Tag Archives: career development

Summertime means internships for K students

Olivia Cares ''15 is a summer intern in the Kalazoo law office of Mike Ortega ''78.

Every summer, Kalamazoo College students fan out across the globe for summer internships. They gain workplace experience, acquire relevant skills and competencies, and test the academic theories they’ve studied in campus classrooms. The educational value of summer internships is increasingly … Continue reading

Bakers to Brewers


Half a dozen years ago first-year student Eeva Sharp ’13 was baking banana bread in the Trowbridge Hall kitchen when classmate (though, at the time, complete stranger) Trace Redmond ’13 walked in. “Oh, you’re doing it wrong,” he said. Lucky … Continue reading

K Grads Secure Next Steps

A new meta-analysis shows that the Kalamazoo College liberal arts learning experience develops students who are better able than most of their peers to secure the post-graduation outcomes they seek. Last week at its national conference, the National Association of … Continue reading

Neurosurgery Internship

Brielle Bethke ’16 did an independent internship at the University of Louisville Center for Neurological Surgery. There she assisted with physical therapy, conducted data analysis, shadowed physicians and researchers, and met people with a unique outlook on life. Her work … Continue reading

Active Autumn in Career Education

Bret Linvill ’15 (center) during his summer internship, flanked by alumni supervisor Jerry Mechtenberg-Berrigan ’97 (right) and Jerry''''s son, Amos.

Autumn’s active in the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD). The Recruiting Expo and the Professional Development Institute are hard-to-miss fall events. And you often find CCPD staff speaking in upper-level classes and first-year seminars. Every day CCPD staff … Continue reading

Double Intern


So eventful was the junior year of senior Zoe Beaudry that she made sure the summer following was just as worthy in terms of experiential opportunities. Zoe studied abroad in Israel during her junior fall and winter terms. That was … Continue reading

K-Plan Cultivation

Bridgett Blough ''08 is hosting two current K students this summer through the CCPD''s Discovery Externship Program. Marketing Extern William Cagney ’15 and Culinary Extern Alexandra Smith ’16 pose during a recent lunchtime in Kalamazoo''s Bronson Park. Blough is the owner of Organic Gypsy.

Kalamazoo College students may not be in class during the summer, but they are busy cultivating their K-Plans, across the country and around the world, in externships and internships supported by the Center for Career and Professional Development. This summer … Continue reading

Mud for Kids

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Suzanne Curtiss ′14 has been running things at International Child Care (ICC). Literally, running. Curtiss is the ICC student intern working out of the Christian health development organization’s headquarters in downtown Kalamazoo this summer. ICC is partnering with the Warrior Dash … Continue reading