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.”
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.
Renewable energy devices’ appearance is important too, says Nadia Foo Kune ’13. She worked for Perkins+Will, making solar panels more attractive.
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.