Major: Business Management
Hometown: Easton, Massachusetts
Lance Handy plans to not only receive his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Rivier, but also to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Family friends recommended Rivier University to Handy and given his educational interests and the opportunity to play on the Raiders Men’s Basketball team, he decided to attend. “Everyone has been friendly since I first came for orientation, and my teammates have made me feel at home,” says Handy. “The staff is great and wants everyone to succeed. The students are cool, and almost everyone is friends with one another. It’s a great experience.”
Handy has done well in his classes and values his Rivier education. “I learned a lot from the service learning project we had to do for the Salvation Army in freshman year,” he says. “From that experience, I learned not to take life for granted and to be grateful for being in school and getting an opportunity that most don’t have.”
Looking forward to the job market after graduation, Handy says, “I believe Rivier is preparing me well… all the classes are challenging, and the professors keep me engaged.” In terms of career goals, he plans to pursue positions in marketing and eventually would like to manage his own business.