Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

May 2015

Campus News

Nik Internship Yields Job at World's Largest Asset Management Company
After interning last summer at BlackRock, Inc., in London, graduating senior Nikolay Karnev was offered a job as financial analyst for the global finance giant.

Margaret McCarter '15 Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
With a three-year fellowship from the National Science Foundation, Margaret McCarter '15 is headed to a Ph.D. program at the University of California-Berkeley.

Amelia Smith '15 Selected for Fulbright Fellowship in Austria
Graduating senior Amelia Smith '15 has received a fellowship associated with the Fulbright Program to teach in Austria. 

Leo Graduating Seniors Ready to Take on the World
With jobs or graduate school already secured, Leo Martinez '15 and other seniors look back at their four years at Illinois Wesleyan and reveal what's up next after graduate.

Lu Lu Liao Wins Mark Israel Research Fellowship
Economics and mathematics double major Lu Liao'17 was awarded the 2015 Mark Israel Research Fellowship to conduct independent research this summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Lydia Summer Research Pays Long-Term Dividends
Opportunities for students to engage in summer research through scholarships and fellowships at IWU lead to new personal discoveries -- and often, invitations to present their work at conferences across the country.


Scholarship Opportunities

MarthaOur students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by stipends. Martha Aguirre '17 is the 2015 recipient of the Luis Leal Endowed Scholarship, and will conduct research on bilingual education in Chile.

Internship Possibilities

Deloitte To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. It's estimated more than 80 percent of our spring accounting interns receive full-time employment offers from their internship providers.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

MarkSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Economics graduate Mark Israel '91 is executive vice president of Compass Lexecon, which was involved in the recent US Airways/American Airlines merger.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

books The New York Times: Starving for Wisdom 
The humanities enrich us – in wisdom, understanding, and even our pocketbooks. A broad liberal arts education is a key pathway to success in the 21st-century economy.


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With your hectic schedule, we know you don't have time to visit the website of every college, so we're providing a "Reader's Digest" version of information that might be helpful as you counsel your students.

Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune
Ryan Headley '97 is on the core team of physicians at a Bariatrics and Weight Management Center opened by Elmhurst Hospital.

Healthcare Attorney Emily A. Johnson '05 joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm's business department.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Illinois Wesleyan connections helped bring best-selling author Aaron Reynolds '92 to speak at the Warrenville school where fellow alum Christy Heins '03 is library director.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

New graduate Nathan Douglas says a semester abroad in Barcelona was life-changing, and he's returning to Spain this summer on scholarship for a month-long study abroad program.

The (Ottawa, Ill.) Times
Dr. John Rinker '05 was named chief medical officer at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.

Hawaii Sport
Miki Yoshida David '92 discussed her competitive swimming career, which began at Illinois Wesleyan and continues with open water racing.

The Pantagraph
Already a published researcher with observations made at IWU's observatory, graduating physics major Kyle Connour looks to a bright future exploring the next frontiers in astronomy.

WGLT Radio
Illinois Wesleyan music theatre students aim for Broadway, hoping to follow in the footsteps of successful alumni.

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