Liberal arts & sciences at work: Sandra Sanchez at the Smithsonian

Hometown: I’ve moved too many times to have one! Majors: History, Chinese language & literature; Minor: Indigenous studies Internship title and organization: Intern for the Program in Latino History & Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History (NMAH) What were your responsibilities during your internship? The museum just opened a whole new wing with a […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Kathleen Meeds interns at a newspaper in Eutin, Germany

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska Majors: English major with German and journalism minors Why did you choose your majors/minors? I’ve always really enjoyed English and German, and I figured I would do the best studying what I have interests in. I decided to minor in journalism as well, because it is a good way to learn to apply what I’m […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Rebecca Rumptz interns at Department of State

A career in the US army sparked Rebecca Rumptz’s passion for international diplomacy. Originally from a small town in Michigan, she joined the Army straight out of high school and spent the next seven years as a soldier working in intelligence analysis.  Assignments in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan, and a period in Washington D.C. fueled her passions further. […]

Split picture: Carson Vickroy running cross country for the university of Kansas, and Carson Vickroy seated in a suit at a weather station

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Carson Vickroy, the World’s Fastest Weatherman

“Take advantage of all the opportunities that you have, while you can.” That’s the advice of self-proclaimed “weather nerd” and aspiring broadcast meteorologist Carson Vickroy. It’s a mantra that he lives by, and one that has brought him happiness and success in pursuit of his dream career. It was when he was in third grade that […]

Liberal arts & sciences at work: Trent Allen interns in Washington D.C.

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas Majors: Political Science & Economics Internship title and company: Office of Postsecondary Education Intern, United States Department of Education What are your responsibilities?  I work full-time, and the majority of my time is spent either conducting research on higher education to be used by my supervisors in their work or reviewing grant materials that have […]