Oglethorpe Helps Petrel to Fly in New Direction

Coming back to the Oglethorpe campus 10 years after graduation was an odd feeling. Much about the university was the same, but I was definitely different. I’d been out in the “real world” for several years and here I was back at the old Petrel’s Nest. I graduated from OU in 2002 and worked at …

CNN News Editor & OU Alumnus Welcomes ‘Pegasus Creative’ Behind the Scenes

Last semester, I made one of the best decisions of my undergraduate career: I became a part of Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, launched in the fall by the University Communications department. Thanks to Pegasus, I’ve gained hands-on experience, internship credit, and the confidence that can only come from a supportive, skillful team. (For …

Internship Spotlight: Carter Center Intern Strives to Leave an Impact

Natalia Barreto ’13 first learned of The Carter Center during her freshman year at Oglethorpe, when President Carter visited campus to discuss “Building Hope,” a video highlighting the Center’s efforts to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering in more than 70 countries. “It made me realize that’s what I wanted to do,” says Natalia, adding that …

Internship Spotlight: Newell Rubbermaid Internal Auditing Experience

When accounting major Cory Leff ’13 took his first auditing class in the spring semester, it wasn’t his first experience in the subject. His internship with Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid, a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touches millions of people every day, had already given him a hands-on lesson in internal auditing. As an intern, Cory …

A Petrel Lands with the Atlanta Hawks

Last week’s Atlanta Hawks game against the Detroit Pistons was especially exciting for Oglethorpe senior Arthur Hamilton. Though an admitted Hawks fan, Hamilton was actually there covering the game on assignment.  He was chosen by the Hawks to experience the NBA game as a professional journalist—interacting with Hawks staff members, sportswriters and broadcasters along the way. “Overall it was a …