Winter Externships

Below is the list of available Winter Break Externships. Externships are listed by state/location select the state below to see the opportunities in that location.

The Externship Program provides students the opportunity to meet an employer in a career field they are considering by shadowing, observing, and/or participating in a typical “day on the job.” An externship is a brief (1 hour, 1 day, to 1 week) experience designed to provide a realistic view of a career field and help participants clarify career interests. These opportunities, which can potentially be included on a resume, will facilitate career exploration and the development of networking contacts. Externships are not paid, and students are responsible for any travel or lodging costs.

Contact Liz Moak, 901.843.3582, if you have any questions or comments about the program.

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Note: You can register for any of the opportunities listed below on this one form. 

Alabama

Madoline Markham '08
Magazine Editor - Shelby County Newspapers Inc.
Field/Industry - Journalism
Birmingham
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Maggie McDonald '98
Vice President of Legacy Gifts - United Way of Central Alabama
Field/Industry - Nonprofit/Fundraising
Birmingham
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I can also help students find volunteer opportunities while they are home for the holidays. United Way of Central Alabama is the parent organization for both our Hands On affiliate and the Meals on Wheels programs.
1 opportunity

Jim Schmalz '88
Managing Director, International Corporate Banking - Fifth Third Bank
Field/Industry - Corporate Banking
Birmingham
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: 1 hour to half day depending upon student's level of interest.  My academic background is in International Studies and Business with a Masters in International Business.
3 opportunities

Chip Schramm '98
President - Turner Supply Company
Field/Industry - Industrial Supply Distribution
Birmingham
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Mock Interview, and/or Resume Review
Note: We will be happy to consider whatever makes sense and is helpful to Rhodes and its students. My company has 7 locations which can be found on our website, turnersupply.com
2 opportunities

Scott Holmes '03
Associate City Attorney - City of Tuscaloosa
Field/Industry - Legal/Government
Tuscaloosa
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: I'm happy to do anything I can to help. We are pretty slow during the winter break so I'm not sure how informative an externship would be, but I'm happy to host someone and show them the exciting world of municipal law!
2 opportunities


Alberta Canada

Tyler Marshall '15
PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant - Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta. Integrative Health Institute, University of Alberta
Field/Industry - Psychiatry; young adult addiction and mental health
Edmonton
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and/or Winter Externship
1 opportunity
 

Arkansas

Donna Jones '08
Director of Recruitment and Outreach - University of Arkansas School of Art
Field/Industry - Higher Education, Art and Design, Community Engagement
Fayetteville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, and/or Resume Review
Note: Open to discussing other opportunities with specific students.
3 opportunities
 

California

Brad Shelton '90
Creative Director - BRC Imagination Arts
Field/Industry - Experience Design and Production
Burbank
Available for: Informational Interview
2 opportunities

Caitlin Dempsey '12
Associate Director of Development - University of Southern California
Field/Industry - Higher Education/Development
Los Angeles
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Happy to read over resumes and cover letters and conduct a mock interview.
5 opportunities

Margaret Gatz '66
Professor of Psychology - University of Southern California
Field/Industry - Higher Education, Clinical Psychology
Los Angeles
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: There is not really much to show with shadowing and not many activities to occupy an externship, but if anyone wants to meet and talk, I'm certainly willing. We can explore whether there is any sort of project someone could do. We can arrange for the student to meet other folks at USC, and sit in on events, depending on the timing and on their interests. People's availability gets limited after end of semester and the university is entirely closed down between Christmas and New Year's, with not much happening again until classes recommence.
5 opportunities

Matthew Jackoski '16
Information Security Engineer - Red Team - Intel Corporation
Field/Industry - Cyber Security
Sacramento
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I would be willing to coach students on how to break into the field. We also have internship programs at Intel I could get them involved in, but they would need to go through an interview process with my colleagues.
5 opportunities

Taylor Sieben '15
Senior Outreach Coordinator - Center for Sustainable Energy
Field/Industry - Nonprofit/Environment
San Diego
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
1 opportunity
 

Colorado

Jami King '11
Co-Director - One Family Honduras
Field/Industry - Non-Profit
Denver
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship, Resume Review, Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Nick Cascella '08
Financial Advisor - Edward Jones
Field/Industry - Financial Services
Denver
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
Note: I would enjoy the opportunity to speak with any Rhodes student who lives in Denver and is curious about the financial services industry. They can come to my office and I can tell them about what I do and can shadow me for a morning.
1 opportunity

