Teaching philosophy to 8- and 9-year-olds at St. Paul’s West 7th Community Center was the unconventional way that Vivian Ihekoronye ’13 (St. Paul) spent her summer.
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Excelling at Xcel
Simbarashe Musasa’s internship with a Fortune 500 company came about in part due to an Econometrics class paper.
Now a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Minneapolis, Jessica Baier '12 talks about Macalester's Economics Department and how she found her passion.
Macalester biology major Jay Schwartz is fascinated by the complex interactions of primates, so he jumped at the chance to join Minnesota Zoo researchers in an observational research project involving macaques.
Herself a Russian immigrant, Marina Test ’10 now helps first-generation college students with financial literacy.
Football Meets Robotics
Macalester football player Jesse Russell ’14 met robotics executive Andrew Borene ’98 at a Mac football game. The result was a paid internship with ReconRobotics and Robotics Alley.
Among the Treasures
"On the first day I interned at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I went down to the main storage area to see the bronze Renaissance statue I would be writing about. It was terrifying, but exciting, to touch this work of art."
How Emily Howland ’09 turned a Hispanic studies and English major into an international adventure trip job.
World Health Intern
An international public health class helped Glafira Marcon ’13 land a World Bank internship.
The Power of Mac Connections
David Suchy '12 found that the power of Macalester connections allowed him to launch his career.
“Front line soldiers.” That’s how Ruben Pena ‘12 describes the role of nurses. “Doctors plan the patient’s care, but nurses are in the thick of it and doing the day-to-day care,” he says. That’s what makes the field so appealing to him. Pena, a psychology major from Asuncion, Paraguay, holds an internship at Regions Hospital in downtown St. Paul,
Immunization, the Amish, and Madagascar make up the disparate worlds of three Mac anthropology majors.
Marissa Bianco ’13 waded right into the publishing world with an internship at Minneapolis’s Milkweed Editions.
“Unlike so many liberal arts colleges, Mac is in an urban environment with lots of opportunities.”