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Alexandra Agiliga '13
Terra Allgaier '13
Devin Beaugureau '13
Major(s):Women's & Gender Studies
Employer: New York City Department of Education
Christian Beitel '13
Christian has accepted a position as a Spanish teacher and assistant lacrosse and hockey coach at the Gilman School. This summer, Christian will spend a month in Santander, Spain, with the Landon School teaching Spanish for their summer program. "I'm excited to be a teacher, coach and mentor to young adults and still be learning, traveling and involved with athletics," he says. Learn more about Christian.
How has Dickinson prepared Christian for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Marissa Berkley '13
Marissa will be part of Great Oaks Charter School's Tutor Corps in Newark, N.J. She will tutor students one-on-one during the school day, act as a teaching assistant, and lead after-school activities.
"My classes here-across disciplines-have highlighted the need for change in our nation's K-12 education systems and have inspired a passion in me to become part of that change," she says. "Dickinson also has given me the opportunity to work for an after-school program in Carlisle that has shown me how much I love tutoring and mentoring youth."
Stephanie Bernasconi '13
Stephanie will intern with SERC, which leads the nation in research on linkages of land and water ecosystems in the coastal zone. She will conduct research at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
How has Dickinson prepared Stephanie for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Thiago Branco '13
Employer: I.T.S. Luca Pacioli
Jamie Bugel '13
Jamie will complete a six-month apprenticeship as an assistant manager at the Dickinson College Farm.
How has Dickinson prepared Jamie for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Erin Carroll '13
Erin will be an instructor with Sound to Sea, a residential environmental-education program on North Carolina's Outer Banks that offers school groups habitat-based, multidisciplinary, hands-on activities. Erin will share with students her knowledge of major habitats on the barrier island and its coastal cultures. She also will maintain aquaria and aquaculture projects. Erin, who studied abroad in Costa Rica and Australia, credits Dickinson with preparing her for this exciting opportunity. "The environmental studies department is the most supportive and welcoming place I have ever been and I will miss all the faculty, staff and students," she says.
"By making me think critically and providing me opportunities such as studying abroad and obtaining challenging internships that prepared me for employment," she says.
Matt Cherry '13
Kevin Chibbaro '13
Employer: Cambridge Associates
Kevin will work as a research analyst for Cambridge Associates in Washington, D.C.
What were some of Kevin's defining moments at Dickinson?
Priscilla Colon '13
Jessica Cooper '13
Employer: Fission Strategy
Joshua Davis '13
Employer: Equality PA (summer), Peace Corps (fall)
In the fall, Josh will work with the Peace Corps and work in either the education, health, or community and youth development sector. "I cannot wait to be stationed with the Peace Corps, constantly learning from my assigned community and being able to give back in any way in which I am needed," he says. "I am excited to listen, learn and grow."
David Dean '13
Employer: The Woolman School
David was selected as a 2013 Baird Fellow Candidate. To receive the honor of a Baird Sustainability Fellowship, one must be a graduating senior who demonstrates advanced sustainability goals on or beyond the Dickinson campus through excellence in scholarship and service.
"So many students, faculty, staff and Carlisle residents have impacted me in my time at Dickinson," he says. "These community members have guided me in pursuit of my passions, and have helped me understand my purpose."
Emily Eckardt '13
Hometown: Belle Mead, N.J.
Major(s): Women's & Gender Studies
Employer: Asian University for Women
Emily will hold a junior fellow position at the Asian University for Women, a liberal-arts university for women from 12 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, including Afghanistan and Bhutan. The university is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Emily will serve as a tutor, teaching assistant and potentially an English teacher in the Access Academy, an academic-development program for students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Emily is a 2013 Baird Fellow and spent her time at Dickinson volunteering as an English as a second language teacher at Carlisle's Employment Skills Center; and as a grant-writer for Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. Learn more about Emily.
What are some of the defining moments of Emily's Dickinson experience?
"Volunteering at a local homeless shelter since my first year; studying abroad in India and Germany; and getting to know countless genuine and proactive students, professors and community members along the way," she says.
Alexander Egner '13
Alex will be stationed in Carlisle as an Army Recruiter until he begins training at Fort Leonard Wood as a Military Police Officer. After training and while on reserve duty, he will pursue his Juris Doctorate from one of the many law schools to which he has been accepted.
Alejandra Estevez '13
Alejandra has accepted a position as a business associate intern in New York.
Sara Fowler '13
Sara has been accepted to the Harold Burson Summer Internship (HBSI) Program, with Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm. Based in the firm's Pittsburgh office, Sara will work closely with experienced industry professionals and attend seminars. She also will work in a collaborative team on a special HBSI project, and present it to a senior management panel for review at the conclusion of the internship.
"My time here has made me more willing to take risks and explore opportunities outside my comfort zone," she says.
Jordan Fried '13
Jordan will work as a market-research analyst for Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, one of the largest commercial real-estate capital intermediaries in the country. He will be located in Washington, D.C.
"Dickinson has helped me learn some of the quantitative, qualitative and social skill sets necessary in playing a strategic role in any industry within the business world," he says.
