Jenny Watermill

Senior Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Exploration

Jenny Watermill is the senior associate director for experiential learning and career exploration at the Career Development Center. She supervises advising and programming that aim to improve students’ abilities to explore career options, set goals, secure and succeed in experiential opportunities, reflect on the learning that takes place in and outside the classroom, and speak clearly and confidently about their achievements. She manages the college's student employment program and the Lynk Summer Funding program operations team.

Watermill has been critical in the implementation of the internship component of Mount Holyoke’s Lynk initiative, which connects students’ academic work with practical applications of the liberal arts and sciences. Before joining Mount Holyoke in 2008, Watermill managed the daily operations of a forensic accounting firm in Greenville, Rhode Island, and advised hundreds of families receiving state aid at TILL, Inc., in Dedham, Massachusetts. Watermill has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Recent Campus News

Hanna Schoenbaum ’21, English and film double major, did an internship at Lambda Literary, focusing specifically on its website and social media platforms.

LEAP 2020!

Students reflecting on their internships through the annual LEAP 2020 presentations demonstrated the depth and breadth of the liberal arts.

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MHC study emphasizes benefits of Lynk funding

A Mount Holyoke team’s recent study stressed the benefits of the Lynk internship program and its implications on undergraduate career outcomes.

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The internship stepping stone

Mount Holyoke College research shows that the keys to successful career advancement are grade point average and internships — the more, the better.