Winter Externships 2018

Below is the list of available Winter Break Externships. Externships are listed by state, select the state below to see the opportunities there. The Externship Program gives 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.

Click here to register for a Winter Externship. Please be advised that you can register for any of the opportunities listed below on this one form. 

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

Alabama

Chip Schramm '98
President - Turner Supply Company
Field/Industry - Industrial Supply Distribution
Birmingham
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Resume Review
Note: Due to the fact that we are a company in a "B2B" business model, we do tend to be a bit slow during the holidays. That said, we will be happy to consider whatever makes sense and is helpful to Rhodes and its students.
5 opportunities

Ben Tanner '05
Owner - Single Lock Records
Field/Industry - Music
Florence
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and/or Resume Review
Note: Happy to host any Rhodes student that is interested in the music industry. Willing to host 2 students at one time, but if multiple individuals wanted to come at different times, that would be fine.
4 opportunities

Tracy Roth '87
OB/GYN - University of South Alabama
Field/Industry - Physician
Tuscaloosa
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Resume Review
Note: Open to discussing other opportunities with specific students.
2 opportunities

Megan Davis '07
Program Director - The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support Program (UA-ACTS)
Field/Industry - Psychology
Tuscaloosa
Available for: Informational Interview and/or Resume Review
Note: As I work with college students on the autism spectrum, this would be a good opportunity for students in psychology or education who are interested in working with individuals with special needs. I am happy to give a tour/explain our program and my position (which is very unique) and do an informational interview. 
2 opportunities

Arkansas

Laureen Benafield 
Pediatrician - NWA Pediatrics
Field/Industry - Medicine
Fayetteville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and/or Resume Review
Note: Open to discussing other opportunities with specific students.
1 opportunity

California

Brad Shelton 
Creative Director - BRC Imagination Arts
Field/Industry - Experience Design and Production
Burbank
Available for: Informational Interview
4 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

Robert West '05
Global Compensation Manager (HR Function) - Pentair
Field/Industry - Manufacturing
Moorpark
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: December and January are an intensely busy time. If I knew more about what students would need in terms of "shadow opportunity" that might be possible this year.
1 opportunity

Mark Constant
Treasurer - Franklin Templeton Investments
Field/Industry - Investment Management
San Mateo
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: If/as time may allow...I am responsible for Corporate Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investor Relations, Corporate Real Estate & Facilities and Insurance (Franklin Resources, Inc. is the name of the parent company; NYSE symbol: BEN)
2 opportunities

Blake Piedrahita '15
Account Manager - CenturyLink
Field/Industry - Telecommunications & IT Services
Walnut Creek
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Depending on interest and time availability, I am open to finding an opportunity for the student to use their writing/presentation skills to work with me on building and revising a client presentation. Account Management/Sales is not traditionally taught at Rhodes, but it is a field that is important to nearly all businesses and is one of the higher earning career paths. This will be a good opportunity for students to ask me questions on the Sales role, and on working in the high tech industry in San Francisco.
2 opportunities

Colorado

Dean Galaro '11
Associate - Perkins Coie LLP
Field/Industry - Law
Denver
Available for: Informational Interview
4 opportunities

Brad Hensley '12
Senior Engineer - Roccor, LLC
Field/Industry - Aerospace Engineering
Longmont
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Externship would require approval/need from my company and would involve at least one phone interview.
2 opportunities

Florida

Rick Picerno '93
Orthopaedic Surgeon - Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
Field/Industry - Medicine
Jacksonville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I’m not sure what my winter schedule will look like, so I can’t say for sure about an externship. I’d be glad to have someone shadow me. I will be taking some vacation time in December.
1 opportunity

Derrick Barwick '00
VP of Operations - MaintenX
Field/Industry - Construction
Tampa
Available for: Informational Interview and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Kelly Overfield
Owner, Attorney - Kelly A Overfield PA
Field/Industry - Law
Tampa
Available for: Informational Interview and Winter Externship
2 opportunities if done as a pair - otherwise just 1

