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Workplace safety: Call for greater coordination among stakeholders National and international stakeholders have been urged to forge a greater coordination among them to ensure sustainable improvement in workplace safety in Bangladesh. The call emerged from a discussion in New...

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Harry Krejsa '10 credits his internship and mentored advanced project for his interest in policy work, leading to his Fulbright and his success in Washington, D.C. "Perhaps anything a student can think of, we probably have a grant for," says Mark Peltz, director of the Career...

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How the CLS Can Assist Grinnell College Alumni Do you need guidance in dealing with a career change? The CLS can help! We can provide you with assistance on your resume, direct you toward job search resources, and even help you with career exploration and the application process...
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." --George Bernard Shaw Your career will not come to you--you must take the initiative to explore, research, and experience those areas...
Grinnell, by the Numbers About 1,600 students 9:1 student/faculty ratio Over 500 course offerings every semester Most classes have fewer than 20 students 26 majors, 11 concentrations 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad Burling Library contains 1...
Resources for Students General Resources PioneerLink PioneerLink lists a variety of internships, on-campus career events, and jobs posted both directly to Grinnell students and a nationwide network of colleges and universities. Student User Instructions.pdf (PDF) PioneerLink...
Advising - Our Career Staff can assist with self-assessment and career exploration in addition to enhancing job and graduate school search techniques. Career Counseling can help students define skills, values, and interests, while developing a plan for the future. Internships -...

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The following programs are sending representatives to the 2013 Graduate & Professional School Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, October 8, in JRC 101 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm: School-Wide Representation (All Graduate Programs) North Dakota State University Graduate School...
*/ Steve Johnston ’92, general counsel for the Oakland A’s, says heading to Phoenix, Ariz., to watch spring training is one of his favorite job duties. He sent this photo slideshow of a day at the ballpark with the A’s, along with some family snapshots. Photos used courtesty of...
Whether through the telephoto lens of her camera or her work in villages across Russia, Alaska, and Canada, Elisabeth Kruger ’06 is focused on polar bears. Kruger serves as the Arctic and Bering Sea program officer in World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Anchorage office. A major focus...
By the time the first customers visit her farmers market stand in Knoxville, Tenn., Dale Mackey ’07 has been awake for hours, frying and packaging hundreds of her signature palm-size pies. Fried pies are a well-known southern treat, but not one that Mackey, originally from...
*/ Katie Mears ’03 works for Episcopal Relief and Development as program manager for U.S. disaster preparedness and response. She was recently in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, handling logistics for transfer of relief supplies into Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake...
Bill Stowe ’81, CEO of Des Moines Water Works, works on issues of water quality. “For 150 years my predecessors spent a lot of time on infrastructure issues and understanding the science of water treatment,” says Bill Stowe. “We kind of took for granted that consumers should...
Archie Tyson ’06 transferred to Grinnell for two reasons: the rigorous education and the opportunity to play football. “I knew that I wasn’t going to get drafted to play in the NFL, so my attitude was to play and enjoy the game, but to get a quality education at the same time,”...
Kenji Yoshino ’11, a Science Learning Center post-baccalaureate fellow at Grinnell College, has created a digital microscope made from a smartphone, a cheap laser pointer lens, and a few things from the hardware store. It’s a contraption that anyone can construct with $10 worth...
Jocelyn Wyatt ’99 understands the power of good advice. Fourteen years ago, the anthropology major wanted to travel internationally and change the world. She took a professor’s advice and now leads an international nonprofit organization. These days when she speaks with students...
  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service is developing a recruiting relationship with Cambridge Associates LLC, a privately held independent consulting firm. The firm, headquartered in Arlington, Va., provides consulting and investment oversight services to more than 900...
Lester Alemán ’07 became an advocate and a leader while a Posse Scholar at Grinnell College. He also worked as a program director for nearly four years at the Posse Foundation in Los Angeles. So it’s only fitting he had a chance showcase those skills while discussing the often...
