Former IIP Intern Among 2020 Notable Graduates

Ahead of the December 13th virtual ceremony for the 2020 winter commencement, UW-Madison is highlighting a few notable graduates. Among them is IIP alum Alexis Lipkie, who did an internship with JR Central in Japan in 2019.

photo of AlexisAlexis Lipkie turned her UW-Madison education into a passport to see the world. She completed three programs through the International Division — an uncommon achievement. During the summer of 2019, she traveled in Japan through a prestigious Central Japan Railway Internship, studying the country’s high-speed rail system and business culture. For the 2019-20 academic year, she enrolled in an intensive Japanese language program at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, through the Nanzan University Exchange program. For her final semester this fall, she took part (virtually) in the Wisconsin in Washington internship program. “I’m glad to end my UW-Madison career with this program, as I feel it acts as the perfect gateway to shift from academics to the professional working world,” she says. Lipkie, of Winchester, Wisconsin, is earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and Japanese, with certificates in East Asian studies and technical Japanese.

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