Delaware

Chelsea Peters '12
Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Delaware
Field/Industry - Hydrology/Earth Science
Newark
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: I'd be happy to talk with students about graduate school and research as a profession. They could join for a day in the field or come to campus to meet graduate students/researchers who work in the earth sciences.
1 opportunity


Florida

Elizabeth Pankey-Warren '83
Psychotherapist - Boca Behavorial Health
Field/Industry - Counseling
Boca Raton
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I run a private psychotherapy practice. I would be happy to have an informational interview about what it takes to train to be a psychotherapist and start a private practice. I could invite a student to sit in on a staff meeting/case consultation with my therapist colleagues on January 8.
1 opportunity

Leonardo Cisneros
Emergency Physician - Florida Emergency Physicians of Teamhealth
Field/Industry - Medicine
Orlando
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: My schedule is variable so it would not be Monday through Friday but rather a day here and there. It will not be consistent but it it would offer a glimpse into what emergency medicine is about
2 opportunities

Rebecca Pustejovsky
CEO - T Street Solution 
Field/Industry - Technology Consulting, Sales
Tallahassee
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
3 opportunities

Tara Loux '99
Pediatric Surgeon - Baycare Medical Group
Field/Industry - Surgery
Tampa
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I will be away December 23 to January 1.
1 opportunity
 

Georgia

Kevin Karem
Associate Director for Laboratory Science - CDC
Field/Industry - Science
Atlanta
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Mock Interview
2 opportunities

Josh Solomon '00
Private Wealth Advisor - Merrill Lynch
Field/Industry - Wealth Management
Atlanta
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am available to meet and talk about advice in my industry or career advice in general.
5 opportunities

Whitney Warren '10
Teacher - PanAmerican School of Porto Alegre
Field/Industry - International Education
Atlanta
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I am living in Brazil, but will be in Atlanta Dec 21-29, for any student interested in international education and teaching overseas, I am happy to talk with them via Skype to discuss how to get involved in this area.
9 opportunities

Amy Hobby Rickard '97
Director of Operations/Chief of Staff - America's Warrior Partnership
Field/Industry - Nonprofit Veteran Charity
Augusta
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity and Winter Externship
Note: Available in person or by video conference/phone. We'd be happy to host students for several days or for just one day/an hour. I don't think there are many Rhodes students from Augusta, but many areas of Georgia and South Carolina are a 1 to 2 hour drive away and could be an easy day trip. I'm also happy to do informational interviews by video conference year-round.
2 opportunities

Kayla Dziuba '11
Hospitalist - Hamilton Medical Center
Field/Industry - Medicine
Dalton
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity 
1 opportunity

Amanda Burton '94
Ministry Director for Children and Families - Smoke Rise Baptist Church
Field/Industry - Ministry
Stone Mountain
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Illinois

Caroline Phillips '04
Chaplain - Rush University Medical Center
Field/Industry - Ministry
Chicago
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: We host students on a regular basis and are always able to fit others in. I'd be happy to help along with some of my other colleagues. I majored in Religious Studies at Rhodes, and now have an MDiv and MSW. Anyone who is interested in ministry and specifically chaplaincy would be a good fit.
2 opportunities

Praptika Raina '97
CFO - USS Soccer
Field/Industry - Finance
Chicago
Available for: Winter Externship
2 opportunities

Roc Sherrell '17
Production Executive - LOUD Enterprises Inc.
Field/Industry - Small Business Startup - Design, Custom Apparel, and Screenprinting
Chicago
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: LOUD Enterprises is offering an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to spend a week at our startup company learning the ins and outs of a small business, and how to build, run, and grow a startup business from scratch. We would be offering knowledge and real-time experience on sales, operations, and production. The extern can expect to delve deep into the day to day tasks that it takes to successfully run a small business. In addition to learning about everyday business tasks, we'd be showing the extern how to build the mission statement and purpose of their own company, and using that to build a culture that aptly describes who you are as a company internally and externally.

