From Bodybuilding to a School Building: An Alumna’s Unconventional Path to Success

In an ideal world, Hillsdale grads would walk the stage, receive their diplomas, celebrate, and start their new careers right away. It didn’t happen that way for Lisa Schulz, class of ’87.

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Life After Hillsdale: “It’s the People” in the Real World

Tom Novelly, a 2017 Hillsdale grad, lives the exciting, fast-paced life of a breaking news and crime reporter for the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Liberal Arts and Politics in the “Real World”

Before Elliot Gaiser graduated from Hillsdale in 2012, he competed on the debate team, wrote for the College newspaper, led the business club Enactus, played cello in the orchestra, presided over College Republicans, and learned to play bagpipes. Elliot pursued all of these things because he followed what he loved to do.

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Mentee to Mentor: Rebekah Dell Finds her Home in Hillsdale

In November of her senior year of high school, Associate Dean of Women Rebekah Dell had actually never heard of the place she’d call her home for the next fifteen years. She accounted her first visit as a freezing, miserably cold winter day.

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Applying to an Internship: A Guide from an Intern Coordinator

Having gone from being an intern to being hired to manage my company’s internship program within the matter of a few months, I have been on both sides of the application process in recent history.

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A Marriage of Two Disciplines: Nancie Petrucelli’s Career in Genetic Counseling

When Nancie (Walden) Petrucelli, ’92, came to Hillsdale, she planned to become a veterinarian. She quickly declared her biology major and focused on achieving her goal until a well-timed class schedule opened her eyes to an entirely different career.

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The Inner Workings of Boats and Businesses

For Emma Kendro, ’16, what started as a summer job in the Bay Harbor area of Northern Michigan became a post-graduation career.

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Research as Tough as Diamonds: A Liberal Arts Approach to Engineering

Viktor Rozsa, ’14, studied the great books under Dr. Jackson and classics with Dr. Hutchinson. His summers, however, he spent researching geophysics and molecular behavior in extreme conditions.

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Broadening the Mind

“Part of a liberal arts education is understanding history and heritage,” Aaron said. “That is no different for psychology than it is for any other discipline.”

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From Butterfly House to Biology Lab

“I owe my career to my mother. When I was in high school, she encouraged me to get a job at a butterfly house,” says Ben Proshek, ’07.

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Counting Sheep (and Caribou) in Alaska

Apart from the cold and snow, it would seem Hillsdale and an Alaska survival show have little in common. But Hillsdale alumna Erin Julianus, ’08, has a connection to both.

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From Fashion to Automotive

Alumna Rachel Fernelius, ’15, has taken on work in both the fashion and car industries, and to her surprise, she prefers the latter.

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