Sunspot scientist came close to flying on orbital mission Las Cruses BulletinLas Cruses, Nm., United StatesJuly 22, 2011 The scientist who looked up at the Sun from atop the Sacramento Mountains hoped to get an even closer look, as a payload specialist, during the STS-51F Space...
When Anna-Lisa Bowans ’12 was at Grinnell, her commitment to the non-profit world was clear. “Coming into Grinnell, I felt like I wanted to volunteer for the rest of my life because I didn’t understand that there were people who worked for non-profits,” she says. But then...
Susan Klumpner ’09 loves tennis. So much so that she has turned the sport into a vehicle to teach social skills to students in Chicago-area schools, lessons that can mean more in life than a finely tuned backhand. Klumpner played tennis for Downers Grove High School in Downers...
Navigating complex issues such as sustainability, chemical input, food justice, and land consolidation, Grinnellian farmers are a thoughtful, passionate presence in the American agriculture sector. Meet just a few: Suzanne Castello ’87 runs B&B Farms, a livestock operation...
Christine Thorburn '92 narrowly missed medaling at the 2008 Beijing Olympic women's cycling competition. "I was fifth in the time trial (3.2 seconds slower than the bronze medalist over 36 minutes of racing!)" Thorburn says. She was 52nd in the road race, after doing the work...
Taking part in an internship is one of the most accurate ways to experience the postgraduate world before it becomes your permanent home. Grinnellink internships offer Grinnellians — and only Grinnellians — the chance to try life after college on for size. These fully funded,...
Video of Carly Schuna German Wheel Imagine a set of children’s monkey bars that have been turned into a circle the size of a tractor tire — that’s what the German wheel is like, the apparatus used in wheel gymnastics. In March 2015, for the second year in a row, Carly Schuna ’...
Harry Hopkins 1912 is best known as a the architect of the Works Progress Administration. But he had an argueably more important roll in world history — as aide to F.D.R. during the Second World War. As the president’s personal envoy to Churchill and Stalin, Hopkins played “a...
Less than a year after graduating, Seth Gustafson ’14 was invited back to Grinnell’s campus to share his experiences with Professor Emeritus Doug Caulkins’ Creative Careers class. Gustafson was one of two 2014 graduates brought back to share their experiences and advice on...
  Novelist Grant Faulkner ’87 inspires nearly a half-million would-be novelists — more than 150 of them in Grinnell — to write 50,000 words during a 30-day international writing marathon, the largest event of its kind. Faulkner is executive director of National Novel Writing...
The car is already packed. You spent yesterday frenetically jamming a mishmash of notebooks, stringed Christmas lights, congratulations cards, a mini-fridge, a laundry hamper, plastic bins full of clothes, and assorted other memories into the trunk. Memories of the past four...
Kumail Nanjiani '01 talking to Grinnell audience during his 2010 visit.Photographer: Grant Dissette '12 Comedian Kumail Nanjiani ’01 returned to campus to talk to students in Paul Hutchison’s Taking Comedy Seriously tutorial and perform in Grinnell's Harris Center on September 8...
So I'm stuck. Really trapped. In a bathroom. In Namibia. And there are seventy high-school students that I am supposed to be teaching about desert ecology milling around outside, wondering what happened to their instructor. I look at my watch and see that I was supposed to meet...
Liberal Arts in Health Care Professions SymposiumFriday–Saturday, Feb. 7–8, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium Grinnell College offers a remarkable foundation for students aspiring to careers in the health care professions, whether as nurses, physician assistants,...
  Did you know Grinnell produced more LVC volunteers than any other school in the country last year? And that’s raw numbers, not per-capita. Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live...
Making Music Happen Symposium: Working in the Music Industry Post-GrinnellThursday-Friday, March 6-7, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium More than perhaps any other in recent history, the music industry has engaged in the act of reshaping and redesigning itself. The...
Victoria Vertilo ’12 and psychology professor Janet Gibson have published a paper, “Influence of character strengths on mental-health stigma,” in the Journal of Positive Psychology. “The paper presents correlational and experimental data of individual differences measures on...
