Beyond the Theoretical
Disaster relief, software development, history and culture. Their interests vary, but these three students found valuable internships near campus.
Live It! Fund project inspires conversations between Chilean elders and grandchildren.
Real-World Health Experiences
Macalester’s metro location offers many public health internships and research experiences.
An internship with the Midwest Art Conservation Center highlighted the value of art for Kelsey Coia ’16.
Working at YouTube
Daniel Pickens-Jones '08, now working at YouTube, was surprised to find other liberal-arts graduates in the tech sector.
Anthropology major Katharine Meier ’15 is getting to know the great apes at the Como Zoo.
Three Mac students learn politics from the inside working for U.S. senators.
Entrepreneurship at Macalester
Two students talk about their internship experiences.
Two students talk about their internship experiences.
Semester Away, Summer in L.A.
Hannah Rehak '15 spent the summer in Los Angeles working for Zester Daily.
National Football Leaguer
Former Mac running back Daniel Ricci ’14 landed his first job with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A Macalester class spurred Grace Newton ’16 to ask new questions about being uprooted from her homeland.
Jane Berdysheva ’14 comes alive when conversing in one of her seven languages.
How did Macalester prepare me for my job? Oh, let me count the ways.
Kalie Caetano '13 writes about her job as Digital Media Specialist at Stanford University Press
Anja Crowder ’13 landed her dream job working on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Recent grad works for The Moth in Manhattan.
Paige Moody ’16 used GIS and statistics skills to develop interactive maps of gardens and local food sources.
In Congressman Ellison’s district office, Jordan Lim ’15 learned firsthand about government and helping constituents.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
Hometown Human Rights
Macalester students gain skills while interning at Minneapolis-based Advocates for Human Rights.
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.
Alumni Win Science Grants
Six recent Macalester grads win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to support explorations into subjects ranging from stars to monkeys.
Promoting Global Music
Mackenzie Martin ’16 enjoyed everything about working as a marketing intern for Minneapolis’s Cedar Cultural Center.
Portuguese and Spanish speaker Anne Huber ’14 will spend a year teaching English in Brazil.
Grad School Prep
Michelle Lee ’14 won a summer internship that helps students prepare for graduate school.
Russian Social Media
Mac students gain real world experience at Russian business conference in St. Paul.
More Adventures in Interning
Macalester students put their skills to use all over the metro area.
Seniors Sound Off: Rudy Henriquez '14
Off to Yelp.com after graduation, Rudy says it's ok to have a narrow focus at Macalester.
Class of 2014
The world is looking bright for many of the members of the Class of 2014 as they prepare to cross the dais to grab their diplomas this month.
Audrey Kohout '14 turned her passion for technology into a corporate job offer.
Ten Months Later
We checked in with a few graduates from the Class of 2013 to see how life is going 10 months after graduation.
Jake Waxman ’14 won a summer fellowship to the U.S. Army War College
Red Cross Aid
Red Cross interns locate missing family members and provide health care abroad.
The Elegant C. Elegans
Nicole Miller '14 worked on the regulation of genes through RNAi in Professor Mary Montgomery's lab.
Building a Network
Mac's location is a "huge foundation" for every student, says Joe Huber '15.
Internship at an Embassy
Gabriela Landeros Fernandez '15 explored diplomacy through an internship at the Mexican embassy—in Belgium.
For Minh Nguyen ’14, theoretical physics makes for absorbing detective work.
Copper in Our Bodies
Richard Liang’s study of copper may increase understanding of Alzheimer’s.
Learning from Lungs
Undecided between a clinical or research job, Katie Cicolello ’14 chose both.
Classics major studies stem-cell therapy.
Dan Knickelbein ’14 spent the summer in D.C. learning about transportation policy.
Financial Literacy and Growth
John Sankara ’15 partnered with community organizations that help minority-owned businesses grow and promote financial literacy.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
People Over Postings
Mac Career Center staff showed Jamila Humphrie ’11 that when searching for jobs, personal connections trump online ads.
Closing the Math Gender Gap
After Amy Janett ’14 attended the selective Summer Program for Women in Mathematics in Washington, D.C., she returned eager to pursue a math career.
The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous. Here’s an example.
Rachel Swanson ’15 did an internship 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, using skills learned from Ethnographic Interviewing.
United Nations Intern
After sending an email to a Macalester alumnus she’d never met, Jolena Zabel ’16 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., interning with the United Nations Population Fund.