The IR Lynk: Classroom to Career

International Experience for International Careers

Careers in an increasingly globalized world require the ability to navigate a fast-paced environment that spans state borders. We encourage all of our students to study abroad and pursue internships that expose them to different cultures and languages and to obtain the skills needed to continue to succeed beyond Mount Holyoke.

Photo of Olivia Lucas ’18 and her host famliy in Cameroon
For Olivia Lucas ’18, multilingualism was her gateway to a new culture and experience of identity.
Nialena Ali ’17
“This year I have taken some actions to make Mount Holyoke a more inclusive and equitable campus and I am very proud of the work that I have accomplished.”
Photo of Julia Kellerbauer
IR student liaison Julia Kellerbauer ’18 adds a touch of home at work.
Woyneab Habte '17, Mount Holyoke College
Empowered by the skills she gained at Mount Holyoke, Woyneab Habte ’17 founded a copy shop in her country to provide peers an alternative to sex work.
 Emily McGranachan  '12 at the Madres de Plaza de Mayo
Emily McGranachan '12: The Spanish department fostered my passion for social movements in Latin America in a way that only language acquisition can.
 Emily McGranachan '12 at the Marcha de la Diversidad Sexual, Santiago, Chile, 2011.
Emily McGranachan '12: I frequently think about my experience traveling and living internationally when talking about LGBTQ rights and the global movement