Your Gifts at Work

  • Nhan Le '21

    With all Carleton has to offer, it was the mailboxes in Sayles-Hill that spoke to Nhan Le '21.

    “I liked how they were all unlocked—that everyone on campus obviously trusted each other so much,” she says. “I applied through QuestBridge, and when I matched with Carleton, I remember I cried when I found out. I was so happy and relieved.” 

  • Tsegaye Nega, center, and Deborah Gross, right

    The Global Classroom

    March 19, 2019

    International collaboration is a hallmark of Deborah Gross's and Tsegaye Nega's teaching.

  • Brittany Dominguez '21

    Brittany Dominguez '21 wasn't expecting to leave Texas. But thanks to the generous financial aid package Carleton offered, the choice to head north was obvious.

  • Students and professors on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota.

    Back from the Brink

    March 21, 2019

    Carleton students and professors are joining forces with the Dakotah Language Institute to preserve a critically endangered language.

  • Sarah Meerts is teaching Carleton's first "Introduction to Neuroscience" course.

    The Best Place to Start

    March 18, 2019

    Psychology professor Sarah Meerts believes introductory courses are just as important as advanced-level courses and projects. That’s why she partnered with postdoctoral fellow Brielle Bjorke to create Carleton’s first “Foundations in Neuroscience” course.

  • Anesu Masakura '20

    Anesu Masakura ’20

    February 6, 2017

    I grew up on the dusty streets of Sakubva, an old township in Mutare, Zimbabwe's third largest city. My father was a bus driver at a local bus company, but then he got retrenched following a severe hyperinflation in 2008. Ever since, he has been hopping from one menial job to the next to make ends meet. My mother, on the other hand, operates a small market stall, where she sells an assortment of second-hand clothes, potatoes and vegetables. She's the most hard-working person I've ever known and to some extent, I think I inherited her work ethic. Being the first child in a family of five children, I've had to set good precedents for my younger siblings to emulate. I vividly recall taking up part-time jobs in the neighborhood on weekends or during school break, to help my mother put food on the table. I also paid my own tuition (and my siblings') through selling beverages and buns every day after school.

  • Vicky Wu '17

    Vicky Wu ’17 set off for her externship with high hopes but few preconceptions. She knew externing at NSW Corp. in Portland, Ore., with Carleton parent Laird McCulloch P’12, P’15 and Kyle Raines would teach her about real estate investments. She hoped it might give her food for thought about a career path. And she assumed, like many do, it resemble job shadowing—simply observing professionals going about their days.

    She was wrong.

  • Anita Chikkatur, associate professor of educational studies

    Between learning opportunities through Off-Campus Studies and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, Carleton students are learning in lands far away and right in our own backyard.

  • Miko Zeldes-Roth '18

    After spending many of his childhood summers in Israel at peace and dialogue camps, interning at the White House under the Obama administration, and working on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, Miko Zeldes-Roth ’18 (New York City) says conflict resolution is in his blood. “It’s baked into my identity and my professional interests,” Zeldes-Roth says. “I want to find a way to make a difference in the world.”

  • A fellowship helped Fiona Fraser '18 find her path for life after graduation.

    From Fellowship to Career

    December 8, 2017

    “When you think of museums, you think of the main galleries—but this fellowship helped illuminate that curation has so many different facets,” Fiona Fraser '18 says. “I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of curators and look at hundreds of prints, and it was really eye-opening. Curation rooms are so valuable to students, professors, and researchers.” Now Fraser thinks her career might be museum curation.

  • Lisa Au '18 has taken five study abroad opportunities, including Japan.

    Worldwide Campus

    December 8, 2017

    Coming to Carleton from San Francisco, Lisa Au ’18 knew she wanted to have an international experience. Little did she know she’d have five.

  • Cindy Chen '18 in Kunming, China

    In its first year offered, the Qiguang Zhao Memorial Fund is already having a significant impact—in particular, it’s helped Cindy Chen ’18 reconnect with her heritage. An Asian studies major from Brooklyn, New York, Chen spent last summer studying Mandarin in Kunming, in China’s Yunnan Province.

  • Annemarie Eayrs '17

    Growing up in a single-parent home in West Concord, Minnesota—a rural town of about 700—Annemarie Eayrs ’17 considered Carleton a world away from what her life would look like post high school. But thanks to the Malcolm J. Nelson Endowed Scholarship Fund, that world opened up to her.