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After Oberlin

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.

A Career in the Creative Side of Journalism

Justine Goode ’16 has always wanted to work at a print magazine in either a design or an editorial capacity. Today, the former editor of the Grape , Oberlin's alternative student newspaper, is fulfilling both career goals at Vanity Fair .
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Sparking Interest in Sexual Health Education

November 29, 2017

Just a few months after graduating, Tory Sparks ’17 has landed her dream job as a community outreach educator with Planned Parenthood. She’s stationed in the organization’s Washtenaw County location in Michigan, where she works with high schoolers.
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Turning a Passion Into a Career

October 23, 2017

Nolan Boomer ’16 cultivated a passion for book arts, curatorial practices, and architectural history, giving him the tools to pursue a self-curated career in the arts.
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Traveling with Teresa Tippens '15

September 19, 2017

Teresa Tippens ’15 recently returned from a two-year Oberlin Shansi fellowship teaching English in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
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Kate Frost ’15 Tackles Medical Goals

July 17, 2017

Kate Frost ’15 majored in biology and neuroscience and minored in chemistry. The Oberlin alum knew early on that she was on a science track. Today she’s completing her first year of medical school at Vanderbilt University.
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From Chemistry to Circus

May 10, 2017

Hayley Larson '14 teaches at Aloft Circus Arts and Aerial Dane Chicago and performs as Duo Filamental.
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The Art of Library Work

April 12, 2017

Anna Feuer ’14 currently works as the senior acquisitions assistant in the Technical Services department at the Art Institute of Chicago, the largest art museum in the country.
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Chemistry and Conservation

March 8, 2017

Noalle Fellah ’16 is combining her passion for art history and chemistry as she pursues a PhD at New York University.
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Sprinting to Success

January 6, 2017

Sarel Loewus '16, former captain of Oberlin women's track and field and cross country teams, is pursuing a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.
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From Pianist to Analyst

September 21, 2016

Rachael Shapiro ’16 made the leap from piano performance to corporate America, working as a private equity research analyst for Third Bridge, a Manhattan firm.
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Purposeful Entertainment

June 29, 2016

Rosie Hertzman ’15 is combining her dream of working in entertainment and her passion for social justice as a production assistant at Red Thread Productions and the comarketing and advocacy coordinator for Dark Matter Productions.
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