Tara Dillan: Robert Morris University Tara Dillan | Robert Morris University


One of Tara Dillan’s ’16 favorite memories is when she came to Robert Morris on Accepted Students Orientation Day and met the person who would be come her roommate and best friend.

As a dual economics and finance major, Dillan became a research assistant for Brian O’Roark, university professor of economics, and Zhou Yang, assistant professor of economics.

“Gaining the research experience and being held accountable for conducting research and the quality of the data I collected taught me a new level of responsibility,” says Dillan.

She was also in the honors program, Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program, and a study hall monitor and tutor for the Student-Athlete Study Hall Program. Dillan credits Robert Morris for where she is today.

“I have grown so much through the four years spent at Robert Morris,” she says. “My professors and friends have challenged me to grow in ways I never would have imagined.”

Just a few weeks after graduation, Dillan was offered a position in the Financial Leadership Development Program at PPG, where she interned the summer before her senior year.

“During my time at RMU, I learned to express my opinions in a well thought out manner, hold my ground, be confident, and improve not only my public speaking skills, but my personal communication skills as well. The confidence that RMU has given me has made such a huge difference in my life,” says Dillan.