The Lynk

Lynn Pasquerella
MHC Unveils New Initiative
President Pasquerella said the College will now fund one approved internship for every student in the sophomore or junior year through The Lynk.
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Mount Holyoke students don’t just talk about changing the world.

Since 1837, Mount Holyoke has taught smart, curious, creative women to lead, discover, innovate, and challenge the status quo. The Lynk is a key part of the College’s promise to prepare you to face the future with confidence.

The Lynk connects your academic work with practical experience and career exploration. It includes a range of advising resources, as well as networking with accomplished alumnae. And you’ll receive funding for a summer internship or research.

The Lynk runs throughout your time at Mount Holyoke and includes four elements:


Goal Setting

The Lynk starts with exploring interests and thinking about long-term goals. Choosing courses, declaring a major, learning about study abroad options, and connecting with MHC’s extensive resources are all part of the discovery phase. From your first semester to your last, you’ll consult with a faculty advisor and a range of mentors and advisors from across campus as you plan and progress through each academic year.

Professional Development

Through networking, site visits, and a wide range of pre-professional and job skills workshops, you’ll gain the skills and savvy to stand out in any job market. The Lynk connects you to thousands of accomplished Mount Holyoke alumnae who open doors for each other.

Practical Experience

The Lynk helps you experience the value of intellectual flexibility and critical thinking in a workplace or community setting. Resources include a funded internship, community-based learning and Nexus programs, and field and lab research.

The Launch

The Lynk ensures that you use your liberal arts education to articulate career choices and life decisions. You’ll showcase your accomplishments at the post-internship LEAP Symposium, in senior capstone poster sessions and exhibitions, and at Senior Symposium.

You’ll be ready to not only face change, but lead it.

If you are an alumna who would like to participate in student-alumnae programming, please join The Career Network and the Alumnae Association LinkedIn group and keep your contact information and professional profile up-to-date so we can contact you.