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Alumni and Careers

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Steven Lachowski '15

Handles all the math feedback on the website Wolfram|Alpha.com

Major: Mathematics


Heather Olt '96
Actress and Creator of Web Series, "2 Hopeful Spinsters"
"Illinois Wesleyan really fostered the idea of exploring your own work and exploring opportunities."

Major: Music Theatre


Bob Page '79
President and CEO of University of Kansas Hospital
Helped turn around a troubled hospital

Major: Accounting


Chad Maxwell '02
Senior Vice President of the Integrated Insights, Human Experience and Intelligence Group, Starcom USA
How a liberal arts education suits big data: "The value isn't in the data, but in reframing the question."

Major: Anthropology


Karl Pierburg '98
Atlanta Falcons, Senior Director of Football Systems
"Everyone's got data in their life... Mine's more fun."

Major: Math and Computer Science


Sarah Weinstein '96

Major: Psychology
▷ Also - Sarah discusses the connection between her major and her documentary work


David Pires '87
Varied, longtime acting work in Los Angeles

Major: Theatre


Bob Spear '77
Pediatric Intensive Care Physician
Part of surgical team that separated Siamese twins at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1988, led by Dr. Ben Carson

Major: Biology


Kate Tombaugh '07
"Love every part of your job."

Major: Voice and English Literature


Elly Jones '91
State Farm Division Manager
"Both my degree and my volunteer work on campus were a great foundation to help me be successful."

Major: Psychology


• Elizabeth (Weinstein) McMahon '96 (Psychology)
   Radio producer for the Kojo Nnamdi Show
• Tyler Bontemps '11
(Political Science)
   Legislative correspondent
• Kyle Charles '08
(Political Science)
   Assistant grant writer at Global Communities

Living and working in Washington, D.C.


Scott Huch '86
Founder of The Delta Group
Works with alumni in Washington, D.C., as a continuing resource for Illinois Wesleyan graduates

Major: Political Science

Career Resources




Annual Internship Fair

Employers and students come together to discuss opportunities for the upcoming semesters and summer.


Internship Experiences:

• Haley Kitchell '13 (Business Marketing)
• Jasmine Cole '13
• Max Polisky
• Melissa Ramirez '14
• Alex Bechtel '14
(Business and Economics)

Student Stories

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Kyle Connour '15
Major: Physics

Spent summer internship studying asteroids; also a pianist


Christopher Crown '17
Major: Environmental Studies

Received Jennings Scholarship for non-music majors


Emily Wechter '13
Major: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Studied abroad four months at Mahidol University in Thailand


Ben White '13
Major: Economics and Mathematics

Transfer Student; received the Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics 


Laura Steenberge '15
Major: Chemistry

Tour a Lab: Projects from Developmental Biology Class


Jason Murphy '14
Major: Biology

Undergraduate Research: Comparing eggshell structure of different bird species


Steph AuBuchon ’16
Major: Psychology and Gender Studies

Greek Life: 
Encourages new students to give rush a try
Undergraduate Research:
Do dogs have self control?


Jessica Kraut '16 (Biology) and
Anthony Bohner '15 (Psychology)

May Term: Ape Sapiens - travel and research course


Christopher Tatara '14
Major: History

May Term: Opportunities to travel and study


Lorry Prophete '13 and Michael Goldstein '13
Major: International Business

May Term: Travel course to study business in India and China


Celeste Kelly '13 (Theatre Arts, Costume Design) and 
Mino Zaccaro (Accounting)

May Term: Travel course on Renaissance Italy

Explore Illinois Wesleyan

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Introducing our Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program


May Term: Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica


Study Abroad: Students Share Their Experiences


Study Abroad: Advice from Students


Explore: Experimental Physics Laboratory


Explore: Arts at Illinois Wesleyan

Meet Wesleyan People

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Robert Kearney
Edward R. Telling '46 Professor of Business Administration


Rebecca Roesner
Associate Professor of Chemistry


Michael Seeborg
Robert S. Eckley Distinguished Professor of Economics


Chris Schumacher
Head Track and Field Coach


Mia Smith
Head Coach of Women's Basketball


Dave Marvin
Professor of Business Law


Carolyn Nadeau
Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies


Mike Weis
Professor of History


Wes Chapman
Associate Professor of English