The IR Lynk: Classroom to Career

International Experience for International Careers

Careers in an increasingly globalized world require the ability to navigate a fast-paced environment that spans state borders. We encourage all of our students to study abroad and pursue internships that expose them to different cultures and languages and to obtain the skills needed to continue to succeed beyond Mount Holyoke.

Photo of Julia Kellerbauer
IR student liaison Julia Kellerbauer ’18 adds a touch of home at work.
Photo of Olivia Lucas ’18 and her host famliy in Cameroon
For Olivia Lucas ’18, multilingualism was her gateway to a new culture and experience of identity.
Image of Maimuna Ahmad ’09 with current students.
Maimuna Ahmad ’09, CEO of Teach for Bangladesh, shares how her organization is transforming the lives of children and their teachers
Photo of Javeria Kella ’19 in Liberia
Beyond the classroom: Javeria Kella ’19 discusses her internship with Gbowee Peace Foundation in Liberia.
 Emily McGranachan  '12 at the Madres de Plaza de Mayo
Emily McGranachan '12: The Spanish department fostered my passion for social movements in Latin America in a way that only language acquisition can.
 Emily McGranachan '12 at the Marcha de la Diversidad Sexual, Santiago, Chile, 2011.
Emily McGranachan '12: I frequently think about my experience traveling and living internationally when talking about LGBTQ rights and the global movement