared me for life after graduation, but given me unique personalized opportunities” Fleet says.
Real World Experience
Engaged in high-level coursework, took part in activities designed specifically for honors students; for capstone, developed a Good Samaritan policy for Bryant
Bryant Senior Advisory Council
• Advised President and senior staff members on ways to improve the Bryant student experience
• Named to Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Team
Advocacy Chair, Relay for Life
• Responsible for assisting with planning and implementing the event, related activities, and meetings
Advocacy Chair, Colleges Against Cancer
• Increased awareness by developing projects and events suitable for the campus community
A Connected Community
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“You should come to Bryant if you want to explore what you can achieve, but also to become more comfortable with who you are.”
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“I use real-world examples to highlight what we are talking about and to illustrate not only what faculty are doing, but also to show what’s going on outside our windows.”