The first step to your next big thing.

When you finish your bachelor’s degree at Rollins, you’ll develop the expertise, experience, and connections you need to succeed. Get a sneak peek at how Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs will help you unlock your professional potential by exploring the meaningful lives and productive careers of the Tars who have gone before you.

Rollins College Professional Advancement graduates in caps and gowns on commencement day.

Lifelong Returns

The dividends of a Rollins education start at graduation and grow over time. In fact, professionals with a bachelor’s degree earn 50 percent more than those with no degree, and the return on investment for an education at a liberal arts college 40 years after enrollment is more than $900,000.

Immediate Impact

For many grads, completing their degree is the catalyst for promotions, new jobs, and career changes.

  • A headshot of Marc Kroon

    Marc Kroon ’21

    Digital Marketing Analyst, Darden
  • Portrait of Marilyne Polyne

    Marilyne Polyne ’21

    Workplace Health & Safety Specialist, Amazon
  • A headshot of Giovanni Figueiredo

    Giovanni Figueiredo ’22

    Investments Broker, Marcus & Millichap
  • Portrait of Barbara Valdez

    Barbara Valdez ’21

    Director of Human Resources and Operations, Kolter Solutions
  • A portrait of Kevin Perez on the Rollins College campus.

    Kevin Perez ’21

    Associate Account Executive, Nike Swimwear
  • Portrait of Danielle Gober

    Danielle Gober ’21

    Publicist, Otter Public Relations
Aida Rico-Arango in her BYOC Refillery van in downtown Orlando.

“I already had 15 years of working and school experience before I decided to head to Rollins. My time in this program has opened doors that I didn’t even know existed. It’s given me confidence, strength, education, power, and an endless array of mentors and role models. Each class built up on the last, each experience explained the next, and the program’s investment in me changed my present.”

Aida Rico-Arango ’22

Founder & Owner, BYOC Refillery

Lifelong Leadership

Finishing your degree at Rollins is the first step along the path to lifelong leadership.

  • A portrait of Herb Schumann

    Herb Schumann ’94

    Senior Director of Strategy & Business Engagement, Hilton Grand Vacations
  • A portrait of Michele Adams

    Michele Adams ’06

    Vice President of Risk Operations & Casualty Claims, Walmart
  • Kyle Johnson

    Kyle Johnson ’07

    President & CEO, Lighthouse Central Florida
  • A portrait of Karla Radka

    Karla Radka ’12

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Senior Resource Alliance
  • A portrait of Andrea Massey-Farrell

    Andrea Massey-Farrell ’98

    President and CEO, Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation
  • A portrait of Liefke Meyers

    Liefke Meyers ’06 ’14MLS

    Vice President of Development, Foundation Academy

Success Stories

How will Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs prepare you to take the next step? Just ask some of our successful graduates.

July 07, 2022

Service Steward

Andrea Massey-Farrell ’98 understands that giving back is what moves communities forward.

Fairolyn H. Livingston ’83

July 28, 2021

Keeper of Her Community

Fairolyn H. Livingston ’83, chief historian of the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, forged her path to advocacy at Rollins.

Neil Otto ’05 pictured on top of a playground near campus.

July 27, 2021

A Level Playing Field

Neil Otto ’05 helped create a unique partnership that gives teaching aides a pathway to classrooms of their own.

June 30, 2021

A Light in the Dark

As the president and CEO of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works, Kyle Johnson ’07 says he’s found his place in the world.

Kristen Arnett ’12

October 30, 2019

Success Story

As a best-selling author and a full-time librarian, Kristen Arnett ’12 is used to digging into a subject and finding her way to something new.

Shannon Burrows outside on campus wearing a cap and gown for commencement.

May 09, 2019

What I’ve Learned: Shannon Burrows ’19

For the longest time, the 2019 Holt Outstanding Senior thought Rollins was out of her league. Now, she’s graduating with straight As.

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