The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous, so here’s an example of that network in action.
Edda 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.
Spiritual Meets Medical
An interest in Islam led Marni Schreiber ’14 to a project helping hospitals meet the needs of diverse populations.
The Fire Department and Facebook
Courtney Nussbaumer ’13 recently worked as a social media intern for the St. Paul Fire Department.
Understanding the role geography plays in community health led Carey Hert ’13 to play with her food with a Minneapolis community
Interning for the Bureau
Working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension gave Collin Calvert ’13 a new outlook on law enforcement.
A Peek at Public Health
When a meningitis outbreak occurred, intern Alexia Malaga ’14 watched Minnesota Department of Health workers spring into action.
Fossils at the Smithsonian
Alexandra Lawrence ’14 interned at the National Museum of Natural History, creating replicas of 75 million-year-old fossils.
The artistic proposal of Macalester’s Jeesun Choi ’13 was one of five chosen for Red Eye Theater’s Works in Progress series.
Over spring break, more than a dozen Mac students met with Macalester alumni working in the government and nonprofit sectors in Washington, D.C.
Fighting for Human Rights
Brittany Landorf writes, "I wrote about a shadow report on human rights abuses using small arms and light weapons in Armenia and Kenya.”
Aiding African Enterprise
Chuck Green Fellow Anja Crowder ’13 created online banking options for entrepreneurial African immigrants.
Through connecting with the Mac alumni network, Mara Robertson ’12 defined her career path.
Through an internship, Joel Mandella ’14 made it easier for electric vehicle drivers to find charging stations.
Thanks to his Serbian language skills, Petar Petrovic ’14 was able to combine study abroad with an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Hannah Fishman ’13 has been fascinated with Middle-East diplomacy since high school. Macalester helped her study in Jordan before interning at the State Department.