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.
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.
Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
A recent Macalester grad is working on a platform to help music fans discover and share new talent.
In the course Deals, successful alumni share their expertise and offer advice to economics students.
Promoting Global Music
Mackenzie Martin ’16 enjoyed everything about working as a marketing intern for Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center.