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International Studies Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2020

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In the midst of the simulation... Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Liz Bodenman

Majors: international studies, German
Hometown: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Texas A&M Bush School
Field of Study: international affairs, concentrating in conflict & development and women, peace & security

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Given me a great education and great connections. Also provided me with a community of people with different ideas that helped expand my mindset.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Being able to live all around the world and work on sustainability projects!
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
  •    Being a RA in Adams and a HAM in Denny.
  •    Any of the acapella concerts I was in (yay Infernos!).
  •    Going abroad to study in Germany for a year.
  •    Finishing my INST Senior research paper in fall 2019.

Internship Experience

  •    Dickinson College Center for Sustainability Education, Carlisle, Pa.: summer projects intern
  •    Aegis Trust, Kigali, Rwanda: research & impact intern
  •    U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.: Strategic Studies Institute - research intern

Annaliese Tucci

Majors: international studies, Italian studies
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Employer: Accenture
Job title: marketing analyst

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

From rigorous academics to my various experiences abroad, Dickinson has prepared me to push myself and approach the new experiences with an open mind. Dickinson has also challenged me both inside and outside of the classroom, through civic engagement, community service, leading clubs and organizations and working in group projects.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I'm anticipating entering the 'real world' and putting my skills to use!
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Becoming a member of the 96th class of Wheel & Chain was a really defining and memorable moment in my Dickinson experience.
 

Internship Experience

  • Accenture: marketing analyst in New York, N.Y. (May 2019-August 2019) - Worked in the Industry Analyst Relations department and was responsible for producing competitive analyses of Accenture’s standings in Industry X.0, Applied Intelligence and Interactive reports.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service: Community Outreach Specialist Intern in New York, N.Y. (May 2018-August 2018) - Assistant at FOOD program dispersed throughout New York City hospitals aimed to alleviate food insecurity among immigrants and other medically marginalized patients who are receiving cancer treatment.
  • Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute: intern (September 2017-December 2017) at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa. - Researched the environmental and human implications of a weapon of mass destruction attack in North Korea and the sustainable assistance that the U.S. Army would need to prepare to provide in order to ensure an adequate relief mission.

Fred Meagher

Major: international studies
Hometown: Southport, Connecticut
Employer: Equitable Advisors
Job title: financial advisor

Job Responsibilities

Obtain clients, service their needs, execute transactions and manage finances for future goals.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It had given me a broad range of transferable skills that has enabled me to pursue any career of my choosing.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
I'm expecting a challenge and something that will continue to challenge me for the rest of my career.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
I was part of the Men's Soccer team and those experiences I will never forget, the group of guys really helped shape and define the person I am today . Also, the time I got to spend abroad, it was a once and a life time experience, filled with endless adventures that I will never forget.
 
Is there any other information you would like us to know?
I had a great experience at Dickinson. I met a lot of great people and learned a lot of important skills that will help me as I continue my life after Dickinson.
 
Internship Experience
  • Sterling National Bank - New York, New York, 2018- BSA Department 2019- Law Firm Banking.
  • IHS Markit spring 2019 - London, U.K., applied intelligence department.

Maclane Speer

Major: international studies
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Employer: Peace Corps
Job title: secondary education TEFL/English teaching volunteer in Ukraine

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Dickinson has vastly increased my breadth of knowledge and offered me myriad leadership opportunities that will serve me very well moving forward. I am very grateful to the Department of International Studies for offering a very challenging but very rewarding program, and I can already see it paying off as I prepare to enter the Peace Corps.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
I am excited to serve internationally before returning to the U.S. for graduate school. I hope to enter into international diplomacy and global health, ideally doing work in both fields.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Serving as president of both the Dickinson Fencing Club and Dickinson Model United Nations has been a great joy. I was lucky to lead wonderful groups of engaged students in these extracurriculars. I also remember having a very strong friend group first year which came out of pre-orientation, which was a great way to start my four years. I will also be forever grateful to my professors of all different departments, as they have offered an incredible amount of one-on-one time and good instruction. Being able to cross between departments has enriched my learning experience to a great degree.
 
Internship Experience
  • U.S. Army War College: Served as a research intern at the Center for Strategic Leadership in Carlisle Barracks. Contributed to the Army's annual Future's seminar and prepared bibliography and articles with a presentation to Army leadership. 
  • Directorate of Medical and Health Services, Government of Rajasthan: Served as an intern in the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme office in Jaipur, India. Conducted fieldwork during the 2018 Jaipur Zika Virus outbreak and drafted manuscript for government reports. Co-authored and published article in BMJ Global Health detailing the successful response to the outbreak.
  • Research assistant under HEST/IS/IB&M departments: conducted public health interviews in Harrisburg, took notes and recordings, transcribed, conducted literature reviews under a grant-funded study with three Dickinson professors. Will hopefully be culminating in published work and a report to Aetna to use in designing heath interventions in two Harrisburg census tracts with low life expectancy.

Natalia Tackett

Major: international studies
Hometown: Penllyn, Pennsylvania
Employer: U.S. Army
Job title: Second Lieutenant in Signal Corps

Job Responsibilities

I will attend a 16-week SBOLC in January 2021 at Ft. Gordon, Georgia where I will learn the requirements of a signal officer. After SBOLC, I will go on to my follow-on assignment which is TBD.
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Dickinson and the Blue Mountain Battalion have provided me with leadership and cultural opportunities that I know will prepare me for my future in the U.S. Army. Dickinson taught me to challenge myself and be comfortable in uncomfortable situations, something I know will be continuous throughout my career. Studying abroad in Bologna, Italy gave me the chance to learn a new language and immerse myself in a new culture.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Studying abroad was the best experience I had at Dickinson College. Being an ROTC Cadet throughout my time at Dickinson, it gave me the chance to just be a college student for a semester. I will always remember my time in Bologna, traveling to Spain and France and the friendships made.
 

Abby Israel

Major: international studies
Hometown: North Yarmouth, Maine
Employer: Hillel International
Job title: Springboard Innovation Fellow

Job Responsibilities
 
Engage Jewish students in strengthening and empowering the on campus Jewish community. My position provides mentoring support to student leaders in event planning and professional development.
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Living at Dickinson taught me how to make and maintain adult friendships and contacts.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
This will be my first experience working full time. I’m excited and nervous to be self sufficient in that way.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
  • I won the IHSA sportsmanship award for our region this year on the equestrian team. That was unreal.
  • I joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. It was amazing to have a support system of college women to help me with career choices, classes and general life.
  • Studying abroad in Israel was a life changing experience. Not only did I experience cultural diversity by living overseas, but I also went to the Arava Institute, where I lived the ideals of environmental sustainability and track II diplomacy.
Internship Experience
 
CASA and Project S.H.A.R.E.
 

Roberto Valentini

Major: international studies
Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Employer: The Procaccianti Group
Job title: real estate development analyst

Job Responsibilities

Performing research and analysis on a number of issues regarding various types of real estate throughout the country.
 
Internship Experience
 
Summer 2019 at The Procaccianti Group.
 

Yejin Son

Major: international studies
Hometown: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Employer: Asia and Refuge pNan
Job title: project intern

Job Responsibilities
 
Organize projects.
 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
 
Career counseling.
 
What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?
 
Gaining experience in the field.
 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
 
Studying abroad in Bologna, Italy and Seoul, South Korea.
 
Internship Experience
 
Dickinson College Office of Marketing and Communications.
 

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Published May 4, 2020