Sarah Ganong '13
Sarah has landed a 12-week communications internship with Highstead, a nonprofit organization that works to conserve the forested landscape of New England. She will be responsible for communications for Highstead's Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative, which is designed to conserve 75 percent of New England's wild spaces by 2050. Sarah will work to develop new-media content and strengthen the conservation organization's social-media presence.
"The liberal-arts experience truly defined my time at Dickson," she says. "Dickinson has allowed me to combine my passions for science and writing in countless ways."
Todd Gerry '13
Todd will work as a Junior Commissioned Officer supervising enlisted personnel. He will earn his commission after graduating through the Officer Candidate School.
How has Dickinson prepared Todd for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Will Golinkin '13
Will's position begins with training in New York to manage the assets of high net-worth clients.
"Being a four-year starter and captain of the men's tennis team as well as participating as an active member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity were both very memorable and rewarding experiences," he says.
Jordan Haferbier '13
Hometown: West Milford, N.J.
Major(s): Sociology; Environmental Studies
Jordan has received a public-health fellowship. "I will be working with the CDC's Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office through a fellowship with Morehouse College in Atlanta," she says.
"Dickinson has given me the opportunity to pursue interests through research, coursework and internships," she says. "I'm excited to apply that knowledge to a new setting."
Constance Harris '13
Hometown: Hamilton, N.J.
Internship: Jacob's Pillow Dance
Katherine Heacock '13
Katherine will participate in the Disney College Program, a paid internship at Walt Disney World in Orlando. She will work at the park, take personal and career-development classes with Disney, and interact with guests and cast members from all over the world.
Simon Hernandez '13
Simon will be a research assistant studying microbiology at Yale University.
What were some of Simon's defining moments at Dickinson?
Matthew Hillsberg '13
Elizabeth Holland '13
Elizabeth will work as a production-management intern for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, hosted by the Tony Award-Winning theatre in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
How has Dickinson prepared Elizabeth for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Helen Hopper '13
Helen has accepted a teaching position with Teach for America in Baltimore. She also has been accepted to The Johns Hopkins University and will simultaneously pursue her master's in urban education and secondary education.
What were some of Helen's defining moments at Dickinson?
Sarah Howard '13
Mariya Hristova '13
Mariya will work as a sales account manager for TransPerfect Translations in Milan. Some of her duties include researching prospective clients and working with clients to ensure satisfaction.
"My academic, social and work experiences at Dickinson have had a tremendous role in shaping me as an individual," she says. "I have all the tools I need to be successful in my personal life and career."
Alexandra Kaye '13
Employer: Peace Corps
Elizabeth Key '13
Employer: Teach for America
Kristina Krause '13
Kristina will teach English in Spain during the 2013-14 academic year.
"Dickinson has given me an appreciation for other cultures and people," she says. "Leaving your country, family and friends to study or work abroad is not always easy, but after studying at Dickinson I have realized that you make new friends wherever you go and that you should take advantage of the opportunity to go abroad because the experience is invaluable."
Sarah Landers '13
Sarah will teach English in Spain during the 2013-14 academic year.
What is Sarah anticipating most about her post-graduation plans?
Heather Livingston '13
Employer: The Woolman School
Heather will be one of eight community interns at The Woolman Semester School, a Quaker school in Northern California for high school juniors and seniors or students on a gap year that focuses on spirituality, peace, sustainability and social action. "As an intern I have the pleasure of working in the classroom, kitchen and organic garden," she says. "I look forward to working with and learning from students on all their projects. I also will have the opportunity to develop my own projects, so I hope to explore border feminism, migrant worker rights and food equity." During her time at the Dickinson College Farm, Heather worked with farm manager Jenn Halpin to develop a farm-based curriculum for children, called Sustainable Earth Education (SEED). Learn more about Heather and SEED.
"Working with my hands at the College Farm gave me time and space to reflect on my inspirations and passions and allowed me to plan what I will do with all this knowledge and information I've been given," she says
Joshua Margolis '13
Employer: Westminster School
Joshua will be working at the Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., as a physics teacher and coach.
What were some of Joshua's defining moments at Dickinson?
Avery McGuire '13
From a houseboat in the Copenhagen harbor, Avery will explore the connection between cultural identity and cuisine as part of her internship with Nordic Food Lab, a nonprofit organization established in 2008 to explore the building blocks of Nordic cuisine through traditional and modern gastronomies, and to share these results with chefs, academics, industry and the public. "I will be working with chefs, food scientists and other anthropologists to reestablish Nordic cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients that promote animal and farmer welfare, sustainability, health and distinctively Nordic flavors," she says.
Leah McNamara '13
An internship for Wells Fargo led to a position in finance with the firm in Philadelphia.
"One-on-one relationships with professors; working in the writing center; presenting at conferences; meeting alumni; being exposed to new cultures on campus and abroad; giving back to the school through admissions and residential life; and taking classes in many interesting fields," she says.
