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Student professional organization visits global communications marketing firm

Edelman, the storied multinational communications marketing firm, hosted Oglethorpe students interested in pursuing public relations and communications careers. The April 3 event was sponsored by Oglethorpe’s PRSSA chapter (Public Relations Student Society of America), advised by Dr. Kate Keib and supported by University Communications and the A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning). The students who attended were Alexander Oakley, Manuel Portillo, Lindsay […]

Senior accepted into prestigious economics scholars program

For the second consecutive year, an Oglethorpe student has been selected for the highly competitive American Economic Association’s Summer Scholars Program (AEASP). Michael Bell, a senior mathematics major and economics minor, follows last year’s participant, Paige Davis ’18. The AEASP is an intensive eight-week residential program housed at Michigan State University. The fellowship provides summer development programs […]

Senior on track to break into film industry

Senior Justin Brimm ’19 put himself in the right position to succeed. The studio art major had always been interested in film, however, it wasn’t until taking classes at Oglethorpe that Brimm became aware of the bigger industry and process involved in making movies and television. Classroom time helped prepare Brimm to not only learn technical aspects […]

Clara Grimaldo ’21: Activist on campus and off

Clara Grimaldo, a sophomore sociology major, describes herself as “an activist at heart.” She developed an interest in political activism at a young age, and since arriving at Oglethorpe, has increasingly taken on leadership roles, both on and off campus—which recently landed her an internship at the State Capitol. Grimaldo is an active member of […]

Photos: Career & Internship Fair

Oglethorpe students gathered in the Turner Lynch Campus Center today to hand out resumes, gather information about career opportunities, and meet potential employers. Campus career fairs are held twice a year and help provide students with connections they’ll use for their post-grad lives. Oglethorpe welcomed more than 30 employers, including Chick-fil-A, The Carter Center, Ecolink, […]

Aspiring journalist interns with Decatur Book Festival

Communications studies major and future journalist Julissa Canas Escobar served as editor of The Stormy Petrel campus newspaper for two years, and now her latest internship with the Decatur Book Festival has her turning the next page. The graduating senior first learned of the opportunity from Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning. Erin Sherrill, director of career development, and Dr. […]

Amani Moore ’19 among Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s emerging leaders

While most seniors spent winter break preparing for their final semester, Amani Moore ’19 was busy packing for Washington D.C. The International Studies major graduated last semester and landed a coveted spot with freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Emerging Leaders internship program. From Birmingham, Moore first learned of […]