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Professional Development

Rising junior lands internship with Leadership Atlanta

This summer, communications major Naima McHardy ’21 secured a highly competitive internship with Leadership Atlanta, one of the oldest sustained community leadership programs in the nation. Together with an expansive network of distinguished alumni, Leadership Atlanta connects and inspires a select group of leaders to strengthen metro Atlanta’s communities. “I want to make a difference […]

Rising junior selected into Mellon Summer Academy for Museum Studies

Lauren Aleece Bustamante ’21 is the latest Oglethorpe student to be accepted into the prestigious Mellon Summer Academy at the High Museum of Art. During the week-long immersive experience, Bustamante, one of only 15 undergraduate students chosen, will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a […]

Senior constructs career path with Habitat for Humanity

“Being outside and building things with new people just sounds like the best time,” said senior Evan Furst. Furst had never before been on a build site for Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit that helps provide decent and affordable housing around the world. But she wanted to—and her volunteer inquiry soon turned into something bigger. […]

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 […]