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From archivists to librarians, web developers to information architects, our iSchool alumni succeed as information professionals in every field imaginable. Take a moment to read these interesting stories about your fellow iSchool Terps!

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From interests in public policy and journalism, to a fascination for social media’s influence on entire industries, Priya Kumar “felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.”

While planning his Master’s degree thesis, Myeong Lee was offered a simple question - "Do you want to build something or understand something?"

William Peniston, MLS ’87, proclaims himself an “old-fashioned librarian,” trained in the management of rare books, special collections, and paper archives.

Vyjayanthi Kamath, MIM ’20, became increasingly captivated by the intersection of data, marketing, and product development after watching Hans Rosling's compelling 4-minute video on international…

Rishi began his “exciting voyage of discovery” at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) where he pursued his fully-funded degree in Information Management, unleashing…

Driven to pursue a higher education, LaRia Rogers, MIM ’20, found a second home at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool).

The desire to help modernize businesses’ infrastructure by implementing the next generation of disruptive technologies led Brandon to pursue his Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)…

Solace “Lacey” Arevalo-Sabado, HCIM’19, held an unflinching dream to make a name for herself in arguably the nation’s most recognized tech hub, Silicon Valley. This ambition helped to launch her…

Preeti advises those interested in data analytics to be prepared to consistently practice solving problem statements and to take advantage of the plethora of readily available datasets online.…