Irony can be an effective device in filmmaking, and that isn’t lost on Amanda Gotera ’09. The University of Texas MFA student’s film future was recently recognized by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, yet Gotera’s films are anything but glamorous fairy tales, and her characters...
Neil Weintraub '86, a Kaibab National Forest archaeologist, was named the 2015 “Professional Archaeologist” of the year by the Arizona Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission for his significant contributions to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona...
  Bryan Lake ’02 received a 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for his work as a kindergarten teacher at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary in Urbana, Ill. He’ll receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and a paid trip for two...
One year out of Grinnell and Kyle Espinosa ’12 has an Emmy to his name. “I feel pretty ecstatic to win an Emmy for a project I had a significant role in,” he says. “The statue is for the team, but if I had a spare $2000 lying around, I could get mine.” Espinosa is part of...
Two recent art history grads move forward in their post-B.A. professional lives. This summer Tianhan Gao ’11 (left) … …became the associate cataloguer for the Classical Chinese Paintings Department at the art auction house Sotheby’s International in New York. Tianhan came to...
Karnika Arora ’18 was so keen to get a summer internship in the U.S. after her first year at Grinnell that she walked into the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) her second week on campus. Finding an Internship The CLS helps students with a variety of job and internship...
2012 Merlot Classics Award - Stat2Labs The Sloan ConsortiumNewburyport, Ma., United StatesAugust 3, 2012 Dr. Kuiper's creative and engaging games and labs exemplify reform efforts in Statistics Education, and she is highly deserving of a MERLOT Classics Award. Editor Notes: ...
Grinnell College students interested in working in public health can now begin their careers more quickly, thanks to a new cooperative degree program linking Grinnell and the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health. The new program will enable Grinnell students from any...
Grinnell College is a perfect springboard for students who plan to become future physicians, veterinarians, and other health professionals. Grinnell students receive expert guidance from faculty and staff and rigorous courses that help them enter the nation’s top medical and...
With recent coverage by MSNBC and the Huffington Post, sun storms are making a scene. According to the Huffington Post, a strong sun storm caused a solar flare on March 6, 2012, that was strong enough to cause earthly damage — with more such storms likely to come. But what is a...
Program benefits students and alumni. The Center for Careers, Life, and Service’s externship program offers students the opportunity to shadow Grinnell alumni or friends of the College in their professions over spring break — usually for three to five days. The experience...
Win or lose, Todd Foreman ’95 will start a new chapter in his political life on May 7, 2015, election day in the United Kingdom. Foreman is the Labour Party candidate for North East Somerset, a constituency in southwest England. If elected, he’ll serve in the House of Commons...
In one month over the summer, the average person might get through a novel or two. Joe Engleman ’14 (pictured) wrote one. Both he and Gavin Warnock ’14, a physics/studio art major, were accepted to the Emerging Artist Residency at Grin City Collective. Grin City sits on a 320-...
Perhaps we've all had a flash of inspiration that we were positive would lead to success: the million-dollar idea, the can't-miss business concept, the surefire solution to a vexing problem. While most of us never get those great ideas off the drawing board, the Grinnellians on...
Photo courtesy of Sarah Casson ’11 Sarah Casson ’11 has spent her year after graduation on a study-abroad experience of her own design. She’s researching the effects of climate change on food production, but is learning that and so much more. To date she has traveled to India,...
An English major goes entrepreneurial — and loves it! Courtesy of Laura Hamilton Waxman ’93   I chose my degree by instinct, the same way I chose Grinnell. There was something about dissecting poetry and prose that made me swoon. Practicalities were far from my mind. Then...
Picture books that beg to be reread dozens of times are a unique and challenging art form. Molly Beth Griffin ’05 has published two picture books so far, Loon Baby and Rhoda’s Rock Hunt, which was recently released. She has a dozen manuscripts in various stages of preparation...
Ambassador Kelly will be presenting an Information Session on Monday, November 4th at 12:15 p.m. in JRC 209. Ian C. Kelly, Diplomat in Residence for the Midwest, was most recently (from March 2010 to September 2013) the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and...

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