Greetings from the Alumni Relations Office!
This issue of Rhodes features several students’ current learning experiences. They are involved in research projects, working in internships or studying in different nations.
Significant learning experiences often begin on campus and continue beyond the gates of Rhodes. Many students work closely with faculty members on research projects. A significant number participate in internships that provide opportunities to learn first-hand about the fields they are exploring or wish to enter.
While internships at one time may have been viewed as “enhancement” to help round out a student’s education, they are now almost fundamental to the Rhodes experience.
In some disciplines, students who do not have substantial internship experience are not considered as competitive candidates for entry-level positions.
During the last year, Rhodes has received recognition for providing opportunities for internships and study abroad. We will continue both these initiatives.
Alumni can help. Internships are always needed—in Memphis, during the summer in students’ hometowns, and throughout the academic year in cities where students are interested in working in the future. Please contact the target=_blank>Alumni Relations Office or Career Services if you can assist.
Funding is also needed to help students present their research findings at conferences or to make up the gap difference to study abroad. Donations for these purposes may be sent to the Development Office.
Thank you for all you do to help Rhodes College.
Associate Vice President and
Director of Alumni Relations
Nominations are requested for the following awards to be presented at Homecoming, Oct. 3-4:
- Athletic Hall of Fame
- BSA Distinguished Alumnus/a
- Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
- Faculty Portrait Series
- Young Alumnus/a of the Year
Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Make your submissions by using the online form, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing: Bud Richey, Alumni Relations Office, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112.