Sue Eltayech '16
International Business Development - Mueller Industries, Inc.
Field/Industry - Manufacturing
West Palm Beach
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Externship would require approval/need from my company and would involve at least one phone interview.
4 opportunities

Ahad Mahootchi '88
CEO/Chief Medical Officer - The Eye Clinic of Florida
Field/Industry - Ophthalmic Surgery
Zephyrhills
Available for: Shadow Opportunity and/or Winter Externship
2 opportunities

Georgia

Christy Gituku '99
Director - Cathedral Counseling Center
Field/Industry - Professional Counseling (adults)
Atlanta
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Due to confidentiality, I cannot have people shadow me with clients. I am willing to meet with students one on one or in a small group to talk to them about my industry and look at resumes etc. I can show them our facility also.
10 opportunities

Josh Solomon '00
Private Wealth Advisor - Merrill Lynch
Field/Industry - Private Wealth Management
Atlanta
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I am available to meet with as many folks that would like to meet, whether it be about advice in my industry or career advice in general.
10 opportunities

Megan Hulgan '04
Director of Food Ministry - Covington First United Methodist Church
Field/Industry - Non profit/Community Service
Covington
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship
Note: I work on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
1 opportunity

Illinois

Lindsey Hammond '04
Associate Director of State Policy - Community Renewal Society
Field/Industry - Public Policy/Non-profit
Chicago
Available for: Informational Interview
2 opportunities

Michael James '90
Director of Marketing - Much Shelist, P.C.
Field/Industry - Legal Services/Marketing
Chicago
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'd be happy to tailor an experience to the needs and interests of the individual. I oversee the marketing function of a 100-attorney corporate law firm, so this could focus primarily on marketing or go broader to incorporate other elements of our business, including human resources, accounting, information services and the practice of law.
1 opportunity

Kentucky

Andrew Roads '09
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry - University of Kentucky
Field/Industry - Medical/Psychiatry
Lexington
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I will be working over the winter break and can offer an informational interview, over the phone or in person, about the field of psychiatry or medicine in general.
10 opportunities

Samantha Scott '03
Targeted Case Manager - New Beginnings Family Services
Field/Industry - Foster Care
Union
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'd be happy to tailor an experience to the needs and interests of the individual. I oversee the marketing function of a 100-attorney corporate law firm, so this could focus primarily on marketing or go broader to incorporate other elements of our business, including human resources, accounting, information services and the practice of law.
2 opportunities

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Louisiana

Brook Bissinger
Director - Align Technologies Corp.
Field/Industry - Technology Startup
New Orleans
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: I have 2 Externship opportunities working 3-5 days per week depending on the availability of the student. First: Sales Analyst position helping with competitive analysis and sales scorecard development. Second: Data Analyst position helping with technical project management documentation and data analytics.
2 opportunities

Andrew O'Brien '05
Middle school principal/Latin teacher - St. Paul's Episcopal
Field/Industry - Elementary Education
New Orleans
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I have 2 Externship opportunities working 3-5 days per week depending on the availability of the student. First: Sales Analyst position helping with competitive analysis and sales scorecard development. Second: Data Analyst position helping with technical project management documentation and data analytics.
1 opportunity

Maine

Laurene Randle '98
Owner/lead teacher -Brilliant Bloomers Nursery School
Field/Industry - Teaching/Speech Therapy
Wells
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I have 2 Externship opportunities working 3-5 days per week depending on the availability of the student. First: Sales Analyst position helping with competitive analysis and sales scorecard development. Second: Data Analyst position helping with technical project management documentation and data analytics.
2 opportunities

Maryland

Maija Jackson Parent 2018
Principal Attorney - Franklin & Prokopik
Field/Industry - Litigation Law firm
Baltimore
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I have an estate planning practice, which is mainly document based. I would be happy to meet with a few students over the break to talk to them about this type of practice. I am located between Baltimore Maryland and Washington, DC.
1 opportunity

