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  • <div class="hero-story-wrapper container mb-2"><div class="hero-story col-lg-3 offset-lg-3 px-3 pb-2"><h4><a href="/live/news/1442-working-to-empower-immigrants-and-refugees">Working to empower immigrants and refugees</a></h4><p> From study abroad and internship opportunities to resources to support her diverse research interests Beloit helped Claire Ramos’19 <a href="/live/news/1442-working-to-empower-immigrants-and-refugees">turn her passions into a profession</a>. </p></div></div><div class="hero-header-image" style="background-image: url(/live/image/gid/72/height/670/src_region/0,86,493,579/4098_claire_ramos.rev.1586049608.JPG); background-size:cover; background-position:center; min-height:400px;"><div class="" style="position:static;"><span class="lw_image_caption lw_align_right px-3" style="">Claire Ramos (left) in Senegal where she studied and interned at a rural health clinic.</span></div></div>

Working for social justice, equity, and change

What is your dream career?

Like Patrick Fraser’17, it might start with a first-year seminar on the U.S. war on terrorism, continue with an internship at Mothers at Risk in Brussels, Belgium, turn into winning a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Malaysia, and then lead to working as a civil rights advocate at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont. 

Or you might take your experience advocating for transgender rights on campus to the Iowa statehouse, fighting for healthcare equality like Tobias Gurl’12

Or your time at Beloit working at the nearby Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office might launch a legal career with the Bronx Defenders, serving low-income Bronx residents in criminal, civil, child welfare, and immigration cases, like Harvard-educated criminal defense lawyer Ruth Hamilton’07.

Chart your own path

With support from professors, staff, and alumni mentors, you can take advantage of all Beloit has to offer. Courses that spark your passions, resources found only at Beloit, and internships and study opportunities across the globe are your stepping stones.  

Your new professional network 

Beloit’s long-standing commitment to human rights and social justice provides students with a wide variety of alumni and friends across the world.  From embassies to the State Department to non-profits to grad programs, Beloiters around the world are here to guide and support you.  

Justice & Rights

Your Mentors

Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy
Lisa Anderson-Levy

Lisa Anderson-Levy encourages students to apply theoretical frameworks they learn in her classes to their lives and social worlds beyond the campus.

Elizabeth Brewer
Elizabeth Brewer

Elizabeth Brewer helps students find domestic and international study abroad opportunities that will allow them to both broaden and deepen their interests in human rights and social justice.

Daniel Brückenhaus
Daniel Brückenhaus

Daniel Brückenhaus studies how both prominent anti-colonial leaders and grass-roots members of anti-colonial movements used laughter as a form of resistance.

Dr. Atiera Coleman
Atiera Coleman

Atiera Coleman uses an asset-based approach to promote equity for all members of the college community through fostering an inclusive campus climate and enhancing the understanding and connections within diverse communities.

Michael Dango
Michael Dango

Michael Dango and his students examine contemporary art, media, and literature to see how people are developing frameworks for making sense of urgent political, social, and environmental questions.

Manger Professor of International Relations
Beth Dougherty

A political scientist with an international relations focus, human rights figure largely in Beth Dougherty’s research, teaching, and college service.

Professor Rachel Ellett
Rachel Ellett

Political scientist Rachel Ellett studies comparative judicial policies, rule of law development, gender and judging, and lawyers and the state in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kate Johnston
Katherine Johnston

Kate Johnston encourages students to consider the ways that inequities in the past influence our present and future.

Celebrating the 19th Amendment by studying Beloit women’s history
Work Experience

Celebrating the 19th Amendment by studying Beloit women’s history

Fiona Cismesia ’21 documented the rights of women in Beloit through her summer internship with the Beloit Historical Society (BHS).

“Working under the guidance and support of the BHS I have been able to solidify my interest in museum work and the nonprofit sector.”

Hispanic Cultures, Human Rights, and Careers

Alumnae visit Professor Sylvia López’s “Human Rights and Hispanic Cultures” to talk about pursuing  fulfilling careers and living impactful lives after Beloit.

Superior in front of a mural dedicated to Breonna Taylor

Acting Up in 2020

Superior Murphy’21, Students for an Inclusive Campus (SIC) chair, reflects on the anti-racism work she and other SIC members engaged in over summer 2020.


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