For recent BSBA graduate Rachel Mosesso, Suffolk University offered more than an education. It changed her life.

During her Commencement speech, Mosesso explained, “For those of you who don’t know me, my journey can be summed up in one sentence: Suffolk saved me.”

You see, Mosesso didn’t start at Suffolk. She spent her first year of college at pharmacy school. But she quickly realized it was a mistake. After struggling through challenging and crowded chemistry lectures, she finally accepted that she needed to switch gears.

That’s when she found Suffolk.

“I chose Suffolk because it offered many different majors and minors, so I knew I had time to discover what path would be right for me,” she said.

It wasn’t long before she found a major she was passionate about—information systems. Mosesso said she “fell in love with technology again” after taking a couple information systems classes. From that point on, she never looked back.

She went on to serve as president of the Information Systems Club and public relations officer for the Suffolk University Management Association, where she found a close-knit group of friends—a group she calls “the crew”—that has supported her academically and socially.

And last weekend all of her hard work paid off as she walked across the stage with her graduating class.

Mosesso ended her commencement speech with a quote from Jarod Kintz: “The year you were born makes only your entry into the world. Other years where you prove your worth, they are the ones worth celebrating.”

Congratulations, class of 2014!