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Below are stories from students and alumnae (many in their own words) reflecting on their experiences with the academic departments, faculty, study abroad, internships, graduate school, careers, awards, and research at Mount Holyoke College. The Lynk Initiative not only provides summer internship funding but also enhanced advising, mentoring, and a process of curricular innovation to incorporate opportunities for experiential learning.
Margaret Murdock ' 18 :One of the most critical parts of research is being able to communicate what you learn and discover.
Debbie Fazen ’04: my independent research with Professor Gomez and the skills I gained were vital to my success as a Regulatory Affairs specialist.
Naomi Rodri '15: like historians, theatrical professionals constantly question what a play means and how it can be understood in its historical context.
Weixi Lei '13 explains how the critical thinking skills she developed at MHC help her contribute valuable perspectives when assessing business projects.
Olivia Griffin '13: everyone assured me, “your undergrad major doesn’t matter" but I am absolutely sure I chose the right major in Middle Eastern Studies.
Ariel Szabo White ’09: I am thankful to my professors, who encouraged me to experiment.
Elizabeth Dickinson 'FP13: I can now work with any bird species and have solid biological fieldwork skills that will translate to a variety of job types.
Gretchen Luft Harris Ph.D. ’63: Mount Holyoke is a place where women are encouraged women to pursue their goals and this means beyond college
Nooria Puri: history provided me with the necessary framework to understand a spectrum of subjects, and contemporary issues.
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