Jason Barlow '07
Randolph-Macon College alumnus Jason Barlow ’07 has good advice
for new R-MC students.
“Get involved, leave no stone unturned and no door unopened,” says Barlow, an associate
attorney for Troutman Sanders LLP.
Barlow made the most of his R-MC experience by taking advantage of all the college
has to offer. He studied abroad in England.
He participated in two internships at
the Virginia House of Delegates. He was an active member of a
fraternity. And he was a member of five other
As an attorney at an international law firm, Barlow, a
political science major, uses the skills he learned at R-MC every day.
“R-MC’s class sizes, plus the curriculum’s extensive research
and writing requirements,
prepared me well for the rigors of law school and for the professional situations
in which I find myself today,” says Barlow.
In law school, Barlow felt much better prepared than many of his classmates who
had attended larger schools.
“As a lawyer, I feel I have a distinct advantage in my office and in the courtroom,”
he says. “I twice conducted research at R-MC and traveled the country presenting
my research with one of my professors. R-MC helped develop my research and writing
abilities, as well as the ability to think on my feet and perform in a courtroom
Paving the Way for Success
Rather than prepare students for one career, Randolph-Macon College prepares students
for a lifetime of careers in an ever-changing world. Exceptional faculty work with
students to cultivate their ability to think critically and analytically and to
find creative solutions for solving problems. R-MC graduates are well-prepared for
successful careers, often far outside of their areas of study.
The Randolph-Macon EDGE,
the cornerstone of the Center for Personal and Career
Development, helps Randolph-Macon students lead the pack when competing
for jobs and top graduate schools. Students have the support of faculty, career
coaches, alumni and staff as they focus on their personal and academic ambitions.
Students may choose to pursue paid or volunteer internships in a wide variety of
settings. The Bassett Internship Program
has been successfully placing students in academic internships both in the U.S.
and around the globe for 30 years. Coordinated with the Center for Personal and
Career Development, the program helps students identify their interests and matches
them with an appropriate internship opportunity.
The college’s Four-Year Degree
Guarantee guarantees in writing that freshmen who meet the Four-Year Degree
Guarantee requirements will graduate within four calendar years. If not, Randolph-Macon
will waive tuition costs for courses needed to complete the degree. Currently, 95
percent of R-MC graduates complete their degree in four years or less—an important
value-added benefit for parents to consider when visiting colleges with their students.
R-MC's Study Abroad program offers students
a beyond-the-classroom global perspective. Students can choose from a host of travel
courses and semester-abroad programs.
The Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
program gives students the opportunity to conduct 10 weeks of original research
under the guidance of faculty mentors. Many students present their findings at national
and international conferences.
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