Whitman Wire

Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer

September 2, 2017

Coming out of internship season, the Wire sat down with three students who participated in internships that involved film this past summer. Allison Hall, a junior film and media studies major, interned with a team at Seattle Children’s Research Institute that studies the intersection between adoles...

Whitman Students Pursue Internships in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles

October 13, 2016

While many Whitman students choose to look out of state or out of town for internships and job opportunities, there are a few students choosing to stay right here in Walla Walla. Four Whitman students hold environmental internships in Walla Walla this year that include working with the Blue Mountain Land Tru...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

Tinder and the Job Hunt

Katy Wills, Columnist

February 25, 2016

A simple cost-benefit analysis of the risk involved in applying for a job in light of the vast tinder experience lends itself to the helpful conclusion: the more jobs you apply for, the higher your likelihood of acceptance becomes.

Internship grant program continues trend of expansion

Andy Monserud

December 4, 2014

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) recently opened up applications for its summer internship grants. The grants, at 2,500 dollars each, are a core part of the SEC's rapidly expanding internship program. The program more than quadrupled in size, from 30 grants to 130, between 2011 and 2014. Whitman...

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Daniel Kim

April 17, 2014

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international interns [are] really pioneers in some way. They are really launching a high-level experim...

SEC Partners with Koru

Sam Grainger-Shuba

March 6, 2014

Whitman's Student Engagement Center announced their partnership with Seattle-based company Koru on Feb. 20, adding to the array of post-Whitman resources the SEC offers to Whitman students and young alumni. Koru is a new company that partners with colleges to act as a connector between college students...

SEC to Fund More International Internships

Sam Grainger-Shuba

February 20, 2014

When the Associated Students of Whitman College lifted the ban on college-supported international travel in 2013, they affected internships funded by the Student Engagement Center for this coming summer. Students will be able to apply for jobs abroad and receive college funding to spend their summers...

Internships Provide Professional Avenues for Students’ Environmental Passions

Serena Runyan

September 12, 2013

This summer, several environmentally conscious Whitman students flooded the internship scene. Their experiences ranged from collecting data in the field, editing radio advertisements or protesting with united mining workers, but all were able to put their passion and education to the test. Junior environmental studies-geol...

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Sarah Cornett

April 4, 2013

After strong advocacy from ASWC, students next year will be able to travel internationally unaccompanied with college funding. At a Senate meeting on Sunday, March 31, ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian made the announcement of the policy change, attributing the results primarily to the efforts of ASWC. "It's been on ASWC's radar...

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

iEngage Seeks to Streamline Job Search Process for Students

Emily Lin-Jones

February 7, 2013

Students who are still on the hunt for summer internships and on- or off-campus jobs now have a new option available to widen their search. Conceived as a more functional replacement for the Whitman website's on-campus jobs listing and the now-defunct jobs and internships mailing list, iEngage is desig...

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

November 8, 2012

Coming to college means leaving one's family and friends, but for some students it means leaving one's culture, language and country behind as well. International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for...

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