“Unlike so many liberal arts colleges, Mac is in an urban environment with lots of opportunities.”
From Macalester to Citigroup
Taking advantage of Macalester’s urban location, Jingjiao Zhang ’12 interned with 3M. Now she has a New York job offer.
Combining her interests in architecture, environmental studies and physics in one internship, Nadia Foo Kune ’13 explored how to make renewable energy devices more aesthetically pleasing.
Alex Horn used his internships and connections with alumni to land a job at Disney after graduation where he joined the global Mickey Mouse brand management team.
Kyle Gename '13 interned at Permaculture Research Institute, where he worked on restoring toxic soils so that people could safely use the land to grow their own food.
At Brookings Institution
At the Brookings Institution, Thomas Lindman ’12 found a way to bridge the gap between his applied math and geography majors, working with their Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C.
Breaking Through to Kids
There aren’t many 13-year-olds who ask for more homework, but then most 13-year-olds aren’t as determined to succeed as those taught by two Macalester students.
Of Consulates and Kings
Even Kvelland '12 held two internships, one with the United Nations Development Program in Norway and one with the Norwegian Consulate in Minneapolis.
Next Gen Investment Banker
Ajwad Imran ’12 began his senior year in an enviable position—with an investment banking job offer in hand.
Kate Peterson ’11 spent her summer at the Israel Museum, restoring artifacts from Herod’s palace.
Art in New York
Larsen Husby was a curatorial intern for a gallery in New York City. more
Adil Imani wanted a chance to put his knowledge of economics and applied math into action in the real world of financial services. An intense, five-week internship in Mumbai proved to be the perfect opportunity.
Skis, MTV, Pensions, and Jellyfish: What We Did Over Summer
Geographers Go National
Geography majors Ross Donihue ’11 and Slavisa Mijatovic ’12 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., honing their skills at National Geographic. more
Put your money on Hannah Anderson-Dana '13. She is determined to find out about careers that can evolve from studying art history, and she’s made a good start already. more
Mac DNA - Jeesun Choi
Jeesun Choi '13 talks about her two internships in Minneapolis and her research project with English Professor Nathan Hensley on violence in Victorian novels.more
Back in her hometown of Nanjing, China, before she ever came to Macalester, Danlu Hu ’13 read about Chinese adoptees returning to their native land. Moved by their stories, says Hu, she remembers thinking at the time, “I should really do something for these kids.”
Sometimes an internship arises from a student’s avocation rather than a major. So it is with Alexis Ramirez ’12 (Oakland, Calif.), a cultural anthropology major spending her summer immersed in art.
What are summers like at Macalester? Many Macalester students choose to take advantage of internship and research opportunities in the summer. The campus is also busy with kids taking part in the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) and ID Tech Camp programs.
Unearthing Turkish history
History major Jemma Brown ’11 (New York, N.Y.) spent fall semester of her senior year in Turkey at Boğaziçi University, studying the contemporary Turkish art scene and its relations with the Western art market, nationalism, and constructions of Turkish identity. more
Mosaic on a Stick
Hannah Anderson-Dana ’13 (Portland, Ore.) spent fall semester volunteering at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, pointing out, “The Twin Cities is a good place to get internships.”
Andrew Rich ’12 (Philadelphia) spent last summer writing computer code for Google.
Mac DNA - Off to Yale
Emma Locatelli '11 heads off to Yale University to earn a PhD in invertebrate paleontology. Here she discusses how Macalester helped her get into this prestigious program. more
Krista Moore '10 worked for former President Jimmy Carter and is now attending graduate school in France.
As Katie Agnew ’11 can tell you, sometimes extracurricular activities can really pay off. Agnew, a math major from Princeton, Minn., spent most of her free time at Macalester working on the Student Activities Program Board, serving as its chair for the last two years.
Ruth Conkling Receives Fulbright Award to Germany
She will investigate contemporary German literature and how Germans are reacting to their recent past.
Inventions for Mayo Clinic
Undergraduate science and economics students analyze projects submitted by Mayo physician-scientists.
Three Amazing Jobs
After travelling the world, Sarah Louise Galbraith ’03 landed a great job at Discovery Networks, home of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.
Momchil Jelev has achieved an international career at Johnson & Johnson by building on strong academics and internships. more
Learning the Legislature
Most of the week Margo Worman ’13 (Moorhead, Minn.) is a typical political science student at Macalester College. But for 11 hours each week, she becomes a valued staff member for Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL), assistant minority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Despite having majored in geology, Becky Roberts ’09 never expected to find herself wriggling on her belly through karst caves deep in an Alaskan island. But she did that and much more during her summer as a GeoCorps worker in the Tongass National Forest.
Lucky art history major Alberto Rios de la Rosa ’11 spent last summer in Venice, surrounded by art.
Studying South Africa
It’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen
Art in London
Several great internships plus an influential professor led Chloe Nelson ’10 (Atherton, Calif.) to pursue a master’s degree in art history at London’s Courtauld Institute. She began her yearlong program there in September.more
Twin Genetics Research
Evan Welo ’09 is working on one of the world's preeminent twins studies. For Welo, who majored in psychology, working for the Minnesota Twin Family Study is the culmination of valuable research experiences during his time at Macalester.
Making it at Microsoft
Less than a year after donning his cap and gown, David Klock ’10 is putting in 12-hour days at Microsoft. And loving it.
In the Fast Lane
Zeid Habayeb '11 got an internship at Atlantic Records, New York City, through a Macalester alumnus. more
In the Write
Two recent geography alumni have published papers based on research they did with Geography Professor William Moseley while they were at Macalester.
Old Main to Wall Street
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.
Internships: Bridge to Success
Federico Burlon held a number of internships in the Twin Cities.
Mentored at Medtronic
Working at Medtronic was an experience and a half—conducting research with state of the art equipment, and interacting with scientists. more
Steven Fitzgerald '12 - Internships in the Twin Cities
Steven Fitzgerald held two internships in the Twin Cities. more
Banking on Experience
Course concepts quickly become the realities of daily life when, like three Mac seniors, you are investment banking interns in New York. more
Federal Reserve Internship
Kate Vermann '11 interned at the Minneapolis, Federal Reserve. She looked at patterns in housing trends, wrote a program including 30,000 lines of code and helped the organization work more efficiently. more
Macalester's location—minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis—offers students a wealth of opportunities. more
Jenny Grinblo, Pangea World Theater
JENNY GRINBLO, PANGEA WORLD THEATER
Soham Banerji '10
Soham Banerji '10 was one of 50 student micro-finance leaders chosen from around the world to attend the Africa-Middle East Micro-Credit Summit in Kenya. more
Despite the precarious state of mainstream media, Peter Wright ’11 pursued a journalism career through multiple internships. more
Hopi Costello's '10 unique work-study takes her off campus to a nearby school. Read the article
Emily Cox '10 worked with noted Twin Cities photographer Wing Young Huie on a public art project in St. Paul. more