Category Archives: Internships

Taking a Stand for Social Justice

The words incarceration and restorative justice flow easily in conversation from Cheyenne Brashear, a Rainier Scholar and senior at The Bush School. As a young person, Cheyenne has a deeper understanding of the juvenile justice system than most people her … Continue reading

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Explaining a Life-Changing Experience

As a recent college graduate, I’ve had some time to reflect on the experiences that have been vital to my academic journey and Rainier Scholars seems to be the one that stands out the most. Whenever I hear the question, … Continue reading

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Bringing it Full Circle – A New Generation of Leaders

As one of the newest members of the Development team, I recently attended my first Rainier Scholars event. I was inspired to witness our college graduates share their insights and act as strong champions for a new wave of young … Continue reading

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Nicole Frederick: Engineering a Better World

In all facets of life, Nicole Frederick is a burgeoning force for good. “Every morning, if I wake up and I don’t feel like I’m contributing to the world, or doing something good for people, I feel frustrated. Renewable energy … Continue reading

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Top of the Mountain

We are in the home stretch of bringing this fiscal year to a close and it always seems to be a time of reflection for me as we enjoy the view at the top of the mountain having achieved our … Continue reading

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Kudos for Rainier Scholars’ College Interns

The employers of our most recent group of college interns gave consistently positive feedback on working with our scholars, 100% of survey respondents indicating they would hire a Rainier Scholar again! They were recognized for their ability to adapt and … Continue reading

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Building the Resume of Life

Rainier Scholars Martin Nguyen and Saedah Ham recently won the Liberty Mutual Insurance Video Challenge,  an annual nationwide contest to create the most creative and compelling video outlining the benefits of interning at Safeco. Martin, a Cohort II college scholar … Continue reading

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Scholars by the Bay: Charting their Courses

It was my great pleasure to visit the Bay Area last week and catch up with a few of our college scholars. Four students joined me for a group dinner in Palo Alto and then I had the chance to visit with … Continue reading

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Summer Opportunites, Future Careers

I’m starting my 5th year as an Academic Counselor (AC) at Rainier Scholars, first working with the Academic Counseling and Support (ACSS) phase 7th -9th graders and for the past 2 years with the Leadership Development (LD) phase 10th – … Continue reading

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