On the Road With Praxis
A generous gift in honor of Rochelle “Shelly” Lazarus ’68,
chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, will support Praxis: The Liberal
Arts at Work, Smith College’s internship program. Ogilvy colleagues wishing
to commemorate Lazarus’ 35 years at the firm -- one of the largest advertising
companies in the world -- gave Smith $35,000 this fall to establish the new Shelly
Lazarus Praxis Internship Fund.
This year alone, Praxis internships took some 400 Smith
students to different parts of the world. The program, administered by the Career
Development Office, gives each student a $2,000 grant to cover the expenses of a
220-hour summer internship linked to an academic component. The organizations for
which they worked included museums in Boston and Oaxaca; news organizations such
as CNN and the Daily Hampshire Gazette; educational organizations in India, Cambodia
and the United States; and nongovernmental organizations such as the United Nations
Religions for Peace program in New York.
Chemistry major Aurora Fields ’08, top photo, worked
in the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital, while theatre major Diane Yea Bin Oh ’08
interned at The Public Theatre, both in New York. Visit www.smith.edu/future/next/praxis.php
for the personal stories of some of the 2006 Praxis interns.