Photo of alumna Susan Long

By Courtney Hammett ‘19 In May 2018, Converse alumna Susan Byrnes Long ‘o4 launched a podcast that had been years in the making. How She Got Here was borne of personal and political turmoil and the eternal question: How do I get from hoping to doing my part to make the world better? The first…
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Andrew Blanchard Bill Dunlap Hailey Hodge

The stereo in Andrew Blanchard’s Union Street studio quietly plays the phantasmagorical soundtrack from the brilliant 2012 film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” As a backdrop for a long, meandering chat with the hyperkinetic Converse College associate professor of art, the music couldn’t be any more fitting. The movie’s about a precocious 6-year-old named Hushpuppy,…
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Lauren Jensen

What did you do with your summer vacation? Lauren Jensen, a 2013 Converse graduate, parlayed her summer internship into a career position with a local company. “I began my internship with Mermet the summer of 2011. I had just completed my sophomore year of college and I knew it was time to start pursuing a…
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Converse College Student

Hailey Hodge double-majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Studio Art. She was able to land two internships by integrating and applying the skills she learned in both her areas of interest. Hodge completed a design internship at Whipp, an advertising agency in Spartanburg, SC, in the spring of 2012.  “I had just finished…
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Converse College Student

Caroline Burnett didn’t spend January Term sitting in a classroom. Instead, she powered up her resumé by working alongside the team at local marketing agency Launch Something, helping with press conferences, contacting clients, researching products, and brainstorming catchy slogans for upcoming marketing pieces. “It was challenging in the beginning, but since I’d taken Marketing Communications…
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