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Working for social justice, equity, and change

What is your dream career?

Like Patrick Fraser’17, your path to a career 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, 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. More interested in forensic psychology? Jolene Goeden’94 used her experiences at Beloit to launch a career with the FBI.

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 foundations to grad programs to lobbying, Beloiters around the world are here to guide and support you.  

Justice & Rights

Your Mentors

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.

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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.

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.

Joseph Derosier
Joseph P. Derosier

Joseph Derosier and his students examine literature, film, and other forms of media to understand how our world has been imagined and realized, and how we ourselves participate in how these worlds are perpetuated, altered, and reimagined.

Pablo Toral
Pablo Toral

Pablo Toral takes students into the field to learn sustainability from the ground up, working with the communities they visit.

Ron Watson, Ph.D.
Ron Watson

Ron works closely with students interested in working in public health and other community-based health promotion work, as well as research pertaining to racial justice, equity and equality.

Paving the way for diversity and inclusion in Illinois
Alumni in Action

Paving the way for diversity and inclusion in Illinois

A Beloit College education, mentors, and even jobs have launched Dr. Atiera Coleman into a career as a distinguished social equity leader and scholar committed to creating more equitable environments within organizations.

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Mar20th

Joan Donovan Student Workshop: “The Future Will Be Terrible”

Weissberg Chair Joan Donovan will lead students through a workshop on imagining technology and the future. 

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The crowd begins to form in front of Middle College for the 2023 Constitution Day reading.

A Constitution Day Celebration

In recognition of Constitution Day, faculty, staff and students read the Constitution and its Amendments. 

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