LOUD has redefined the expectations of the typical custom design and apparel company. An unmatched attention to detail and quality of product has allowed us to work with 200+ college campuses over the last three years while also establishing ourselves as a creative boutique for some of the biggest names in the music industry.
Our team currently consists of 4 full time members and a handful of design interns.
We have our own production facility and office space located in the west loop of Chicago.
website: www.loud.global
2 opportunities

Julia Scales '13
Sr. HR Rep - Zebra Technologies
Field/Industry - Tech
Lincolnshire
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
3 opportunities
 

Indiana

Madeline Smith '12
VP/Account Director - BCW
Field/Industry - PR/Communications
Indianapolis
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
2 opportunities
 

Iowa

Amanda Winters '99
Psychiatrist - Great River Medical Center
Field/Industry - Medicine
West Burlington
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Med school application advice, interview prep, etc.
1 opportunity
 

Kansas

Catherine Neelly-Burton '01
Senior Pastor - Grace Presbyterian
Field/Industry - Faith/Church
Wichita
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity
 

Nairobi, Kenya

Ernie Williams '77
Chairman - Innov8 Africa (Lee Brenneisen Foundation)
Field/Industry - Social Enterprise/Education/Sustainability
Nairobi / Narok
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: Winter 2020! Through our 8 learning modules we assist more than 10000 African children with life skills through activity based hands-on learning ranging from organic farming to beekeeping to computer learning.
5 opportunities
 

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Louisiana

Elizabeth Ecker '04
Head of Middle School - Isidore Newman School
Field/Industry - Education
New Orleans
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I’m happy to offer guidance, review resumes, etc. and am open to other ideas!
2 opportunities

Abby Lukens '11
Career Advisor - Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Field/Industry - Higher Education
New Orleans
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'm open to having appointments with students who are interested in the higher education field in general, not just Career Services. I have a background in Admissions and Student Affairs as well and received a Master of Higher Education. I'll be out of town December 20 - January 1
3 opportunities
 

Maryland

Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Radio Host - WEAA
Field/Industry - Entertainment
Baltimore
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
2 opportunities
 

Massachusetts

John Anastasi 
Consulting Analyst - Accenture
Field/Industry - Consulting/Life Sciences
Boston
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I can do resume reviews, interviews, and case interviews. Cases are necessary to get into consulting firms, so I would be more than happy to focus on that. I travel Monday-Thursday for work, so my only availability would be Friday or the weekend.
2 opportunities

Trevania Henderson 
Principal/Owner - The Marketing Department
Field/Industry - Marketing
Boston
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I run a virtual company, so shadowing would involve watching me type all day, but I am happy to talk to anyone. I could add most insight into the pros/cons of being an entrepreneur/solopreneur. It would have to be in the new year, after the holidays
2 opportunities

Jennifer Thomas-Starck '87
Director of International Study - Wellesley College
Field/Industry - International Education
Wellesley
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
2 opportunities
 

Mississippi

Tim Moseley '58
Founder and Board Member - Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum
Field/Industry - Tourism
Bay St. Louis
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am willing to accept one or two students interested in learning more about the tourism industry, art museums, and art and literacy education. More can be learned about the Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum on our website www.alicemoseley.com. Our Museum is in the historic Bay St. LouisTrain Depot, and our town has received national acclaim as a tourism destination and as a center of the arts and music.
2 opportunities

Shuja Yousuf 
Gastroenterologist - Merit Health Rankin
Field/Industry - Healthcare
Brandon
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Louisa Lawson 
Pediatrician - Peace Children's Clinic
Field/Industry - Pediatrics
Jackson
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Richard Raspet '69
Scientist - National Center for Physical Acoustics
Field/Industry - Science/University
Oxford
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: We can provide a tour of lab and discussion of work.
4 opportunities

Magdi Wassef 
Physician - Southaven Internal Medicine
Field/Industry - Medicine
Southaven
Available for: Winter Externship
1 opportunity
 

Missouri

Bradley Farris '06
Counsel - Stewart Title Company
Field/Industry - Commercial Real Estate
Kansas City
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: End of the year is a very busy time for commercial real estate transaction work.  If a student is interested in learning the ins and outs of closings commercial real estate deals at peak season we'd be happy to have them here.
1 opportunity

Bill Hague '19
Laboratory Animal Technician - Washington University, Department of Comparative Medicine
Field/Industry - Animal Care / Husbandry
St. Louis
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I can do over the phone interviews/informational sessions. I can meet in person but I am not allowed to bring in anyone for a tour or shadowing opportunity. Biomedical security is too tight for me to risk any visitors.
10 opportunities

Maura Kepper '10
Assistant Professor - Washington University in St. Louis
Field/Industry - Public Health
St. Louis
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
Note: This externship opportunity would allow them to contribute to obesity-related public health research. Unavailable from December 20-27.
1 opportunity

