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 …

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 …

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 …

Making My Difference: Being A Part of Oglethorpe’s Online Strategy

One of the best things about a small school like Oglethorpe is the potential for students to contribute in a big way to the campus, either through student organizations or by working for the school itself. When I returned for my senior year after a year of studying in Japan, I wanted to make sure …

My Internship: Curating an Exhibit at the OU Museum of Art

I’m a senior at Oglethorpe, with a double major in history and art history. During the spring 2013 semester, I interned at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) and had the opportunity to curate an exhibit that had a very special purpose. You might not know that Oglethorpe’s art museum has a large permanent …

“Oglethorpe Idol” Turns Journalist

Alumnus Matt Claiborne ’11 is, in the words of Janet Wood ’13, an “Oglethorpe idol.” “Matt has been one of my biggest inspirations in my Oglethorpe career,” said Janet, “both while he was still a student with his mentorship and friendship, and now (with) his successes as an alumnus. He is proof that an Oglethorpe education can really …

Telling My Story: Lessons Learned by a Psych Major in the PR World

Through my internship with Pegasus Creative, Oglethorpe’s student communications agency, I recently had the opportunity to attend Real World PR, an annual conference held by the Public Relations Society of America (Georgia chapter) for students interested in public relations. As I waited for the conference to begin, I chatted with a group of students who …

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 …

Finding My Way at the Modern Media Conference

As a senior at Oglethorpe, my current goals involve deciding where I want to go with my life, which paths I wish to embark upon and which journeys I will undertake.  Ironically, on a physical plane, my navigational abilities are not exactly “present.”  Maps and signs befuddle me, as do landmarks, and I can find …