Suzanne Simpson
Owner Attorney - Simpson Law, PA
Field/Industry - Law
Spencerville
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I have an estate planning practice, which is mainly document based. I would be happy to meet with a few students over the break to talk to them about this type of practice. I am located between Baltimore Maryland and Washington, DC.
3 opportunities

Massachusetts

Samuel New
Sr. Principal Research Analyst - Gartner
Field/Industry - Business/IT Research and Advisory
Boston
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Students would be more than welcome to come to my office and look around. I could give them an overview of what research and advisory is like, and the role that industry analysts play.
2 opportunities

Michael Flores
Principal Attorney/Owner - Michael I. Flores, PC
Field/Industry - Law
Orleans
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: Michael I. Flores, PC is a boutique law firm that concentrates its practice on matrimonial and family law matters. We are a team-oriented firm that is rated as one of the best law firms in the United States by U.S. News and World Reports.
1 opportunity

Mississippi

Tim Moseley
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
1 opportunity

Jeffrey Carron 
Professor - University of Mississippi Medical Center
Field/Industry - Medicine/Surgery
Jackson
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: This would be an opportunity for a pre-medical student to shadow in a clinic and operating room setting with a university Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) department.
1 opportunity

Angi Elsea Bourgeois
Dean and Professor - Mississippi State University
Field/Industry - Higher Education/Art, Architecture, Design, Art History
Starkville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am happy to help in any way. I am no longer teaching in my new position as Dean, but would be happy to host, meet with, or discuss professional aspects related to academia and higher education leadership. I am available until December 18. 
2 opportunities

Missouri

Jennifer Jones
Director of Counseling and Wellness - John Burroughs School
Field/Industry - Counseling
St. Louis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: We will also be on winter break for most of the same time, (Dec 21-Jan 7) so there would be a very limited opportunity to see our school in full swing.
1 opportunity

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

North Carolina

Carrie Johnston '06
Assistant General Counsel - University of North Carolina System
Field/Industry - Higher Education Law
Chapel Hill
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Mary Barber '14
English Teacher - Carolina Friends School
Field/Industry - High School Education
Durham
Available for: Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: We have school December 12-21. I would be willing to host students for that time, although it will be short.
2 opportunities

Eric Aft
CEO - Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
Field/Industry - Nonprofit
Winston-Salem
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: We could provide an Externship of up to one week; however, we would not be able to do so during the week of December 24th.  Other days that would not be available would be December 21st, Dec 31st, and Jan 1st.
2 opportunities

Ohio

Roger Worrell '85
Association Professor - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Field/Industry - Physiology
Cincinnati
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: Available for UCMD program & general prep for Med School Application. Also potential research shadowing http://med.uc.edu/systemsbiology 
4 opportunities

Ronald Register
Program Director - Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Field/Industry - Human Services
Cleveland
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
1 opportunity

Sam Spofforth
Executive Director - Clean Fuels Ohio
Field/Industry - Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Energy
Columbus
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Many of our team members and I take time off around the holidays and work slows down so opportunities are more limited. Please visit our website at CleanFuelsOhio.org for more information. I would be available for informational interviews. Other staff on my team might be able to offer opportunities for short-term projects.
2 opportunities

Chris Sippel
Associate Vice President - University of Findlay
Field/Industry - Higher Education - International Education, Service, Diversity
Findlay
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
3 opportunities

Emily Clark
Faculty Member - King's Academy
Field/Industry - International Education
Hudson
Available for: Resume Review and Mock Interview
Note: This is unorthodox, but if anyone would like to speak about working at International Independent schools, I would be willing to talk to them! I live in Jordan, though, so this will need to be via skype.
2 opportunities

Rhode Island

Kathryn Barr '85
Head of School - Notre Dame Academy
Field/Industry - Education
Providence
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Because I work at a school, I am only available January 3 - 9. This could be a great experience for someone interested in teaching, educational administration, admissions, etc. I am located in Worcester, MA, so if someone is living in Worcester, the Boston or Providence area over the holidays, this could be a good location. This is an all girls school, so female students are preferred.
2 opportunities