Drew Link '14
Dentist - The DentaLink
Field/Industry - Dentistry
St. Louis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Deborah Rogers '08
Principal - St. Louis Public Schools
Field/Industry - Education
St. Louis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
5 opportunities

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New Jersey

Olivia Hipp '14
French and Social Studies Teacher - Ashley Hall School
Field/Industry - Education
Charleston
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'd be happy to try to help with an externship, but we are out on Christmas Break for most of that time (12/23-1/7). But if anyone wants to talk about what it's like to teach French, I'm happy to help!
2 opportunities

Dawn Donahue '14
2nd Grade Teacher/Literacy Coach - Westfield Public Schools
Field/Industry - Education
Westfield
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Possibility to spend the day in my classroom.
1 opportunity
 

New York

H. Aldervan Daly '84
EVP Institutional Advancement - Rising Ground
Field/Industry - Nonprofit
Brooklyn
Available for: Informational Interview
2 opportunities

Shavit Bar-Nahum '93
SVP, Leadership Development - Moody’s
Field/Industry - HR/Organizational Psychology/Finance
New York City
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
2 opportunities

Maddie Callis '10
City Possible Director - Mastercard
Field/Industry - Technology
New York City
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: 1 externship but happy to give more shadow experiences or informational interviews
3 opportunities

Ines Tamaddon '13
Director, Program Strategy - Contently
Field/Industry - Content Marketing
New York City
Available for: Informational Interview
2 opportunities
 

North Carolina

Lindsey Brock '11
Psychotherapist, Self Employed - Lindsey Brock Counseling PLLC
Field/Industry - Psychology/Social Work
Asheville
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
4 opportunities

Theodore Nollert '16
PhD Candidate - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Field/Industry - English/Humanities
Chapel Hill
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I can advise students who wish to apply to MA or PhD programs in the humanities. I can also talk about teaching in a foreign country.
4 opportunities

Diane Faires '99
Senior Minister - St. Paul's Christian Church
Field/Industry - Religion/Ministry
Raleigh
Available for: Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
Note: I'd welcome a Rhodes student interested in ministry to do an externship at St. Paul's Christian Church, or to shadow me. We could discern exact duties for an externship, but it could include helping plan and lead worship services, educational programs, or assisting with the church's community service programs over the holidays. St. Paul's is a mid-sized, progressive Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation which has many members who are Montagnard refugees from Vietnam.
1 opportunity
 

Ohio

Jessica Blevins '85
Senior Information Management Director - LPK
Field/Industry - Marketing/Branding/Graphic Design
Cincinnati
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: LPK is a brand and innovation consultancy with offices in Cincinnati, London, and Geneva. My experience is in project management, organization, proofreading, writing and editing. I have a BA in English/ Creative Writing and a Masters in Professional Writing and Editing.
1 opportunity

Chris Sippel '98
Associate Vice President - University of Findlay
Field/Industry - Higher Education, International Education
Findlay
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
3 opportunities
 

Oklahoma

Adrienne B. Elder '99
Grant Consultant, Public Health - EB Consulting
Field/Industry - Public Health
Nichols Hills
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
2 opportunities

Laura McLain '10
Speech-Language Pathologist - Putnam City School District
Field/Industry - Speech Pathology
Oklahoma City
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
3 opportunities
 

Oregon

J.R. Tarabocchia '03
AVP for Admissions Marketing - Willamette University
Field/Industry - Marketing and Communications
Beaverton
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Depends on timing for winter externship.
1 opportunity
 

Pennsylvania

Jim Brinson '70
Music Faculty - Mercersburg Academy
Field/Industry - High School Education
Mercersburg
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: Any visiting students would need to be provided housing. We are a boarding school with limited on campus housing.  Does Rhodes provide housing expenses?
2 opportunities
 

Rhode Island

Kathryn Barr '85
CEO, Consultant, Coach - Kathryn W Barr Consulting
Field/Industry - Education
Providence
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: We are in the soft launch phase of KWB and will be planning the grand opening for early January. Right now, I have a team of 3 - myself, my COO, and my millennial advisor. Working on this project could give a driven, entrepreneurial, detail oriented young woman an opportunity to learn so much about starting a business. For the right person, this could work out to be a paid virtual assistant in the future. I am excited about this possibility. Clients are typically women and schools. Our office will be closed from December 23 to January 2. kathrynwbarr.com
2 opportunities

