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Why wait 20 or 30 years to start doing amazing things? These three recent alumni prove that Bucknellians begin changing the world right away.
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort
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Rachel Sherbill ’09
Walt Disney Imagineer
Theatre and Economics

At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new themed land at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, every element is crafted with a Jedi master’s attention to detail.

Among the creative humans behind that next-level immersion: Rachel Sherbill ’09.

“Many of the theatre classes that I took, like scenic design, gave me practical, foundational skills that I use every day at work,” she says. “An economics background has also given me a great footing when working at a Fortune 500 company.”

At Bucknell, Rachel directed Schoolhouse Rock Live. Today, her production budget is considerably larger, but the underlying goal is still the same: designing memories that last.

“So many of the things we build at Walt Disney Imagineering end up being in our parks for 20-plus years and then they become cultural icons,” she says. “What a privilege it is to be part of something that brings so much magic and joy into people’s lives.”

Sam Nana-Sinkam ’10
Head of Fashion, Sports & Toys at Google

Sam Nana-Sinkam ’10 says his career combines two of his long-standing interests: sports and business.

He played linebacker on the Bison football team and studied management. On the team, Sam gained firsthand experience in concepts such as leadership, communication and organizational hierarchy. In class, he learned how to apply business theories in the real world.

“These classes sort of rewired my brain toward understanding why I was learning these strategies and concepts,” he says.

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Jake Bellucci ’12
Project Engineer at Mars INC.
Chemical Engineering

As a project engineer for Mars Inc., Jake Bellucci ’12 helps make our lives a little sweeter. Among many breakthroughs, he was on the team that gave us M&M’s Caramel.

As a student, his engineering courses, especially a class in food engineering, helped Jake explore his interests and tailor his skills to help him succeed in the food industry.

“You learn how to figure things out,” he says. “Your professors are there to answer questions, but they don’t preach to you.”

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Part of Something Bigger
With 54,000 Bucknell alumni behind you, opportunities await across every industry and geographic region. Begin networking before you even graduate at events both on and off campus. Land an in-demand summer internship. Try an externship — a one- to two-day job-shadowing experience hosted by Bucknell alumni, parents or friends. You’ll quickly see how the Bucknell name opens doors.