Featured November 15, 2017

Name: Thamar L. Rys

Current Profession/ Job Title: Registered Nurse

Current Place of Residence (City or Borough): Bellmawr, NJ

Hometown or Place of Origin (prior to Rutgers): Brooklyn, NY

Class Year: 2014

Campus Affiliation: Camden

Rutgers School or College Affiliation(s): School of Nursing

Rutgers Degree(s)/Major(s): B.S. Nursing

Favorite Place to eat on campus: Friends Cafe

Give us one word to describe your Rutgers experience?: Competitive

What is one thing you learned at Rutgers that has helped prepare you post-graduation professionally or personally?: Critical thinking is just as important as memorization.

What is a part of your identity that you discovered while at RU (passion for something, political beliefs, etc)?: Wanting to see others like myself succeed in a field that we are considered a minority in.

How has your Rutgers education or network help get you where you are today?: My education allowed me to be employed in my profession within 3 months of graduation and 1 month after taking state licensing exam.

If you could share one piece of advice with a current freshman, what would it be?: Keep your eyes on the goals you set for yourself prior to attending college but don’t lose sight of all the opportunities around you. Find a balance for your studies and living your best life.