Tom Barry

Thomas Barry

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Wilmington, MA

"As I progress through my major I realize more and more how much I love the field of marketing."
How does your major fit into your life's plan?
As I progress through my major I realize more and more how much I love marketing. I currently work at a marketing company selling mobile websites and I truly love marketing in all aspects. Some day I'd love to open my own restaurant and apply the marketing and management skills I learned to operate and enjoy it.

Who's your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Godwin Ariguzo. He opened my eyes to a new venue by introducing me to SIFE and to an independent study in social media for Charlton College of Business. Prof. Ariguzo has helped me as a mentor—but we've also established a friendship that will go on forever.

Tell us about a great experience or opportunity you've had here at UMass Dartmouth?
I was given the opportunity to travel to Haiti in the summer before my junior year, and it was a life changing experience. I was able to see a part of the world that was beyond what I could imagine. It opened my eyes and my mind not only to a country in need but a culture of good people who appreciated every act of kindness, big or small.

What advice do you have for incoming students?
Keep an open mind in college. UMassD is a place that is entirely what you make of it. You cannot truly appreciate this school unless you find your place and embrace it. College is the place that decides not who you are but what you will be.