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Mindful leadership program arrives in Atlanta, Oglethorpe for first time

A globally-recognized leadership program aimed with the intent to create a better world is coming to Atlanta for the first time, and calling Oglethorpe home. The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), will be on campus October 16-17, 2017 for the highly-interactive training program. Born at Google and based on cutting-edge neuroscience research, SIYLI focuses on […]

Pegasus Creative student communications agency celebrates 5 years

In 2012, Oglethorpe University opened its doors to the student communications agency, Pegasus Creative. Under the guidance of the professional staff at University Communications, Pegasus provides student interns with the opportunity to perfect their communication and journalism skills. This year marks its five-year anniversary. Since their time at Pegasus, many of these interns have used their […]

Psych major skills lead to career in a classroom

Sometimes an internship can lead you down a whole new path “I never saw myself becoming a teacher,” Josh Maley ’17 confessed. Oglethorpe has a way of opening new doors, just like it did for Maley. The university’s unique position within Atlanta allow it to surface opportunities that would never be on your radar otherwise. Maley […]

Jonathan Allen ’19 reflects on his startup, year one

Jonathan Allen ’19 is not only looking back at his year at Oglethorpe, but also at his first year as a CEO. Before arriving on campus, Allen began a research platform, Gauge, which celebrated its anniversary of incorporation May 11. Allen left an internship at SalesLoft to fully pursue the venture, and throughout the academic year saw […]

PHOTOS: Atlanta employers meet future leaders at on-campus career fair

Every spring, Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) hosts an on-campus career fair to give Oglethorpe students and alumni the opportunity to connect with recruiters from Atlanta’s top employers. Corporations and nonprofits of all sizes attend to find new talent for part-time and full-time positions and internships. This year, a record number of employers flocked […]

Summertime Series: The Atlanta Advantage

Oglethorpe students don’t have far to go for a world of opportunities. Here’s how a few of them took advantage this summer of all Atlanta has to offer… Heather Johnston ’17, a communications and rhetoric studies major, was accepted into a Summer Teach-In at the International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI), a program of The National Center for […]

Practicing Medicine & Understanding Cancer Patients: A Biology Major’s Perspective

Biology major Nidha Jivan ’15 volunteered at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta as part of Cancer Cell Biology, a service learning class taught by Dr. Karen Schmeichel, professor of biology. Nidha’s service learning research paper was originally published in the Penn State Berks’ Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community-Based Research, Volume 2, Fall 2013.   […]