Professional Development Programs

Forté Foundation Rising Star Program

Online | self-paced, length varies
Tuition: free!
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Mount Holyoke College is a sponsor of Forté's Rising Star program—the easiest way to show leading employers that you're at the top of your game. Join for free and start earning points at your own pace.

Forté will help you in five major areas—career exploration, personal branding, job searching, networking, and professional values—and when you're done, you get to add the Rising Star designation to your resume.

The Rising Star program is open to undergraduate women of all majors at 20+ participating schools, including Mount Holyoke!

Learn more about the program and register.

Harvard Business School HBX CORe

Online | 8-19 weeks, ~150 hours (recommended to take in summer)
Tuition: $1,950 - scholarships available for MHC students!
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We have partnered with Harvard Business School's HBX CORe (Credential of Readiness). This exciting program provides a primer on the fundamentals of business thinking. It's designed to introduce you to the language of business, which is really just another way of saying that it begins with the assumption that the concept of “business” may be as unfamiliar to you as a foreign tongue. 

Each course covers three main content areas: Business Analytics (summarizing data, sampling & estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression), Economics for Managers (demand & supply, markets & competition), and Financial Accounting (accounting principles, financial statements, analysis & forecasting).

New cohorts forming now! Space is limited. Learn more and apply.

Smith-Tuck Fast Track to Business Bridge Program

Smith College | 2 weeks in January
Tuition: $5,000

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In just 2 weeks, the Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program helps connect future women leaders to meaningful careers--all while developing personal strengths that will last a lifetime. Learn practical management foundations as well as critical career and networking skills in a women-centered environment.

Courses are taught by the same top-ranked faculty who have made Tuck's MBA program a world leader. The Smith-Tuck Business Bridge Program will include the same core subject areas as the summer Tuck Business Bridge Program, giving you a foundation in financial accounting, managerial economics, marketing and corporate finance, and spreadsheet modeling.

Learn more about the program and apply.

Harvard Business School PEEK Weekend

Harvard University | 3 days in June
Tuition: $200 - need-based scholarships available!
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HBS PEEK Weekend seeks a diverse group of college students (sophomores, juniors, or seniors) who are exploring career options and want to understand how an MBA can help them achieve their long-term goals. Preference will be given to students who have not had academic or professional exposure (including internships) to business or business-related fields.

PEEK Weekend will help participants develop a greater understanding of the challenges leaders face, the many dimensions inherent in the business world, and the impact participants can have on their community and the world through organizational leadership.

The program fee includes case materials, accommodations, and meals for the weekend.

Applications open in spring. Space is limited. Learn more and apply.

Wall Street Prep

Smith or Amherst College | 1-2 days in fall or spring
Tuition: $99-199 - limited scholarships and transportation available for MHC students!
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Advanced Excel Boot Camp, February 25, 2018

Taught by financial training firm Wall Street Prep, these workshops and seminars bridge the gap between academics and the real world to give you the practical Excel, accounting, and financial modeling skills you will need during the recruiting process and on the job.

This intensive workshop is taught by an industry practitioner who conducts training at the world's top investment banks, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.

Online self-study courses are also available. Learn more.