Jordan Yang '17
PhD Candidate - Brown University
Field/Industry - Academia
Providence
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: 
1 opportunity
 

South Carolina

Peter LaMotte '98
Senior Vice President/General Manager - Chernoff Newman
Field/Industry - PR/Marketing/Advertising - Business
Charleston
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
Note: Have marketing projects that I would be happy to have a student participate in. Someone who is from South Carolina is ideal, as when they are home at any point (before, during, or after the internship) I would encourage them to come to the office for a day.
1 opportunity

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Tennessee

Julie Hallums '03
Assistant Principal - Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools
Field/Industry - Education
Clarksville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I did Teach For America in Chicago and just moved back this summer.
5 opportunities

Martha Hayes-Hudspeth '80
Therapist - Hope Enrichment Center
Field/Industry - Social Work
Cordova, TN
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am not a graduate although I would be happy to help! My daughter is a sophomore at Rhodes now.
2 opportunities

Kari Romero '99
Chief Performance Officer - D&B Properties
Field/Industry - Franchise - Sonic Drive-In/Business
Dyersburg
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: While fast food is not something many students necessarily aspire to have a career in, we would love to share our knowledge of franchising, building, and growing a business.
2 opportunities

Jerome Franklin '89
Branch Manager - Wells Fargo Advisors
Field/Industry - Investments/Financial Planning
Germantown
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am willing to have any number of students at different times.
4 opportunities

Ben Mayo '88
Assistant District Attorney - State of Tennessee
Field/Industry - Legal
Jackson
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I had a private/solo law practice for about 8 years before taking an ADA position in 2007. I was/am also a teacher. After Rhodes, I got an MA and taught English in college and high school for 10 years before going to law school. I still teach as an adjunct instructor for the local community college.
3 opportunities

Carol Ryan
Director of College Advising - University School of Jackson
Field/Industry - Education
Jackson
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Students interested in school counseling could work one-on-one or in small groups with us as we prepare the Class of 2021 for the college application experience. We are still working with our Class of 2020 in January, so students would see the beginning and end of the process.
2 opportunities

Daniel Anglin '04
Director- IT - ALSAC
Field/Industry - Technology
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
2 opportunities

Grace Bailey
Principal - KIPP Memphis Preparatory Elementary
Field/Industry - Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
Note: This opportunity could be ideal for anyone interested in elementary education, community development, or nonprofit management. From December 12-19, responsibilities could include assembling and distributing student winter break packages (school work and materials and holiday gifts), assistance at our free toy give-away for families on Saturday, December 14, and assistance with decorating and day-of coordination for our winter music program. We would basically be closed from December 23-January 1.  From January 2-14, students would have the opportunity to observe and assist in classrooms, as well as assist in organizing our school library. Open access to interviews with Principal, Assistant Principal, School Counselor, Special Education Coordinator, Dean of Family and Community Engagement, Director of School Operations, and any other school staff desired would be available.
4 opportunities

Heather Bargery
Talent Acquisition Specialist - Mimeo.com, inc.
Field/Industry - Technology/ Print
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I personally would be happy to review resumes. We have several individuals at Mimeo.com who would like to participate. - Information Interviews (10 to 15 students) Open on dates - We have at least four individuals who are interested in participating - Shadow opportunity with our VP, Customer Success (1 to 2 students for one day) Open on dates - Shadow opportunity with our VP, Strategic Partnerships (1-2 students; the number isn't as important as their interest in getting in a sales career) Available up until December 19th - Externship with our VP, Enterprise Services (1 student that is interested in data analytics or project management) Dates are open
20 opportunities

Kim Cherry '84
CEO - Cherry and Company Public Relations
Field/Industry - Public Relations
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Mike Cody '58
Lawyer - Burch, Porter, Johnson
Field/Industry - Law
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I will be happy to talk to a student or students here at my office about the practice of law, etc.
5 opportunities

Bill Craddock
Co-Founder - Give Back Memphis
Field/Industry - Non-Profit Consulting
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
Note: Give Back Memphis is a pro bono consulting resource for nonprofit organizations in the Memphis community. We would welcome a Rhodes Student with computer experience to assist us with tech development. We have had two Bonner Scholars in 2017-2018. Please view our website: givebackmemphis.org
1 opportunity

Austin Dixon '15
Consultant - Raftelis
Field/Industry - Finance/Utility
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Kaleigh Donnelly '92
Student Supports Coordinator - Libertas School of Memphis
Field/Industry - Elementary Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: We start back to school January 6, so we could have someone here that week and the following week.
1 opportunity

