What lies ahead for Oberlin graduates? They’ve risen to the challenge of rigorous academics, they’ve pursued their passions and taken advantage of real-world experience, and now they’re ready to forge their own paths.
Follow recent grads as they land in highly coveted positions and career-making internships and graduate programs.
Amara Granderson’s visions of Broadway came into focus on the stages of Oberlin.Read Full Story
Virtual Business, Actual Visit
March 28, 2023
The Obies behind Virtu.Academy share their story in a March 30 career talk.
March 23, 2023
Former Truman Scholar Henry Hicks' 21 is a D.C.-based writer and organizer working as a special projects manager for Nonprofit Quarterly.
From Art History Major to Marketing Manager
March 10, 2023
A series of marketing internships and a willingness to be open to new ideas paid off for Jessica Moskowitz, who handles media planning and buying of social media ads for Microsoft.
How Biostatistical Analysts Are Born
March 1, 2023
Ian Dinsmore studied physics and math. Then an internship shed light on a new path.
He’s Feeling Lucky
February 28, 2023
Software engineer Matt Blankinship ensures digital privacy for Google’s 1 billion users.
Finding a Calling in Oberlin's Writing Associates Program
February 23, 2023
After graduating from Oberlin in 2022, Ryo Adachi began a full-time position in Oberlin's Writing Associates Program.
Oberlin a Top Producer of Fulbright Students for 2022-23
February 20, 2023
Honor marks 14th consecutive year of recognition by the prestigious exchange program.
Jane Sedlak ’19 Studies the Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke
April 20, 2022
Jane Sedlak graduated from Oberlin College in 2019 with a degree in chemistry and was named the winner of Oberlin’s Nexial Prize. Given to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and an interest in cultural study, the Nexial Prize comes with a $50,000 award, which afforded Sedlak the opportunity following graduation to study art conservation at the Louvre in Paris. She is currently a graduate student at University of California San Diego.
The Pursuit of Research and Understanding How the Brain Works
March 15, 2022
David Shostak’20, a native of San Francisco, played four years on the varsity soccer team and graduated with a major in biology, a concentration in cognitive science, and a minor in environmental science. For the past two years, he has worked at a neurobiology lab at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In fall 2022, Shostak will begin working toward a PhD in neuroscience at the University of California San Francisco. Read more about Shostak in this After Oberlin Q&A.
Director Ry Russo-Young ’03 on Filmmaking, Storytelling, and Nuclear Family
January 6, 2022
On September 26, director Ry Russo-Young ’03 released her three-part documentary film Nuclear Family on HBO Max, which follows her landmark custody case that unfolded in the late 1980s. The film is an intimate look into Russo-Young’s childhood growing up as the younger daughter of two lesbian mothers and a paternity suit that threatened to upend their "nuclear family."
Criminal Justice Reporter to Foreign Correspondent: Leila Miller ’16
November 22, 2021
Hispanic studies and politics major Leila Miller ’16 recently transitioned from criminal justice reporter to foreign correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. She recently moved to Mexico City to begin her new position covering the news in Mexico and Latin America.
A Well-Rounded Med Student: Mia Bates ’18
October 22, 2021
Neuroscience major and cross-country team alum Mia Bates ’18 is studying at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, New York. She reflects on her time at Oberlin, and how the liberal arts model allowed her to become a well-rounded student and explore her passions.