Internship Spotlight: International Studies Major Guest Blogs for Atlanta Nonprofit

Lily Iijima ’16, an international studies major with a Japanese minor, interned during the spring semester with Go Eat Give, an Atlanta nonprofit that educates the public about differing cultures in an effort to eliminate stereotypes—a mission that resonated with Lily. “Growing up in a multi-cultural household, Lily has seen first-hand the power of personally experiencing …

OU Biology Students Gain Graduate-level Research Experience

For two Oglethorpe students, a typical day in the lab where they were interning consisted of reading research papers, writing a few grant submissions, and carrying out experiments. But it was not just any lab; it was a part of Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy, one of the top pharmacy colleges in the nation. During …

Art History & Biology Majors Lend Expertise to Audubon Exhibit

At a small liberal arts university like Oglethorpe, students have opportunities they may not get elsewhere. In this case, it was the chance for a biology student and an art history graduate to impact a public art exhibition. Holly Bostick ’15 and Jessie Gregerson ’16 were enlisted by the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art to assist …

Oglethorpe Senior Racks Up Hackathon Wins

Haider Khan ’15 doesn’t exactly fit the hacker stereotype. But, the Oglethorpe senior, who’s majoring in chemistry and minoring in computer science, recently bested the competition to win two back-to-back hackathons, as well as a start-up competition, all hosted in metro Atlanta. A testament to Haider’s skills and training, the victories have also been lucrative. …

Petrel Intern Makes a Difference at the Latin American Association

The Latin American Association was established in 1972 with the mission to help Latino families achieve their aspirations for their academic, social and economic advancement. This is accomplished through direct programs and integrated community partnerships that focus on youth academic achievement, education and prevention and services to families with urgent needs. Vicky Herbener ’14 helped the …

International Internship Opens Eyes to the Real World

Like many students, sophomore Maggie Crawford ’16 planned an internship as part of her college experience. Unlike most others, her internship was also an international adventure—in India. Maggie, who is studying international marketing, an individually planned major, worked as a structural advisor for the Mysore Resettlement and Development Agency (MYRADA). In her role, she was …

Study Abroad Awesomeness

I’ve heard plenty of excuses why students don’t want to study abroad. They don’t want to miss out on a semester. They’re afraid they’ll get behind. Perhaps there’s an internship they want to do, or a concert they want to go see. Maybe they think that it’s too difficult to put all their friends and …

Communications Interns Step Into the Real World at PR Conference

Interns in Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, recently attended the annual Real World PR Conference for college students, hosted by the Public Relations Society of America in February. During the all-day event, the students were able to learn more about PR careers and to ask questions of industry leaders from Chick-fil-A, Georgia Aquarium, Delta Air Lines, Children’s …