Claiborne Ferguson '92
Lawyer - Ferguson Law Firm
Field/Industry - Law - Criminal Defense
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Kalli Harrell '10
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction - The Soulsville Charter School
Field/Industry - Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
4 opportunities

Carol Hendrix '10
Research Nurse Manager - UTHSC / LeBonheur
Field/Industry - Healthcare / Research / Nursing
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I am happy to interview with someone who may be interested in nursing or clinical research; unfortunately, because of HIPAA issues, a shadow opportunity is not an option. I might be able to arrange a tour of the lab where samples are collected, processed and stored for research. I have 20 years of experience as a nurse working in the Operating Room (also labor and delivery and office settings). For the last 15 years, I have worked in clinical research, conducting trials for drugs and devices in the pipeline for FDA approval. I currently work in research at Lebonheur for the Genomics Initiative as the manager of this particular study.
1 opportunity

Adrienne Huntley '86
HRBP & OD Director - Barr Brands International
Field/Industry - CPG & Manufacturing
Memphis
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: The student would assist in a project related to rolling out a new e-learning platform.
1 opportunity

Derek King '10
Vice Principal - Shelby County Schools - Southwind High School
Field/Industry - Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
3 opportunities

Curtis (Trey) Lowery '10
Medical Resident/Researcher - UTHSC
Field/Industry - Emergency Medicine
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I will be working in the Emergency Department in December. The exact dates of my shifts are unknown at this point but I will know by the time we connect.
2 opportunities

Joel Lyons '85
Physical Therapist Center Manager - Select Physical Therapy
Field/Industry - Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: This shadowing opportunity would allow the student to gain mandatory hours in a PT setting if they wish to gain entry into a PT program. The clinic sees a variety of orthopedic problems from sports injuries to post operative patients to vestibular and balance problems. They would get hands on opportunities while assisting the PT.
1 opportunity

Chris McNally '05
CEO/Owner - Memphis Reprographics
Field/Industry - Reprographics
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Pat Morgan '91
Author - Self-Employed
Field/Industry - Social Services/Politics
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Louise Page '16
independent Musician - Louise Page
Field/Industry - Art/Music
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: If you are interested in being an independent artist of any kind, being self employed, becoming involved in the local music/art scene, learning about social media marketing and self promotion, etc. this is the externship for you! I was a creative writing major when I went to Rhodes, and originally worked for 2 years post grad at the Memphis Public Library. I'm originally from Pennsylvania, but fell in love with Memphis and stuck around! I've been playing and writing music all my life, and have been pursuing it as a career since 2016. November of 2018 I was able to transition to being fully self employed as a musician. 
3 opportunities

Mary Catherine Reeves '13
Quality Compliance - Bioventus
Field/Industry - Medical Device
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I work closely with manufacturing and operations so if a student is interested in engineering, supply chain management, product design, clinical evaluation, risk management, etc. this would be a good place for them! Also a good "how to use your science degree without being a doctor or working in a lab" experience.
2 opportunities

Larry Rice 
Partner - Rice, Amundsen & Caperton
Field/Industry - Law
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
2 opportunities

Daniel Riederer '96
Attorney - FedEx Express
Field/Industry - Airline/Logistics
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I am an in-house counsel for FedEx Express with a focus on labor relations and employment law.
5 opportunities

Anna Ritz '06
Sr. Liaison - Marketing Operations - ALSAC/St. Jude
Field/Industry - Marketing
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: My area of focus is core business operations, not marketing or brand strategy. I’m like to host a student interested in the business processes that are required to run the division. I can offer a day of shadowing and informational interviews.
1 opportunity

Charlie Scheel '06
Head of People - Oak Hall
Field/Industry - Retail/Service
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
Note: We would love to have someone interested in working in our business office for the winter. If possible we would need them to start a little sooner in order to be properly trained. It would be great experience for a resume. 
1 opportunity

Maureen Spain '86
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Unity Psychiatric
Field/Industry - Medicine
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Caveat: This is a brand new job (and a brand new career) for me.
1 opportunity

Lisa Webb '05
Director, Hotel Openings - Hilton
Field/Industry - Hospitality/Travel
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: Caveat: Shadow opportunity to include a tour of the Memphis headquarters, introduction with Brand Management for six brands (Embassy, Hampton, Homewood Suites, Home2Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Tru). Meeting sit in if available.
2 opportunities

