Suzie Zeh '09
A liberal arts education helped Randolph-Macon College alumna Suzie Zeh '09
develop the skills needed to tackle just about anything. Her fast-paced job as an
interactive project manager at Free Agents Marketing demands that Zeh stay on her
toes. She credits R-MC for helping her stay on top of even the most demanding projects.
“My advisors, along with the staff in the Center for
Personal and Career Development, were instrumental in helping me land two
internships,” says Zeh, an
economics major whose first internship led to a full-time job at the Children’s
Museum of Richmond. Campus organizations also helped enrich her college experience.
“The relationships I built during
student activities such as Habitat for Humanity and the
Honors Association—along with my involvement in a
sorority—have lasted well beyond graduation,” says Zeh. “I recommend
that new students take advantage of the wide variety of resources available at R-MC.
Whether it is studying abroad, Greek Life, research, or internships, there is so
much more to R-MC than what happens in the classroom. Go for it.”
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. Randolph-Macon’s alumni provide
a strong network of support for students throughout their time at the college or
in assisting them after graduation with career direction and opportunities.
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.
Study Abroad programs 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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