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Student Profile: Matthew Schmidt ‘14

Students gain valuable work experience from internships, and contacts can be made in a variety of ways. For Matthew Schmidt ’14, of Neenah, Wis., the opportunity to intern came in a completely unexpected way – social media. In spring 2012, Schmidt was approached by Oshkosh Corp. on the social networking site LinkedIn. “They came across my profile on LinkedIn (an… Continue reading

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Ripon College Students Selected for All Star Band

Sophie Klingenberger ’14 of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, French horn; Katie Drew ’14 of West Allis, Wis., French horn; Maggie Breen-Lyles ’16 of Green Bay, Wis., flute; and Veronica Delisle ’17 of Shrewsbury, Mass., flute, were selected to participate in the National Band Association’s Wisconsin Chapter College All Star Band from a record number of applicants. The culminating concert was held… Continue reading

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Schatzinger, Strickler ’17 Present Research in Philadelphia

Henrik Schatzinger, assistant professor of politics and government, and Jason Strickler ’17 presented a new research project at the annual Teaching & Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia on February 7-9, 2014. The paper, “Integrating Aspects of Diversity Throughout the American Government Course: Why, How, and With What Effects,” offers political science instructors a number of… Continue reading

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Student Profile: Samantha Angell ’14

During a summer at the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), at the University of Virginia, Samantha Angell ’14 of Watertown, Wis., discovered that teachers who use a lot of work-related words when talking in the classroom are neither enjoying their work nor liking making connections with their students. “They aren’t as good of a teacher,… Continue reading

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Exploration Through Internships: Green Lake Town Square

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant through Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. With this grant, the College is placing juniors and seniors with demonstrated financial need into 60 paid internships at non-profit organizations, businesses, governmental offices at Ripon College itself. In this short video, you’ll gain a glimpse of… Continue reading

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Exploration Through Internships: Green Lake County Correctional Facility

Listen as Rachel Wedeward describes her paid internship experience through the Career Ready Internship Initiative. Rachel is interning at the Green Lake County Correctional Facility where she is coordinating a program which helps to keep inmates connected with their children through video recorded story telling. Take a moment to hear Rachel describe what she has learned, the goals she is… Continue reading

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