Madison Agee '99
Director, IT Communications - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Field/Industry - Healthcare
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Students interested in learning more about healthcare IT, change management or customer/internal communications. I can host for at least 8 hours, maybe more. Students will not be allowed to perform work but can shadow.
1 opportunity

Sarah Finney '09
Programs & Volunteer Coordinator - PENCIL
Field/Industry - Non-Profit-Education
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: PENCIL will be closed from December 21-Jan 2.
1 opportunity

Guy Griffith '09
Associate Pastor for Adult Education & Spiritual Nurture - Westminster Presbyterian Church
Field/Industry - Religion
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: The church is a large, active congregation of over 2,100 members.
2 opportunities

Joslyn Hebda '14
Nashville Market Director - cityCURRENT
Field/Industry - Media
Nashville
Available for: Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
Note: I'm happy to host any students that are interested in producing digital content (blog posts, podcasts, videos, social media, etc.). We can either show them the ropes or give them their own project.
3 opportunities

Chad Schultz '89
VP Radio & Streaming Marketing - Warner Music Nashville
Field/Industry - Entertainment / Music
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I'm willing to give a few students some time (30 min to an hour) to answer questions they may have about the music business, career path, etc. I won't be able to do any interviews until after Christmas, and my time window would be between 1/6 and 1/14.
2 opportunities

Susannah Shumate '92
Director of Development - Open Table Nashville
Field/Industry - Not-For-Profit Fundraising
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Claude Warren Thompson '62
Psychologist - Self-Employed
Field/Industry - Mental Health
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

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Texas

Veronica Hinojosa Segurs '94
Associate Vice Chancellor and Controller - University of Texas System
Field/Industry - Accounting and Finance
Austin
Available for: Informational Interview
2 opportunities

Susan Masson '94
Innovation Program Manager - University of Texas System
Field/Industry - Higher Education
Austin
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I was the Director of Career Management for the Texas MBA Program at UT Austin for 5 years and my current projects with the UT System are in the career services area. Happy to do informational interviews, mock interviews and resume reviews. My career in higher ed has been winding. I've worked in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Study Abroad and Career Services at both public and private schools. Feel free to connect me with anyone interested in higher ed in general or any of those specific areas as well.
2 opportunities

Liza Wilson '93
Owner/Operator - Toybrary Austin
Field/Industry - Lending Educational Toys/Materials
Austin
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'm happy to chat with any student about teaching or opening a business.
1 opportunity

Xiaoyu (Edith) Zeng '14
Machine Learning Engineer - Apple
Field/Industry - Technology
Austin
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I was in graduate school for the past 5 years and can help with anyone interested in learning more about graduate humanities degree and/or information studies. LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/x-zeng/
5 opportunities

Farah Shah '93
Dermatologist - Houston Dermatology Associates
Field/Industry - Medicine
Bellaire
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: I am able to see each student for 3 days.
2 opportunities

Stephen Walker '01
Periodontist - Walker Periodontics
Field/Industry - Dental Surgery
Coppell
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Our office is closed between Dec 23rd- Jan 3rd.
2 opportunities

Amy Aughinbaugh '12
Business Analyst - Communities Foundation of Texas
Field/Industry - Nonprofit IT
Dallas
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Laura Roberts '93
Psychologist, Eating Disorder Specialist - Private Practice
Field/Industry - Psychology, Counseling
Dallas
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship
3 opportunities

Ellie Skochdopole '15
Principal and Founder - SKOCH Strategies
Field/Industry - Brand Marketing and Social Media Strategy
Dallas
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: I was an art history major and have a background in arts marketing at the Smithsonian if that is also of interest!
1 opportunity

Howard “Howie” Gerber '01
Co-Owner/ Physician Bellaire Dermatology - Bellaire Dermatology Associates
Field/Industry - Medicine - Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Houston
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Our office is closed between Dec 23rd- Jan 3rd.
4 opportunities

Danielle Lenz '14
RN - Memorial Hermann
Field/Industry - Nursing
Houston
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: May be able to host, it depends on timing.
1 opportunity

Beth Lessner '97
Community Pediatrician - McKinney Pediatrics
Field/Industry - Pediatrics
McKinney
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: I can only take one student at a time, but I can take more than one student if there is interest.
1 opportunity

