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.

Kiana Lussier '13 standing in a city office in Sydney, Australia
Kiana Lussier '13: It is exhilarating to feel passionate about your field of work and study! MHC Geography helped me put my career path in motion.
Olivia Lucas (far right) with her host family on International Women's Day
Olivia Lucas: Here in the U.S. we’re caught up in our technology and race from one thing to the next, but there, close social ties are far more important.
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.
 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
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Founder of On-Her-Own, the first work-study program in Ethiopia helping to provide low-income female students with non-exploitative means of income.
Photo of Julia Kellerbauer
IR student liaison Julia Kellerbauer ’18 adds a touch of home at work.