Alumnae Outcomes

Asian studies majors and minors graduate to pursue careers in fields as varied as education, business, NGOs, journalism, the arts, government service, and graduate study.

Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can use the Alumnae Association Alumnae Directory to connect with and search for alumnae by major or career field and find alumnae participating in the Alumnae Stay Program. The Alumnae Stay program is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

Akemi Go
Akemi Go '15: Studying the language, the culture, and the country inspired me to complete an independent study on Business in China and study in Beijing.
Megan Brooks with student holding a sign that says "Be The Change"
Megan Brooks '14: I still carry what I learned in my Middle Eastern Studies major, the people I met, and my experiences abroad into all that I do.
Caitlin Baltzley at the Chengdu Panda Reserve
Caitlin Baltzley '16: studying Chinese in Beijing was the ideal environment for me to improve my Mandarin and the adventure of a lifetime.
Olivia Griffen with Camel
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.
Mengyuan Tang '16 with Professor Lipman
Mengyuan Tang '16: I will continue to pursue my passion in law school to fight against corruption, especially in international law.
Jenna at The American University of Antigua College of Medicine in NY.
Jenna Lenz '11: I found many great opportunities but none more influential than my time in Japan through the Associated Kyoto Program.
Yaaminey Mubayi '90
Yaaminey Mubayi '90: I wanted to study Asian Art, Comparative Religions, languages and Cultures and chose South Asian Studies as a major.
Mengjia Wan studying karate in Tokyo.
Mengjia Wan '14: during my study abroad in Tokyo, I listened to Japanese people's views on Japan's society, culture and foreign relations.
Kameliya Atanasova
Kameliya Atanasova '08: My arabic skills, writing experience in Cairo, and digital media training in the Five Colleges prepared my graduate foundation.
Poh Choo SIm
Poh Choo Sim '11: The American culture encouraged me to explore outside of my comfort zone, while the Chinese culture was a mystery inside of me.
Yun Zhu '16: the interdisciplinary East Asian Studies minor has enriched my perspectives and enhanced my critical thinking.
Lawren Wilkens
Lawren Wilkins '16: Most of my joy in South Korea was not spent in the classroom at Ewha but in the city of Seoul.
Yafu Zhu '16
Yafu Zhu '16: My honor thesis topic lead me to four months of fieldwork in a remote county in Yunnan Province, Western.
Nondie Hemphill in front of rockets.
Nondie Hemphill '10: MHC instilled within me the courage to follow my interests and unapologetically enter into the burgeoning field of Space Law.
Zhang Yang next to a tray of macaroons.
Audrey Zhang Yang ’13: My experiences and connections at Mount Holyoke continue to motivate me to thrive in many areas of my post-graduate life.
Phuong Nguyen '17 jumping with friend in front of the great wall of China.
Phuong Nguyen '17: my Theatre Arts and East Asian Studies majors were extremely helpful preparation for a future career in Costume Design in Asia.