Saturday, February 9, 2013

Is a Women’s College Right for You? Eight Questions to Ask

By Diane Propsner

Not sure if a women’s college is right for you? A good place to start is by asking the following questions.

Question One: Are you interested in achieving higher career levels and earning larger salaries?
Question Two:  Is having higher levels of self-esteem important to you?
Question Three:  Are you looking for a career in the male-dominated fields such as medicine, engineering, politics, and/or law?
Question Four: Would you like to have more opportunities in leadership roles?
Question Five:  Would you like to participate more in class discussions?
Question Six: Would you like your career to include serving on the boards of Fortune 1000 companies?
Question Seven: Do your educational goals include earning a doctoral degree?
Question Eight: After graduating do you see yourself being involved in philanthropy?
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, I encourage you to include at least one women's college to investigate. First identify the women's college that offers the program you want and visit the campus. Meet with students and professors and then decide if a women's college is right for you. Please know that based on a recent study, young women who attended a women’s college typically receive the above benefits. Coed colleges simply can not provide the same supportive environment that many young women find so empowering.

1 comment:

  1. It is very important to keep these facts in the public consciousness and to give young women the information they need to make an informed choice. Too often young people of both sexes are "bullied" by public opinion and ignorant peers and family members into rejecting a single-sex college out of hand. A little research and an open mind often leads women to discover that a women's college is just the place for a motivated female student to thrive.