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Study: Atlanta one of top 3 places to start career

Thinking about starting your career in Atlanta? Good instincts. Atlanta is one of the top places in the country for recent grads entering the job market, according to personal finance website WalletHub. In order to determine the best cities in which to launch a career, the study compared 182 cities across two key dimensions, “Professional Opportunities” […]

Video: Senior scores job with NBA’s Atlanta Hawks

For business administration major Stuart Spiers ’18, continuing his dream of working in professional sports was a hard road traveled. Literally. “I had a game the day of the interview with the [Atlanta] Hawks,” recalls Spiers, a relief pitcher on the Oglethorpe baseball team. “The game was up in Piedmont. After a two-hour interview I had to […]

International student returns home to intern with Atlanta-based UPS

International student and sophomore business major Ruby Philippaerts ’20 will be spending his summer back home in Belgium where he’ll be interning for Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, a position with a connection to his home away from home, Oglethorpe. Philippaerts will be working with UPS Europe in Brussels. The internship in Competitive Intelligence supports the Small […]

Cox Enterprises and Oglethorpe partner to expand student opportunities

Cox Enterprises, an Atlanta-based global company with 55,000+ employees and $20 billion in revenue, and Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) have formed a new partnership—and students are already benefiting. A group of 30 students from Dr. Floran Syler’s accounting classes recently toured the company’s nearby campus and heard from Cox employees and Oglethorpe alumni Vivian Chu, Stanley Goldberg, Carol […]

Photos: Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair

Oglethorpe students gathered in the Turner Lynch Campus Center to hand out resumes, gather more information about possible opportunities, and meet potential bosses for jobs or internships. Campus career fairs are held twice a year and help provide students with connections they’ll use for their post-grad lives. Companies in attendance included Global Payments, Chick-fil-A, World […]

Trading competition tests real-world financial skills

Learning an industry-standard technology while an undergrad is a can’t-miss opportunity. Several Oglethorpe business students have been given the chance to try out a piece of financial software while competing against students from around the country. “The Bloomberg Trading Challenge has been an exciting learning experience for our Oglethorpe University team,” said Lecturer of Accounting Robert […]

Two OU freshmen accepted into Mellon Summer Academy for museum studies

Freshmen Nyree Dowdy ’21 and Taylor Roberts ’21 are among only 15 undergraduates selected for the Mellon Summer Academy at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. During the week-long immersive experience, the two will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a favorite collection object, study […]

Summit introduces students to leadership foundations

In early February, more than 90 students from Atlanta-area universities gathered at Oglethorpe to take part in a half-day of keynotes and breakout sessions focusing on building leadership fundamentals. The summit, hosted by the Oglethorpe Leadership Institute, featured author and entrepreneur Sam Davidson, whose morning talk, “What My Second Grade Girlfriend Taught Me About Leadership,” kicked-off […]

Video: Internship plays role planning Atlanta’s future

“I make a lot of maps,” says Rosa Fowler ’18. The Biology major in the Public Health concentration, with Urban Ecology and Urban Leadership minors, is likely using a geographic information system (GIS) to reevaluate city features such as intersections to make them more pedestrian-friendly when she’s on the clock at her City Planning internship with the […]

Video: Georgia Aquarium internship trains staff and student

Deciding where she wanted to pursue an internship was simple for Cinthia Flores ’18. “I’m a huge fanatic of animals of all sorts,” Flores said. Discovering an internship opportunity at the Georgia Aquarium on the A_LAB website made it a no-brainer. “When I got an interview, I was ridiculously ecstatic,” she added. As a training […]