Meet Sofia Rivera ’18, who came to Mount Holyoke from San Juan, Puerto Rico. An international relations major with a minor in American politics, Sofia served as the Latinx Caucus Chair and Membership Director for the College Democrats of Massachusetts and was a Department of State virtual intern with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where she researched migration trends and human rights abuses in the region. She also interned with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a grassroots organization that focuses on building power at the local, state and federal levels. After graduation, Sofia will be pursuing a career in public service and community engagement, with a focus on electoral politics within the Latinx community.
The LEAP (Learning from Application) Symposium is Mount Holyoke's premier showcase of student summer work, organized by and for Mount Holyoke students.
LEAP is designed to give students who aspire to undertake internships and summer research the opportunity to learn from their peers. It is also for the whole Mount Holyoke community — family, friends, faculty, staff and alumnae — to come together to celebrate the work and contributions of the presenters.
Mount Holyoke students are many things all at once: bold, smart, collaborative, strong, passionate, ready to face the future. The Lynk is a college-wide approach that prepares students for lifelong success by connecting their personal interests and coursework, practical experience and career exploration. Each student's Lynk experience is unique, reflecting their values and aspirations.
A central goal of Mount Holyoke's Lynk initiative is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore their career interests, gain practical experience and begin to develop a professional network through an internship or research project. The College’s Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) program helps make this possible by offering each student a grant of up to $3,600 to pursue at least one unpaid or low-paid summer internship or research opportunity during her four years at MHC.
The Lynk is Mount Holyoke's signature approach that connects curriculum to career by ensuring that each MHC student has the opportunity to explore their career interests, gain practical experience and begin to develop a professional network through an internship or research project.
During the last two weekends in May, we welcomed more than 1,500 alumnae MoHome to reconnect with classmates, usher in the class of 2018 as our newest alumnae and create new memories on campus. Take a look at this fantastic Reunion highlight reel from the Alumnae Association. Do you recognize any of your favorite moments?
Mount Holyoke students can enjoy the vast resources of not just one but four prominent colleges and a flagship research university, at no additional cost, via the Five College Consortium. As part of the Consortium, students are able to take advantage of the robust academic offerings of all five institutions — Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Joy Maran ’19 is an international relations and economics double major with a Nexus concentration in global business. A member of Professor Jon Western's American Foreign Policy class, Joy and her fellow students used the Makerspace as a way to discuss the use, power and ethics of drone technology — by building their own drones.
With 200 dynamic faculty members, 150 study-abroad programs, 50 majors, 9 Nexus concentrations, 3 academic centers and a Maker and Innovation Lab, Mount Holyoke empowers students to become agents of change — globally competent, environmentally responsible, ready to lead. These future changemakers need you.
Mary Lyon's famous words — “Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do” — continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students today. There are more than 35,000 alumnae creating change around the world, and their journeys started right here at Mount Holyoke.
At MHC's three Academic Centers, students learn to act with intent and purpose, in the moment and on the path toward the future. They are empowered to become agents of change — globally competent, environmentally responsible, ready to lead.