Layla Meyer '13
Employer: The Anneliese von Oettingen (AVO) School of Ballet and Ballet Companies
Layla will teach outreach classes and dance workshops at the Batesville, Ind. YMCA before teaching ballet and modern classes weekly at AVO Ballet's main studio in Cincinnati. Learn more about Layla and her position with AVO Ballet.
"I would not have gotten this job without my close relationship with my advisor and the networking options I have due to that relationship," she says. "A liberal-arts education has provided me with unique skills that set me apart from other dancers and dance educators."
Bruke Mikesell '13
Employer: The Advisory Board Company
Megan Moody '13
Caitlin Moriarty '13
Employer: Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College
Marian Mueller-Wolf '13
Marian will provide financial solutions and acquisition advisory services to increase the company's asset portfolio.
How has Dickinson prepared Marian for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Martin Navarette '13
Employer: Condé Nast/WIRED
Martin will work as an advertising sales associate for the WIRED brand. Some of his duties include preparing advertising proposals and working with strategic marketing and digital planners to generate new ways to engage targeted advertisers. Martin credits Dickinson faculty for contributing to his success. "I still talk to my favorite professors about articles and innovations in the marketplace," he says.
"There are basic principles of learning, but what Dickinson has given me is the perspective to think creatively," he says.
Oanh-Nhi Nguyen '13
This summer, Oanh-Nhi will be working with AEquitas, whose mission is to improve the quality of justice in sexual and intimate-partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases, to develop a new project to prevent the re-occurrence of trafficked victims in Philadelphia. In the fall, she will return to her alma mater, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in Greenwich, Conn., as the interim broadcast journalism studio director.
"I am most excited about continuing my research on human trafficking and expanding my technical skills in filmmaking," she says.
Christopher Pianko '13
Julia Rasamny '13
Employer: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Julia has been accepted into the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows program to teach general science to students in grades 7-12. She also will pursue her master's from Drexel University.
"I have wanted to be a teacher since my junior year of high school and that goal is finally coming true," she says.
Alysia Rodgers '13
Employer: Cambridge Associates
Alysia will be a junior associate with the management information group on the private-investments data team for Cambridge Associates, a financial consulting firm.
"Dickinson has provided me with challenging courses, the opportunity to balance athletics and academics, and to have close relationships with professors and classmates," she says. "Dickinson also enabled me to participate in a renowned study-abroad program, which expanded my global perspective and understanding of different cultures."
Nathalie Rosenthal '13
Employer: Advantexe Learning Solutions
Nathalie has accepted a position in business consulting at an award-winning training and development organization in Conshohocken, Pa.
How has Dickinson prepared Nathalie for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Svenja Schneider '13
Employer: West Africa AIDS Foundation
Brian Schwartz '13
Hometown: Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Major(s): American Studies
Employer: NFL Network
Brian will join the Los Angeles-based NFL Network as a production assistant. He will work with lead producers, create game highlights and write scripts. Brian spent four years as the "voice of Dickinson" providing play-by-play and color commentary for Red Devils athletics on WDCV. "I am excited to have the chance to work with the talented employees at the NFL Network," he says. "It will be a surreal experience because of their extensive knowledge of sports television production.
How has Dickinson prepared Brian for Life Beyond the Limestone?
"Dickinson gave me a jump start on my career," he says. "From broadcasting numerous Centennial Conference championships to interviewing coaches and athletes, all of the experience I had at Dickinson prepared me for an exciting career in sports television," he says.
Audrey Scott '13
Employer: L.E.A.F. Education
This summer, Audrey will return to Carlisle to serve as a mentor and team leader for high-school age youth who are working on local farms and developing leadership and community-building skills through sustainable agriculture. "There is something about meaningful, outdoor work which really bonds people together in powerful ways," she says. "I feel that this will be an excellent change to engage in the sustainable-agriculture movement, which I have been inspired to learn about since coming to Dickinson."
How has Dickinson prepared Audrey for Life Beyond the Limestone?
"Dickinson has opened my eyes to the amazing opportunity-filled world and taught me to hold on to meaningful memories and then go take the world by storm, knowing that we are never alone."
Leah Silver '13
Ben Snyder '13
Ruby Stanmyer '13
Employer: Evening Song Farm
Ruby has accepted an apprenticeship in Vermont where she will learn how to run a small, sustainable farm.
"I feel as though my time at Dickinson has equipped me with a broad range of skills and knowledge through my environmental science major, my experience studying abroad in England and Costa Rica, as well as my work at the Alliance for Aquatic Resource monitoring.
Claire Tighe '13
Matthew Weddig '13
Matt has landed an internship with NPR's Digital News in Arts & Entertainment Desk in Washington, D.C. He will be editing and producing Web site and podcast content for books, movies and other arts sections on NPR.org. He also will assist with writing and editing news and feature coverage.
How has Dickinson prepared Matthew for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Jianan Yang '13
Hometown: Wuhan, China.
Major(s): International Business & Management; Mathematics.
Employer: Deutsche Bank
Jianan has accepted a position in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in New York. He has deferred his acceptance to MIT Sloan School of Management to work for Deutsche Bank.
How has Dickinson prepared Jianan for Life Beyond the Limestone?
Published March 25, 2013