The strangeness of starting my professional career

By Whitley Raney ’13 Last weekend I had to make the jump from being a student to taking ownership over the knowledge that I supposedly gained as a student. It was a weird concept to think about, and I’m still not entirely sure that I am ready to take that responsibility and change of identity. […]

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Back 2 School with GJP

By Kenneth Westberry ’13 My two “C’s” at Davidson in Basic Studio Art and Basic Acting led me to the realization that I’m not that great at art.  In the first, I was “too explorative” and not willing to pay mind to structure.  In the latter I wasn’t explorative enough. But I put my skills […]

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Early signs that I am in the right profession

By Eli Kahn ’13 It’s hard to imagine that I’m into my sixth week working at the Foundation For The Carolinas.  This opportunity through the Davidson Impact Fellows program has truly been an amazing experience, and one that I will cherish.  Before I started my fellowship at the Foundation, I would often struggle with answering […]

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What I Wish I Had Learned in College

By Melodie Mendez ‘13 It has been one month since I’ve started my job as a Public Policy fellow at FHMM in Merida, Yucatan. I’ve enjoyed almost the entire experience but I would be amiss to say that had it not been for extreme patience (which I didn’t always exemplify) and great feats of flexibility […]

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My Journey Begins

By Kenneth Westberry ’13 Before I applied to the Georgia Justice Project, I was familiar with their work. In my freshman year at Davidson, I remember hearing Doug (Doug Ammar ’84) speak at a dinner at Dean Terry’s house and saying to myself then…”Wow, I need to intern with this guy and his people!” I […]

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Welcome!

This is a blog for reflections from a group of recent Davidson College graduates now working in non-profit organizations around the world.  The Davidson Impact Fellows program placed 16 students into one-year fellowships beginning in the Summer of 2013.  Each of the fellows is a 2013 graduate of Davidson College working in his/her first professional […]

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