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Professional Development

Students create comprehensive communications strategies for Atlanta businesses

Students in Special Topics in Communication Studies recently presented comprehensive public relations campaigns to two local businesses as part of a semester-long service learning project. These campaigns included guidance on social media strategy, branding, web design, community engagement and more. Instructed by Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Kate Keib, students in this class were […]

“Destination Day” celebrates seniors’ future plans

Earlier this week, more than 80 seniors stopped by the Turner Lynch Campus Center to take part in “Destination Day,” a celebration of Petrels’ post-grad plans. Hosted by Career Development, the festivities included a gift card raffle drawing, free Oglethorpe swag and King of Pops. Prior to attending Destination Day, students were asked to complete […]

Senior chemistry major named National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Oglethorpe chemistry major and computer science minor Hannah P. ’22 has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines. The grant comes with a full tuition award and a stipend for living expenses […]

Campus film festival features student flicks

Student filmmakers recently presented their 5-minute shorts to the campus community at the “Last Looks” film festival held in the Philip Weltner Library. With 29 films on the marquee, the festival showcased a variety of genres and cinematic styles. An open call was put out to all Oglethorpe students to submit their short films, but […]

OU students, faculty present research at professional psychology conference

Over spring break, 12 Oglethorpe students accompanied four faculty to the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) in Hilton Head, South Carolina. This continued a longstanding tradition of the Oglethorpe psychology department preparing students to submit their own research to peer-reviewed professional conferences. This year’s students participants were Rebecca Castro, Alexa Tringali, Kharynton […]

Student-led ‘Weltner Consulting Agency’ begins first campaign

This semester marked the official launch of the student-led PR firm, the Weltner Consulting Agency. Founded by eight Oglethorpe students, this new group will conduct research, oversee real-world PR campaigns and analyze data under the advisement of communications faculty Dr. Kate Keib and Dr. Melany Chambers. The team of students is already hard at work crafting […]

Oglethorpe supports student success through programs honoring Paul Hackett

Transitioning to college life can be challenging, especially for students who are first-generation college students or part of a traditionally underrepresented group. Thanks to a generous donation from the Robitaille Family in memory of their son, alumnus Paul Hackett, Oglethorpe helps many of these students achieve academic success and pursue experiential learning opportunities, while creating […]

11 Stormy Petrels share their summer internship experiences

In her position as sales and marketing intern with Lexus, Shea Ponder ’22 traveled to Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina this summer to assist the district managers, district service, and parts managers on their visits to various dealerships. There, she helped present information on those locations’ current market share compared to the nation’s. In […]

Economics students selected for Atlanta Federal Reserve internships

Oglethorpe students Alex Blecker ’23 and Parrish Studebaker ’22 have been selected to intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, continuing the university’s legacy of interns at the institution. As panel coordinators in the Research Department, the two students will connect the Atlanta Federal Reserve to businesses in the region and work with them […]