Students, faculty and alumni on what sets Bridgewater State University apart
What makes Bridgewater State University different? One professor said it nicely: “We’re not just a think tank; we’re a think-and-do-tank.” These videos tell that story – of students using their science studies to help people’s lives in Cambodia, of students in transformative internships that shift their career direction, of alumni who embody the culture of public service at Bridgewater.
“Cambodia: Kingdom of Water” is a study tour where students and their faculty leader, Dr. Kevin Curry, professor of biological sciences, perform community service in Phnom Penh and rural villages in Cambodia. Together, they concentrate on water purity issues that have shaped Cambodia’s past, present and future.
Bridgewater graduates – approximately half of whom are first-generation college students – go on to successful careers in the public service, business and nonprofit sectors. Every year, Bridgewater confers nearly 2,300 degrees to students in 90 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs.
Since 1998, Bridgewater State University has provided opportunities for students from all majors to gain practical experience through exceptional internships offered by The Washington Center Internship Program. As a result, The Center recognized Bridgewater as its Public University of the Year for its “commitment to academic quality for your students in the field of experiential education.”