Phillip Blush '08
“Randolph-Macon College provided me with a well-rounded education and the skills
needed to excel and adapt in an ever-changing international business environment,”
says economics/business major
Phillip Blush ’08. “I also met some of my best friends at R-MC, and
those relationships have helped me in all of my work experiences.”
Blush, a contracts and pricing associate for IDS International Government Services
LLC, twice participated in Randolph-Macon College’s unique study-abroad program.
The college’s January Term study/travel
courses are challenging, exciting academic and intercultural experiences.
“I traveled to China during my junior year and to England during my senior year,”
he says. “Both courses continue to enrich me, as much of my work centers around
international military contracting.”
Students considering Randolph-Macon would do well to heed Blush’s advice.
“Take advantage of everything and anything offered,” he says. “Study-abroad courses
in particular can give you new insight into your interests. Randolph-Macon offers
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.
The 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.