Name: Jamie L. O’Regan
Current Profession/ Job Title: Director, Alumni Relations and Events
Current Place of Residence (City or Borough): Jersey City, NJ
Hometown or Place of Origin (prior to Rutgers): Middletown, NJ
Class Year: 2005
Campus Affiliation: New Brunswick
Rutgers School or College Affiliation(s): Cook College/ Scholl of Communication, Information, and Library Studies
Rutgers Degree(s)/Major(s): B.A. Communication
Favorite Place to eat on campus: Wendy’s
Give us one word to describe your Rutgers experience?: Everything
What is one thing you learned at Rutgers that has helped prepare you post-graduation professionally or personally?: With 9/11 happening the first week I started at Rutgers, it made me realize how important it is to create meaningful and authentic relationships.The friends I made at RU and the bonds we share are unbreakable. I consider them all family.
What is a part of your identity that you discovered while at RU (passion for something, political beliefs, etc)?: I have a real knack for community and group organizing. My selfishness to do what I wanted, compounded with my friend’s laziness, allowed me hone my skills event planning all throughout college, which has lead to a very successful career.
How has your Rutgers education or network help get you where you are today?: My education is far and beyond, the most important part of my identity. Without the experiences both inside and outside the classroom, I am not sure where I would be today.
If you could share one piece of advice with a current freshman, what would it be?: Study hard, play harder. This is the only time in life you’ll successfully function on 4 hours sleep.
Final thoughts or reflections?: Spend time at Passion Puddle.