South Carolina

Peter LaMotte
Senior Vice President/General Manager - Chernoff Newman
Field/Industry - PR/Marketing/Advertising - Business
Charleston
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: This has to be a business minded person, not a creative. I don't deal with the creative side, only the Strategy, Marketing and Business Operations.
1 opportunity

William Kibler '98
Dentist/Owner - Old Trolley Dental Associates
Field/Industry - Dentistry
Mount Pleasant 
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: We'll be available during the dates minus Dec 21-27 when we are closed at the office and I'll be out of town. We have space to host a student at our home if needed.
1 opportunity

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Tennessee

Nancy Dorman '80
Program Manager - Tennessee State Parks
Field/Industry - Parks/Recreation/Resource Management
Ashland City
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I can also provide paid summer internships for students and recent graduates interested in Park Interpretation/Rangers.
2 opportunities

Jamie Curtis '79
Realtor, Affiliate Broker - Crye-Leike - Downtown Chattanooga
Field/Industry - Real estate
Chattanooga
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: As many as interested in Real Estate are welcome to come - one at a time - for a day or several hours. I can take you around to meet financial and legal personnel that we work with every day. I help run the Women's Council of Realtors in Chattanooga. It uses all my liberal arts skills.
5 opportunities

Bryant Haynes '85
High School Science Teacher - Girls Preparatory School
Field/Industry - Education
Chattanooga
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: This would be an opportunity for someone interested in teaching high school physics or chemistry.  Our exams begin12/17/18, so an 'extern' would need to do his/her stint before 12/14. So, I know it's a 'long shot,' but I'm expressing my willingness for a Rhodes Extern sometime prior to 12/14.
2 opportunities

Kim Cherry '84
CEO - Cherry and Company Public Relations
Field/Industry - Public Relations
Cordova
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I'm happy to help a student in any way.
1 opportunity

Thomas Chu '80
President - Thomas P. Chu MD PC
Field/Industry - Dermatologic Surgery
Cordova
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Because observers must wear laser goggles, no more than 2 at a time for shadowing for one afternoon. I will be willing to talk to more students regarding a career in medicine.
6 opportunities

Sharwil Bell '12
Physical Therapist - Results Physiotherapy
Field/Industry - Physical Therapy
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: Students would be required to complete provided HIPAA training prior to shadowing.
2 opportunities

Calvin Biggers
Assistant U.S. Attorney - Department of Justice
Field/Industry - Attorney
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: Although I agreed to host five students, this cannot be at the same time. I will be out of the office Dec 14-20th.
5 opportunities

Kate Dixon '74
School & Teacher Services Manager - Pink Palace Museum
Field/Industry - Museum Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: The Pink Palace Museum would be delighted to host externs from Dec. 12-19.  The museum will reopen its original mansion building on Dec. 8 following a year-long renovation project. As part of this effort, the museum's Education Dept. will premier several new audience engagement components (AECs) in the new Country Store, Piggly Wiggly and Clyde Parke Circus exhibits now relocated to the Mansion. AECs are designed to engage visitors more deeply with our exhibits by encouraging them to identify featured artifacts and explore their relevance to Memphians living here between 1900 and the late 1930s. Externs will staff these areas to help us test these new activities with our visitors. Their primary audience will be students and family groups. Rhodes College students interested in possibly working in museum education may find this externship a particularly nice fit. Scheduling is flexible but weekend availability is a plus.
4 opportunities

Claiborne Ferguson '92
Owner/Attorney - Ferguson Law Firm
Field/Industry - Legal (criminal defense)
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Michael Flexsenhar '06
Visiting Assistant Professor - Rhodes College
Field/Industry - Education/Humanities
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
3 opportunities

Keturah Foote '10
Middle School Science Teacher - Shelby County Schools
Field/Industry - Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I teach at Snowden Elementary so I am easily accessible. I can accommodate whatever is needed during the summer and throughout the school year.
2 opportunities

