Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Fashion, clean energy, home brewing. Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative and determination with the willingness to take a chance.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
The Class of 2015: After Mac
We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2015 to see what their first year out of college looks like.
An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.
Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.
Bee Bacteria to Galaxies
Over 80 Macalester students in the hard sciences, environmental studies, and math, statistics and computer science gained valuable hands-on summer research experience through internships.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition, trees, ovenbirds, and garlic mustard.
Ha Song Pham ’15 discovered an affinity for data and learned how to make them reveal their truths.
Russian Art Intern
An internship at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history and culture while offering valuable leadership experience.
Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.
Intern at the Embassy
Thanks to a stipend for unpaid internships, Jacob Phillips ’16 was able to intern at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
Speeding Up the Green Line
Ha Song Pham ’15 used statistical analysis to help light rail shave 15 minutes off the travel time between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The ability to speak multiple languages helped Ellie Bekmanis ’16 land a job with the European Union.
Building a Website
With guidance from the Mac alumni network, four students learned how to apply computer science to a global humanitarian project.
Beyond the Theoretical
Disaster relief, software development, history and culture. Their interests are varied, but these three students all found valuable internships not far from campus.
Live It! Fund project inspires conversations between Chilean elders and grandchildren.
Anthropology major Katherine Meier ’16 is getting to know the great apes at the Como Zoo.
Semester Away, Summer in L.A.
Hannah Rehak '15 spent the summer in Los Angeles working for Zester Daily.