Current Ripon News

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

Posted in Student News | Tagged , |

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

Posted in Student News | Tagged , , , |

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

Posted in Social Responsibility, Student News | Tagged , , |

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

Posted in Social Responsibility, Student News | Tagged , , , |

Ripon College receives grant to fund internships

The Center for Social Responsibility at Ripon College has received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant of up to $135,125 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 not-for-profit organizations, businesses, governmental offices and at Ripon College itself. The grant program is… Continue reading

Posted in Social Responsibility, Student News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

The Intern Diaries: Derek Saxon

Derek Saxon is a junior chemistry major from Iron Mountain, Michigan. He is conducting research this summer on biopolymers with Professor Dean Katahira of the Chemistry Department at Ripon College as part of his involvement with the McNair Scholars Program. He is one of four Ripon College students sharing their stories of research internships and jobs over the course of… Continue reading

Posted in Student News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |