Graduate Success Stories
Sheila Dawes '05
"I consider myself extremely lucky to have been a part of the most intimate, hard-working, and clearly focused department at this university."
Erin Urban '04
"Perhaps the best aspect was my semester abroad in Moscow, where I stayed in an apartment with a Russian family. The challenging classes at Notre Dame really prepared me for life in Moscow."
Jim Stevens '02
"In my opinion, a liberal arts education is not complete unless you have read the works of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Pushkin (to name a few of the Russian greats)."
Emily Locher, '97
"I graduated from Notre Dame in 1997 and moved to New York to work for a large asset management firm specializing in hedge fund and hedge fund-style products. Because of the international nature of the hedge fund industry, I was able to use my Russian skills on the job."
Molly Peeney '95
"My employers have always been interested in and impressed by my Russian major. Now, I'm a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working toward a Ph.D. in Russian Literature."
Chris Donahoe '88
"A seminal moment was a 1986 summer language tour in Moscow and Leningrad, in which I joined a number of students from my Notre Dame class. Those two months were among the best and most inspiring in my life, and they strengthened my resolve to try to make something out of this impossible language."