Dani Garcia '18
Paralegal - Advocates for Immigrant Rights
Field/Industry - Law
Memphis
Available for: Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Christopher Hanewald '14
Senior Tax Research and Transaction Specialist - CBIZ MHM
Field/Industry - Accounting/Law
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
1 opportunity

Martha Hudspeth - Parent 
LCSW, Therapist, Supervisor for Licensure - Alliance Healthcare Services
Field/Industry - Social Work, Therapy, Case management
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Nicole Kennell
IELCE/ ESL Coordinator - Hopeworks
Field/Industry - Education/Non-profit
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am the program coordinator for Hopeworks Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education program. We provide integrated ESL instruction for immigrants and refugees at no charge to the student. We serve students from approximately 38 different countries from pre-literate levels to academic and professional level English workforce preparation. My work duties include curriculum writing; overseeing full and part-time staff; grant writing and compliance; teaching classes; maintaining program budget; and establishing and maintaining community partnerships.
2 opportunities

Elizabeth Kirby '91
Math Teacher at White Station High - Shelby County Schools
Field/Industry - Education
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I teach both honors and traditional Algebra 2 students, if a person is interested in a different subject, I can ask my colleagues if they would mind if they could host a student did the day, please give me a couple of weeks notice. 
2 opportunities

Marie Kyle '12
Speech Language Pathologist - Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Field/Industry - Speech Language Pathology
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
1 opportunity

Trey Lowery '10
Emergency Medicine Resident Physician - UT Memphis
Field/Industry - Emergency Medicine
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I also received a PHD during my graduate school education. I can provide insight to students thinking about dual degree programs MD/PHD or students thinking about either career track individually.
2 opportunities

Joel Lyons '85
Facility Director - Select Physical Therapy
Field/Industry - Outpatient Physical Therapy
Memphis
Available for: Shadow Opportunity and Winter Externship
Note: This experience would be for the student thinking about the physical therapy field. They would get hands on experience and the opportunity to get questions answered in all aspects of the physical therapy field from a PT who has 30 years of experience.
1 opportunity

Rebecca Nenon '07
Inpatient Nurse Practitioner - Methodist University Hospital
Field/Industry - Transplant surgery (abdominal organs)
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am willing to host multiple students but one at a time. If they are interested in shadowing in the hospital there will be some HIPAA training they have to complete before they are eligible to be exposed to any patients or patient information. I work part time (Mondays and Wednesdays).
6 opportunities

Veena Rangaswami '04
Bridge Builders COLLABORATE Coordinator - Bridges USA
Field/Industry - Nonprofit
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Anna Ritz '06
Sr. Liaison - Marketing Operations - ALSAC/St. Jude
Field/Industry - Business Operations
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I work in the Marketing Division at ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, but my role focuses on business operations and processes. I would love to host a student with an analytical and problem-solving mind who is interested in business operations, not necessarily someone who is interested in marketing, communications or fundraising.
1 opportunity

Jonathan Pence
SVP - Principal Germantown Branch - Vining Sparks
Field/Industry - Finance
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Rachel Schmelzer '14
Child Life Specialist - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Field/Industry - Child Life/Healthcare
Memphis
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: I am happy to be a resource for any student demonstrating an interest in child life! It is hard to enter the field without knowing the exact steps to take. It may be hard to host a student during the day for confidentiality reasons, so an informational interview might be the best fit should someone be interested.
2 opportunities

Ken Steorts '88
President - Visible Music College
Field/Industry - Education/Music
Memphis
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: Visible Music College can host students for externship in record label operations for the "Year for Memphis Music 2019" Project
4 opportunities

Michael Hein
Professor/Director - Middle Tennessee State University/COHRE
Field/Industry - I/O Psychology/Human Resource Development
Murfreesboro
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I can interview with as many as are interested. I could even come to Memphis to talk to a group if they are interested. I could probably only have one shadow opportunity this break. I'll probably be running a leadership development workshop at Montgomery Bell State Park January 7th and 8th where I could take an interested student along to observe.
1 opportunity

