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Professional Development

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 […]

Economics students attend national conference headlined by Fed Chairman

Over winter break, five economics students, along with faculty members Dr. Cassandra Copeland and Dr. Peter Kower, attended the annual conference of the American Economic Association. The national conference, primarily attended by professionals and graduate students, was held in Atlanta January 4-6 and featured panels, job fairs, and other networking opportunities. Student attendees included economics majors […]

Environmental policy internship takes senior to DC and back home again

Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education work in partnership to educate about climate change to lobby for policy changes. Oglethorpe Trustee Ted Heintz, who volunteers with the California-based group, shared with Oglethorpe’s A_LAB the ways that students can get involved. As a result, senior Skyler Stlrling, an international studies major, pursued and landed an internship focused […]

Video: Sports communications professionals join PRSSA panel

Careers in Communications: Sports Careers in Communications: Sports panel hosted by Oglethorpe’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter. Featuring Adreinne Midgley, Sr. Manager of Baseball Communications for the Atlanta Braves; Sam Crenshaw, weekend morning host on sports radio 92.9 The Game and broadcaster for GPB Sports and Georgia State Athletics; and Michael Braxton, […]

Photos: 2018 Graduate School Fair

More than 80 Oglethorpe University students flocked to the Turner Lynch Campus Center to learn more about post-grad opportunities from graduate schools in attendance, showcasing the different programs available to students. Campus grad school fairs are held annually and are hosted by Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning).

Students explore digital marketing at top Atlanta agency

Vert, an award-winning full-service digital marketing and advertising agency, recently hosted Oglethorpe students interested in pursuing public relations and communications careers. The Oct. 19 event was sponsored by Oglethorpe’s new 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 […]