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After Beloit


As one of the “International 50,” Beloit College is recognized as one of the leading colleges in preparing American students for international service, diplomacy, and scholarship. 

What do our students do with the international relations major?

Our graduates have had many opportunities to practice what they have learned. In the past five years, Beloit students have gone on to graduate programs at Johns Hopkins, George Washington University, Tufts University, the University of Maryland, Oxford, and the University of Iowa Law School. Many have earned doctorate degrees and are in the academic profession.

Others have moved into the business world and are executives in corporations both in the U.S. and overseas. A significant number are in government agencies. We have had at least two alumni serve as ambassadors and many more in high level State Department positions and other government executive departments. Some have become journalists, among them is a woman who directs the PBS News Hour.

One alumnus is an international consultant specializing in developmental and environmental issues in East Africa. Another alumnus is a successful jewelry designer and manufacturer. He believes his education in international relations prepared him beautifully for life.

Stories

Quito residents participate in a workshop on growing vegetables. Maria Elvira Lopez’21 assisted in this project.

Moving from Project Idea to Project Implementation, at Beloit and Beyond

In fall 2020, Maria Elvira Lopez’21 designed a project to increase community resilience in a Quito neighborhood in an environmental studies capstone course. Support from the World Wildlife Fund made project implementation possible.

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Dr. Tamanisha John

Alumna Tamanisha John’15 earns PhD, becomes IPE professor at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Tamanisha John’15 earned her PhD in International Relations from Florida International University in May 2021. Her dissertation, called “Canadian Banks and Imperialism in the English-Speaking Caribbean,” received the highest praise from her committee members and has been nominated for FIU’s best dissertation award.

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Ying Pang’90, shown in 1989, stands in front of Middle College holding a computer science textbook.

Becoming an International College

Beloit’s first forays into international education started with missionary work. As the college’s international outlook evolved, it led to developments like a historic exchange program with a top Chinese university and an integrated approach that thrives today. 

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How the secular becomes religious

Kaveri Sarkar’20 recently had an article examining the current political climate in India published in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics.

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Jack Chelsky’20 (left) relaxing with a Johannes Hollenhorst, an exchange student to Beloit from the University of Erfurt, on a terrace outside the Topkapi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus Straight.

Inspired by friendships, studies, and alumni to work abroad post-Beloit

An international relations major, Jack Chelsky’20 is preparing to teach English in Japan through the JET program post-graduation. His inspirations: international student friendships, two summers spent volunteering and interning abroad, his international relations studies, and Beloit graduates who came before him.

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Marcail Distante (IR - Class of ’16)

Working to empower immigrants

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Emily Verburg in Rwanda.

Working to promote social justice

Emily Verburg (IR - Class of ’12)

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