Kara Hooper
Director of Creative and Visual Services - Middle Tennessee State University
Field/Industry - Higher Education Marketing
Murfreesboro
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: My office is a creative office (designers, editor, photographers) within the Marketing and Communications division. A student interested in the commercial arts, promotional photography, publishing, or visual communication would be best suited to shadow or participate in some way with us. I can connect students with our news (traditional and online) and media (radio and television), video, social media, long-form editorial, or website management people; but I would not be their contact for those aspects of the work. Our division as a whole is essentially an in-house marketing agency focused on promoting Middle Tennessee State University.
1 opportunity

Sarah Baumann '16
Founder/CEO/Illustrator - Signet Sealed
Field/Industry - Stationery & Gift
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: Things will be totally crazy around here with packaging, employee meetings, market prep, etc. as we'll be in the final holiday push, but I'm totally happy to have someone shadow me and grab coffee to chat! I'm an open book.
1 opportunity

Sarah Finney '09
Lead Family Resource Center Coordinator - PENCIL
Field/Industry - Education/Non-Profit
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Needs to be in December.
2 opportunities

Guy Griffith - Parent
Associate Pastor for Adult Education and Spiritual Nurture - Westminster Presbyterian Church
Field/Industry - Religion
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Depending on the dates, I can accommodate different students. Late December doesn't have as many events, meetings, or media tapings to shadow, so that would be a better fit for an interview or coffee. Early January would be a better time for shadowing or a project.
2 opportunities

Joslyn Hebda '14
Nashville Market Director - cityCURRENT
Field/Industry - Philanthropy/Media
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: Depending on the dates, I can accommodate different students. Late December doesn't have as many events, meetings, or media tapings to shadow, so that would be a better fit for an interview or coffee. Early January would be a better time for shadowing or a project.
2 opportunities

Haley Trusler '09
Assistant Principal - KIPP Academy Nashville
Field/Industry - Education
Nashville
Available for: Informational Interview
Note: There might be a shadow opportunity but it depends on what is going on at school at that time.
1 opportunity

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Texas

Rob Matthews '12
Senior Recruiter - Ledcor
Field/Industry - Corporate Recruiting
Austin
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I am available to speak with any students interested in a career in corporate and/or agency recruiting or talent acquisition. I can also review a few resumes and provide criticism from the view of a professional recruiter.
2 opportunities

Harry Swinney '61
Professor Emeritus - University of Texas at Austin
Field/Industry - Higher Education
Austin
Available for: Resume Review and Mock Interview
Note: I can spend a one day with 1-3 students, who would visit the University of Texas at Austin to discuss (a) opportunities for internships and summer research appointments, (b) graduate school options, (c) postgraduate opportunities in industry, government, and academia, (d) resume preparation (d) any other issues that the students would raise.
3 opportunities

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

Julie Clardy
Director of Communications - The Episcopal School of Dallas
Field/Industry - Education
Dallas
Available for: Informational Interview and Winter Externship
Note: Dec 12-19 only. Our team is responsible for marketing communications. The opportunity could be ideal for students interested in non-profit, marketing, advancement/development, editorial writing, and/or digital communications.
2 opportunities

Ali Moses '10
Director of Grants and Foundation Relations - Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Field/Industry - Nonprofit Management
Fort Worth
Available for: Informational Interview
1 opportunity

Sharon Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor - Self-Employed
Field/Industry - Mental Health, Private Practice
Fort Worth
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I'm not sure what is included in the "Winter Externship," but would be willing to explore possibilities. My office will be closed for some of the winter break. Any appointments or meetings need to be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.
1 opportunity

Dougal Cameron '15
Managing Director - GST
Field/Industry - Software Consulting & VC Investment
Houston
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
1 opportunity

