William Tondo '19
As editor-in-chief of The Archway, Bryant’s student-run newspaper, William Tondo ’19 had his finger on the pulse of the campus. Sometimes, however, even he was surprised by how much is going on.
“I didn’t realize how exciting it would be to be the newspaper editor here. There’s always something happening,” Tondo says. “I’ve had the chance to cover so many interesting things and meet so many great people who’ve been invited to campus."
Tondo discovered that Bryant’s close community allowed him to cultivate relationships with his professors and fellow students. “This is a community like no other,” he says. “If you’re having a bad day, there’s always someone to help cheer you up. People know you here.”
“The professors here are incredible,” he adds. “They’re such a great resource, and they’ve always been there to help me.” In particular, Tondo says, teachers like Lecturer Chris Ratcliffe and Associate Prof. Diya Das, his Global Foundations of Business instructor, "introduced me to so many new ideas and made me excited to see what else would be in my future at Bryant.”
Those personal connections and new ways of looking at things aided Tondo in developing his academic path. Talking with his professors and exploring different fields helped him decide on majors in Marketing and Finance and a minor in Communication.
Tondo believes that his experiences outside the classroom are helping him become a better marketing student. He practices what he’s learned as a Student Ambassador and as Vice President of Public Relations for Bryant’s Intra-Fraternity Council.
Ultimately, he hopes to become the CEO of his own business. But whatever he does he knows he’s prepared for success.
“Bryant offers you so many opportunities,” he says. “There’s so much to take in.”
Real World Experience
Editor in Chief and President, The Archway
• Manages a staff of 25 students and over 100 contributors; interacts with faculty, administration and vendors
Director, Alumni Relations; College Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
•Networks with Bryant alumni with an eye toward bringing them to campus to speak at CEO meetings
Data analysis intern, Town and Country Real Estate
• Created personalized real estate portfolios, analyzes weekly sales report and listing demographic data
Conducts weekly tours for prospective students and their families as well as alumni, Trustees and others; aids Admission Office in various capacities
Vice President, Public Relations, Inter-Fraternity Council
• Handles all mass communication and media relations within Bryant University Greek Life.
Chapter Editor/Event Coordinator, Sigma Chi Fraternity
• Coordinates, plans and executes events and ceremonies
A Connected Community
Bryant's purposeful student life delivers co-curricular immersion with an inspiring, collegial community. Students forge deep connections that last a lifetime.
Professor Nigro's teaching principles: no lectures, no textbooks, no raising of hands. “In my class ... it’s a dialogue. I am known as a hard teacher. You come to class prepared.”