Matthew Marcotte '99
Principal Corporate Counsel - T-Mobile
Field/Industry - Telecommunications/Law
Richardson
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Our office is closed between Dec 23rd- Jan 3rd.
2 opportunities

Ed Uthman '74
Physician/Pathologist - OakBend Medical Center
Field/Industry - Medicine/Pathology
Richmond
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: In recent years, we have had Rhodes students Erin Dindoruk and Kayla Shorten as shadowers. We are very flexible as to how many and which days the shadower wants to come in. When they do come in, the experience is from 3:30 to about 5:00 pm. Mostly we do the "gross" exam on specimens removed at surgery and discuss the diseases they harbor. We are located at OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, TX, about 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston. This is a medium-sized community hospital.
2 opportunities

Jonathan Snape '07
Pastor - Covenant United Methodist Church
Field/Industry - Church/Religion
Round Rock
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
2 opportunities
 

Virginia

Brooke Kuminski '16
Market Research Analyst - Elbit Systems of America
Field/Industry - Defense/Aerospace
Arlington
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Available for hosting Dec 12-22 and then again Jan 2-15.
1 opportunity

Melissa Mathews '94
President and Founding Partner - The Mathews Group
Field/Industry - Communications/Public Relations/Journalism
Arlington
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity
Note: Our PR agency is on a distributed team model, meaning all work is online. The student would be able to participate remotely.
1 opportunity

Emily Pochter '12
Commercial Real Estate Broker - Marcus & Millichap
Field/Industry - Real Estate
Richmond
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: We are always looking for young talent in our industry – especially women and POC. I'd be happy to host 1-2 students and show them about commercial real estate and being a broker in investment sales in Virginia. I have some projects that we could also have them work on. Please contact me if you want to know more.
2 opportunities

Robert Jarrett '93
Pathologist - Dominion Pathology Associates
Field/Industry - Dominion Pathology Associates
Roanoke
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity
 

Washington


Caroline Jacobs '16
Project Manager - Amazon
Field/Industry - Online Retail
Seattle
Available for: Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Andrew Tait '15
Regional Program Manager - JLL
Field/Industry - Real Estate Development
Seattle
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Student will need to sign an NDA.  An externship or shadowing opportunity would be a chance to join me for a meetings and conference call and discuss the real estate and construction industries.
2 opportunities
 

Washington, D.C.

Steven Brammer '87
Assistant General Counsel - U.S. Department of Agriculture
Field/Industry - Law/Civil Rights
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Fast-paced office environment of litigators practicing in field of civil rights, labor and employment law. Good opportunity to see benefits of public service career and legal career.
1 opportunity

Marcus Braxton '05
Chief Operating Officer - Capital Partners for Education
Field/Industry - Nonprofit
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: Fast-paced office environment of litigators practicing in field of civil rights, labor and employment law. Good opportunity to see benefits of public service career and legal career.
3 opportunities

Amy Bower '11
Public Engagement Manager - Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum
Field/Industry - Contemporary Art / Museums
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I would be available to host a student from/between January 2 - 10.
1 opportunity

Rachel Harris '16
Communications Director - House of Representatives
Field/Industry - Government
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I would be happy to host a student in my office in the House of Representatives for one day. If it was after the first of the year, I would be able to schedule time for them to attend a Committee Hearing, tour the House, and attend other events to see what it is like to be a staffer on Capitol Hill.
1 opportunity

Chrissie Hendrickson '16
Division Director - Parker+Lynch
Field/Industry - Recruiting
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I've been with my company since I left Rhodes (in 2006) and know the DC job market well. Let me know if anyone wants to come up!
10 opportunities

Meredith Hicks '12
Fund Management - The Carlyle Group
Field/Industry - Private Equity
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: While I can't provide any shadowing/externship opportunities per se, I'm happy to meet with students for coffee/lunch, resume review, etc. I'm available until December 19, and then after January 2. Thanks!
4 opportunities

Elizabeth Hook '11
Senior Consultant - Booz Allen Hamilton
Field/Industry - NASA
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'm a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, but work full time at NASA Headquarters. For the last several years, I've been at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a contractor. My background is in physics and science communications. I would especially be interested in talking with women or people of color interested in STEM.
2 opportunities

Mark Zelden
Director of the Center for Opportunity Initiatives - US Department of Labor
Field/Industry - Government/Policy
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: I had a good experience with a Elizabeth Vegas last December, happy to do so in 2019, especially since I now have more staff in my offices to accommodate. 
2 opportunities

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