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
With a double major in political science and international studies, it’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen. But add in his French minor, study of Afrikaans, and two internships in South Africa and his global curiosity becomes even more apparent.
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 begins her yearlong program there in September.
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.
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
Macalester’s setting, halfway between the downtowns of St. Paul and Minneapolis, provides great access to internships.
Mentored at Medtronic
Tomefa Asempa ’11 held an internship with Medtronic in Minneapolis, where he worked with state of the art equipment, another benefit of Macalester's metro location.
Steven Fitzgerald ’12 – Internships in the Twin Cities
Steven Fitzgerald '12 held two internships and plays on Macalester's football team.
Banking on Experience
Investment banking in New York—capital markets, leveraged buyouts, mathematical modeling. Course concepts quickly become the realities of daily life when, like three Mac seniors, you are investment banking summer interns in New York.
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 Regional Micro-Credit Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
Despite the precarious state of mainstream media, Peter Wright ’11 is pursuing a journalism career through multiple internships.
Emily Cox '10 worked with noted Twin Cities photographer Wing Young Huie on a public art project in St. Paul.