Feature Stories

September 14, 2010
Internships 2010 Christina Pfaff explores marketing and advertising on McDonald's account
"The culture of Arnold struck me as really creative and collaborative, two essentials in a successful agency," says leadership studies major Christina Pfaff, who interned with the advertising giant. Arnold Worldwide has major accounts like McDonald's, Volvo, and Amtrak.
September 13, 2010
The Jepson Corps New emissary group of students serves to educate external parties on the benefits of a Jepson education
The Jepson Corps plays active roles with prospective and current leadership studies students.
September 9, 2010
Researching RichmondCollaborative summer research gives student a chance to interview city's leaders
A summer research grant gave Lucas Hakkenberg, ’12, an opportunity to interview some of Richmond’s top power brokers. “It was fascinating to get such a diverse view of the city,” he says.
September 8, 2010
Marketing for ChangeStudent uses social marketing to improve garbage collection in Ecuadorian community
Mary Maier, '11, spent the summer researching garbage disposal practices in an Ecuadorian community, drawing on the concept of social marketing to involve community members in developing a new, successful solution for trash collection.
September 7, 2010
Sofia Jelanizada, '10Afghan alumna uses newfound independence to begin career rebuilding her country
Jelanizada had originally planned to return to Afghanistan after graduation, but then she was offered a job as a staff accountant at a U.S. government contractor that performs construction, engineering and consulting work in Afghanistan.
Julia Brannan, '11Senior lends a fresh perspective to internship with EPA
As an intern at the Environmental Protection Agency, Brannan not only got a front-row seat to significant decisions in the federal government, but she got to play a role in them, too.
September 3, 2010
Marianne Williams, '11Student researches Jewish diaspora in Shanghai
Marianne Williams, '11, received a School of Arts & Sciences Summer Research Grant to fund her history study, "The Shanghai Ghetto: Diaspora and Zionist Identities."
September 2, 2010
Lawrence Richardson, '13Second-year finance major plots course to Wall Street career
As the youngest-ever summer intern at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., Lawrence Richardson, '13, immersed himself into the world of overseas trading and investment.
September 1, 2010
Summer with ShakespeareNicole Prunetti, '11, uses summer research to get a head start on her senior honors English thesis
Nicole Prunetti, ’11, got a head start on her senior honors English thesis by spending her summer researching Shakespeare, the Law and Women with the support of an Arts & Sciences fellowship.
Will Cragin, '09Alumnus brings global attention to violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Will Cragin, ’09, has spent the last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo providing assistance to communities affected by constant violence.