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 '12 was a curatorial intern for nonprofit exhibition space in New York City and assistant for three New York artists
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.
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.
Hannah Anderson-Dana ’13 spent fall semester volunteering at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, pointing out, “The Twin Cities is a good place to get internships.”
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.
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.
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, a math and physics double major, is one of 1,100 students chosen to be part of Google’s Summer of Code 2011 program—a seven-year-old global program that offers student developers $5,000 stipends to write code for various open-source software projects.
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.