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Nexus Alumnae Stories
Mount Holyoke students and alumnae conduct informational interviews with alumnae working in the field through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. Search alumnae by major or career field. In addition, some alumnae are participating in the Alumnae Stay Program which is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.
Lily Corman Penzel '15: I learned how to effectively search databases, find elusive information and compile it into clear, succinct arguments.
Fay Gartenberg ‘11: mentorship helped me resolve a conflict between a financially secure career choice and exploring my artistic practice and identity.
“At Mount Holyoke I’ve seen women take charge and create beauty from nothing but an idea. The capacity to impact change is immense. Be bold, be brilliant.”
Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
"More well-funded institutions may be alluring, but at a smaller institution you can experience more diversity in your work and make a real difference"
Shreeya Joshi '15: I worked in the Public Affairs Office which dealt with communicating to the public and news media about the EPA.
"I’m investigating potential gender and racial discrimination in disciplinary action in the National Job Corps."
Tea Gongadze '12: at MHC, I developed sophisticated analytical skills and prudent judgment necessary to address firm`s financial and strategic concerns.
Alexandria Decatur '16; I was able to acquire additional knowledge and research material in the subject of Native American culture and history.
Hilary Pollan '12: My Nexus Global/Local Experiences helped me the most in collaborating with diverse groups to improve community health.
Alexis Holliday ’16: I connected with the communities I was serving by communicating with lawyers, immigration officials, and youth in their own languages.
Sarah Hayden '15: it helped me realize how much I would like to continue my studies about Latin America and the environment.
“The gates of the College truly open to another world. Each interaction requires us all to take an introspective look at our values as well as our biases.”
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.
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