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Jennifer Gurev '20 at her internship

Summer is the season for internships, particularly for Claremont McKenna College students. In the most recent available College Senior Survey of CMC students (Class of 2016), 95 percent of CMC seniors completed an internship during their time enrolled at the College.

CMCers garnering internship opportunities during their time at the College has been a rapidly rising trend for the past seven years, with the percentage of CMC students completing internships increasing annually.

Aerial view of CMC

CMC students have always vied for prestigious scholarships and fellowships among an often worldwide field of highly competitive applicants, and invariably, the College makes an amazing showing each year.

The College continues its enviable track record of success with CMCers finishing in the top rank of the most prestigious academic awards programs in the U.S. This year, 14 students from CMC have received grant awards from some of the world’s leading academic institutions.

CMS women's tennis players Lindsay Brown and Nicole Tan

Seven spring sports teams (women’s golf, men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, men’s track & field, women’s track & field) made the NCAA Championships this year. CMS had four teams finish in the top-10 nationally.

Golf (Athenas)

The women's golf team ended the 2017 season in eighth nationally, the program's highest-ever finish at the NCAA Championships. The team total score of 1262 is also the lowest in program history at the NCAA Championships. Margaret Loncki ’18 finished in a tie for fifth individually.

Claremont Colleges Men's Rugby - 2017 NSCRO National Champions

In the team’s second-straight title match appearance, the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this year won it all, and captured the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship. Claremont played a virtually flawless championship match to defeat Tufts (Mass.) University, 65-0, on Sunday, April 30, at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

It is the second national championship for the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this decade, after a Division II national championship in 2010.

ROTC training takes place at Camp Pendleton

Twice a year cadets from Claremont McKenna’s Army ROTC program travel down to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for three days of training. The training occurs once in the fall and again in the spring, most recently from April 7-9.

Camp Pendleton is a little less than an hour north of San Diego. The base’s footprint stretches from San Clemente to the north, Oceanside to the south, Interstate 15 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

CMC students in the board room of a company in Chicago during their trip

Over spring break, 16 students traveled to Chicago to take part in the first-ever health services and sciences-focused networking trip to the Windy City, led by the Soll Center for Student Opportunity at Claremont McKenna College.

The week in Chicago (March 12-17) was filled with excellent learning and networking opportunities for students at host workplaces. Host organizations ranged from traditional hospitals, to research facilities and science incubators.

Good afternoon CMC Community,

I am writing to you with some exciting news. Since my arrival at CMC in July, I’ve spent my time getting to know and coming to love this place. In addition to my own observations, I’ve enjoyed hundreds of conversations with many of you regarding your insights as to existing strengths and opportunities to improve the student experience. I am grateful to all the faculty, staff, alumnae, parents, and especially students who offered their thoughts and perspectives.

Claremont Colleges Men's Rugby team picture

The Claremont Colleges Lions men’s rugby club team is hosting the PacWest Cup playoffs on Claremont McKenna College’s Parents Field from April 8-9. Claremont takes on the University of Dallas in one PacWest Cup semifinal match on April 8 at 1 p.m., while Cal Maritime Academy and Angelo State (Texas) face off in the other semifinal match on April 8 at 11 a.m.

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