Professional Development Programs

Fullbridge XBA in Business Fundamentals at Mount Holyoke College

On campus at Mount Holyoke College | June 2 - 27, 2014
Tuition: $4,500 - Special Funding Available!* | More Information & Application
Rising Juniors and Seniors at Mount Holyoke College may use their Lynk-UAF funds to defray the costs of participation.

Open only to students at schools in the Five College Consortium and recommended for rising juniors and seniors. The Fullbridge XBA in Business Fundamentals provides a deep dive into the world of business. You will work closely in teams of five to six to tackle real-world projects. You will build a strong core of business competencies, master a toolkit of professional skills and build your confidence. And every step of the way you will be guided and inspired by your own personal Fullbridge coaches.

During the program, classrooms will be transformed into a simulated workplace environment. The program is full time, lecture-free, and hands-on immersive, combining collaborative learning with challenging business exercises and dynamic e-learning modules. The Fullbridge XBA in Business Fundamentals culminates in a final project where you apply everything you have learned.

*We are thrilled to announce that special funding has made it possible for us to offer the Fullbridge Program to the first ten Mount Holyoke applicants. Special funding is still available to MHC students - please contact Dyanne Rousseau for details.

Next round application deadline: April 7, 2014
Final application deadline: May 5, 2014

Learn more about the program, application process, housing, and financial aid.

Koru Careers, Inc.

Seattle, WA or San Francisco, CA | June or July, 2014
Tuition: $2,750 (This opportunity is Lynk UAF Funding eligible for rising seniors
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Mount Holyoke is one of a handful of elite liberal arts colleges to partner with Koru, an innovative Seattle start-up founded by entrepreneurs, educators, and business leaders looking to help college juniors and seniors launch meaningful careers. Koru’s four-week summer programs give you hands-on work experience with incredible companies, plus coaching from seasoned experts who are invested in your success. Koru's approach to career development is very much in line with The Lynk – MHC's systematic approach to connecting students’ academic work with practical experience and career exploration.

During this program, rising seniors and recent graduates will work directly with employers such as zulily, REI, Trupanion and Smartsheet to develop solutions to real challenges provided by the companies. Participants are coached throughout the experience on industry best practices, business etiquette, and skill development - valuable abilities and talents that are normally learned during your first year on the job.

Application Deadlines

June & July programs in Seattle: Final applications are due May 5, 2014. 

September programs in Seattle & San Francisco: First round applications are due May 5, 2014.  Final applications are due August 11, 2014.

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