Feature Stories

September 23, 2014
Louise Andersson, '15Senior launches career in leadership and management
Taking a leap of faith on an internship abroad can be both nerve-wracking and rewarding.
Diane Gremillion, '16Voice of America internship helps shape junior's future in human rights law

An internship at Voice of America helped Diane Gremillion, ’16, refine her ultimate goal of working in human rights law.

September 12, 2014
Paige Schaefer, '15 Senior explores careers in the art world through internship at UR Downtown
When Paige Schaefer, ’15, traded a business major for a focus on arts management, she set her sights on testing every aspect of the field. Working at UR Downtown’s gallery space offered just the experience she was looking for.
Growing PainsShalom Farms provided Jen Swegan, '15, insight into the challenges of food justice in Richmond
Senior Jen Swegan’s work with Shalom Farms uprooted and challenged her understanding of food justice.
September 2, 2014
Sharon Lim, '16Junior takes a number of paths to explore education reform
Learning in and out of the classroom gives Sharon Lim, ’16, a deeper understanding of the challenges facing education equality.
August 19, 2014
Katie Presson, '15As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally

This summer, Katie Presson, '15, worked toward certification as a court-appointed special advocate with Goochland CASA. She now represents the interests of children whose needs she understands very personally.

Gigi DeJoy, '15Senior's hometown serves as living laboratory for summer research
Growing up in a small coastal town in Maine gave GiGi DeJoy, ’15, a nuanced perspective for her research on women’s reproductive health care in remote communities.
May 2, 2014
Daniel Fairley, '13Promoting the value of inclusivity and community-building
Working with Common Ground and interning at the White House help shape alum’s career path.
April 30, 2014
Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15Two friends with an interest in microfinance set out to research the issues in India

With the support of a UR Summer Fellowship, Dheer Shah, '15, and Xavier Bonifaz, '15, learned about the reality of the microfinance industry in India.

April 28, 2014
Bennett Jacobs, '14Senior finds an unexpected chance to combine his studies in international business and Italian
From an administrator to Career Services to the Office of International Education and the Modern Languages and Cultures Department, an opportunity to translate an international business meeting lands with Bennett Jacobs, ’14.