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November 23, 2009
Senior spends two summers in Washington writing about politics
Leadership and political science double major parlays relationship with editor/adjunct Jepson faculty member into demanding internship at Governing, a national political magazine covering state and local politics for 80,000 readers, mostly elected and appointed officials.
Allison DuVal, '08
Teach for America educator prepares students for lives filled with real choices
Teach for America recruits, trains and places top college students in classrooms through a competitive application process. Jepson students approach Teach for America from varied perspectives. Some plan careers in teaching. Others approach the opportunity as a first step on a long career path.
Aspiring politician gleans insider's view of the business of politics at fundraising firm
Jepson senior Taylor Doyle discovered that keeping up with the social scene in Washington is just another part of the job description for an intern at Bellwether Consulting Group.
New York intern learns business of high fashion
Her attraction to the high-paced business world led Jepson's Amanda Watts to a summer internship in New York with Escada, a worldwide leader in luxury fashion. Watts says her studies in leadership helped her to assume a greater level responsibility within the company.
Multidisciplinary, management-based course takes students abroad each semester
Due to the growing demand for international experiences and for experiential learning, Robins School faculty are developing course-related opportunities that take students on shorter trips to foreign countries and complement longer-term semester and summer study abroad options.
Todd McShay, '99
Gridiron experience gives Jepson alumnus advantage as ESPN college scout
“Most people see me doing television and radio, but that is a culmination of my real work, which is evaluating games,” says Todd McShay, who scouts college football players across the country. The ESPN commentator combined leadership studies with sports management.
November 19, 2009
Health Careers Expo 2009
Students learn about alternative health careers from the pros
Many students come to the university with aspirations of becoming a doctor, but for one reason or another, wind up on a different path. Although there is a multitude of alternative careers in health care, many students are unaware of how to pursue these options.
November 18, 2009
Class produces five-part film, "Making Richmond Work"
In his first semester at the University, journalism professor Robert Hodierne undertook the kind of class that Richmond students embrace: one with both a liberal arts and a vocational component.
Mark White, '08
Year at Oxford lets philosophy student think big thoughts
After a rigorous application process, Mark White, '08, was accepted to spend a challenging year abroad at the University of Oxford.
Real World 2008
Philosophy major turned political organizer returns to UR to participate in Real World 2008
The Real World: Student-Alumni Life Experiences Program is an annual two-day life experiences program for all University of Richmond students. The program is designed to help students better understand the lifestyle changes they can expect after graduation.