Each year, more than 500 Mount Holyoke graduates start the next phase of their lives. For some this means graduate or professional school, for others a job in a business or nonprofit organization. For all, it involves having a dream and finding a path to reach it.
Wherever they go, our graduates draw upon the critical thinking skills they learned at Mount Holyoke. The strong liberal arts foundation they gain here applies equally well to careers in medicine, business, science, law, the arts, public service and academia.
Mount Holyoke’s network of nearly 38,000 living alumnae is one of the institution’s most valued assets. Through an extensive online directory, students can seek advice from alumnae in almost any field and across the globe. Guided by more than 2,000 volunteers, the Alumnae Association also offers diverse programs, expertise and resources to foster lifelong learning and connect Mount Holyoke graduates to each other and the College.
Recruiting and Internships
Mount Holyoke connects with more than 1,000 employers each year through five main recruiting programs: on-campus events, Five College shared schedules, career fairs, the Résumé Referral program and our database select listings.
Students also connect with employers through summer and January Term internships. Many students do two or three internships; an increasing number of students do even more.
Graduate and Professional Schools
Typically, 21 percent of graduates go directly on to graduate, professional and postbaccalaureate programs. Over 80 percent enroll in advanced degree programs within 10 years after graduation. Postgraduate institutions attended by recent Mount Holyoke graduates include Brandeis University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Tufts University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and Yale University. The CDC helps students prepare for testing, work through the application process, and find applicable fellowships and grants. More about graduate and professional schools...
Mount Holyoke women have an enviable record of winning major awards, scholarships and fellowships — including the Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship, the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Datatel Scholarships, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships and Fulbright Full Grants. More about Fellowships...