Alumnae Outcomes

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.

Shelly T Hsiao '10: I love practicing medicine and feel confident in my skills because of the solid science education and chemistry research experiences.
Photo of Miranda Gontz
discusses her internship at the Academy of Television and her plan for career success in the future.
Loren Robertson '06
Loren Robertson '06: At MHC, I majored in Dance and minored in Film, now I run a videography business in California.
Brook Huynh '15
"High Rocks is an alternative education program in Rural Appalachia where I did workshops to inspire, educate, and empower young women"
Ruth Zager '49
Ruth P. Zager '49: the study of history aids one in evaluating the 'talking heads' and their analyses of the health issues in this country.
Deborah M. Piroch
Deborah M. Piroch '89: I cannot recommend international internships highly enough before graduation.
Alessandra Hickson
Alessandra Hickson '09: When I went to graduate school to pursue a career in journalism, my knowledge of art and film helped me in my reporting.
Alaine Johnson
Alaine Johnson '10: To immerse myself in another language, culture, and in literature that was socially and politically significant was truly powerful.
Mojun Zhu ’11: my strong science research background helped me better understand the fundamental aspect of medicine as it relates to clinical practice.