Kendyl Smith '15
Client Service Associate - UBS Private Wealth
Field/Industry - Finance
Houston
Available for: Resume Review and Mock Interview
Note: I am happy to meet for coffee to go over career options in Finance, review resumes, provide interview help, etc.
2 opportunities

Elizabeth Lessner '97
Pediatrician - McKinney Pediatrics
Field/Industry - Healthcare
McKinney
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
2 opportunities

Wendy Kowalik
President/Owner - Predico Partners LLC
Field/Industry - Finance
San Antonio
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
1 opportunity

Peter Risman
Principal/Consultant - Pilot Marketing Strategy, LLC
Field/Industry - Marketing Consulting
San Antonio
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Happy to do multiple informational interviews. i may have an opportunity for some paid work as well.
3 opportunities

Rick Folk '89
Senior Vice President - Fidelity Investments
Field/Industry - Financial Services
Westlake
Available for: Informational Interview and Shadow Opportunity
Note: I am happy to meet for coffee to go over career options in Finance, review resumes, provide interview help, etc.
2 opportunities

Virginia

Melissa Mathews '94
President and Founding Partner - The Mathews Group
Field/Industry - Communications/Public Relations
Arlington
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Please note that I am currently working from Amman, Jordan, so all interactions with students will be virtual (Skype, phone, email).
2 opportunities

Washington

Andrew Tait '15
Project Manager - Construction Management
Field/Industry - Communications/Public Relations
Seattle
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Project Management is a fantastic field that I believe suits students well. However, it's not talked about very well in career development sessions. Students studying Urban Studies, Anthro/Soc, Business, PoliSci, History, etc. definitely could be interested.  Students will need to sign an NDA prior to visiting.  3 hours shadowing or 1 hour informational interview preferred.
2 opportunities

Washington, D.C.

Amy Bower '11
Manager of Public Engagement - Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Field/Industry - Art/Art History/Museums
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: I will be traveling from December 22 - 26
2 opportunities

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, Winter Externship, 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

Barrett Hava '01
Senior Administrator for Economic Engagement - US Department of Commerce
Field/Industry - Economic Development, International Affairs, Commerce, Public Policy
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
4 opportunities

Joanna McIntosh '84
Senior Vice President - NCTA - The Internet and Television Association
Field/Industry - Government Relations
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Winter Externship, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: I would be be able to host a student for a one day shadow opportunity. I can only host one student at a time, but could host more than one over the winter break.
1 opportunity

Kaveh Salehy '07
Refugee Officer - Federal Government
Field/Industry - Federal Government/Refugee Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Informational Interview, Resume Review, and Mock Interview
Note: Willing to provide information/guidance on how to enter this field for however many students are interested.
10 opportunities

Elizabeth Taylor '98
Head of Regulatory Policy and Assistant General Counsel - Regions Bank
Field/Industry - Government Affairs/Banking
Washington, D.C.
Available for: Shadow Opportunity
Note: I would be be able to host a student for a one day shadow opportunity. I can only host one student at a time, but could host more than one over the winter break.
5 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 and Winter Externship
Note: I am happy to facilitate a student or two for a portion of the Christmas break. I will be in my Washington DC offices until December 24th and will return January 7th.
2 opportunities

Wyoming

Jim Shumard '74
Rector - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Field/Industry - Religion/Church
Casper
Available for: Winter Externship
Note: I have a place for them to stay and they can shadow me at work and then I will be leaving December 25 and they can stay in the apartment until they’re ready to return.
2 opportunities

Mickey Babcock '98
President/Founder - The Equipoise Fund
Field/Industry - Private Charitable Foundation/Women's Issues
Jackson
Available for: Informational Interview, Shadow Opportunity, and Winter Externship
Note: Our foundation works on behalf of women and girls in Wyoming. We have research projects that might be of interest to a Rhodes student. We also sponsor an intern at University of Wyoming with a focus upon women's issues, and there may be some synergy there as well. This would be a virtual position. 
1 opportunity
 

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