Friday, August 29, 2014

Dorm Decorating Ideas for Her

Check out these "Dorm Decorating Ideas" from Stephens College. The site has some very cool ideas!

Plus you might want to know about their pet friendly campus:

"For 10 years, Stephens College has been welcoming cats, dogs, birds, lizards, rodents and other pet friends to campus. Today Stephens is considered one of the most pet-friendly campuses in the country – and we have the news coverage to prove it.

Don’t want to bring a pet from home? Consider becoming a foster parent! We’ve teamed up with a local no-kill shelter to let you prepare a dog or cat for a “forever home.” The program includes training, health improvement and nurturing them back to an adoptable condition and may include scholarship opportunities. 

Want to learn more? Contact admissions at If you're a current student needing more information, please contact Student Services at"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Considering Women's Colleges

Thanks Jessica Tomer, Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications, for sharing your thoughts about women’s colleges in your July blog post, “Considering Women's Colleges.” It’s so nice to see others also encouraging college-bound high school girls to consider attending a women’s college (even though they graduated from a coed college). Colleges for women have lots to offer and you’ll never know what they have to offer YOU, until you check them out.

“Though I don’t regret attending my alma mater (Emerson College!), I do wish I had given women’s colleges a chance during my college search.”

Continue reading Jessica’s blog post here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Perfect Fit: Stern College for Women

From the blog post, “New Students Look Forward to Unique Opportunities—and Success—at Yeshiva University” see why Michal Segall decided upon this women's college.

“For Michal Segall, of New York City, Stern College for Women’s outstanding research contributions to cutting-edge scientific fields was a major draw. “I was hugely interested in medicine and knew that Stern had both a strong premed major and a great connection to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where Stern students are eligible to receive up to full-tuition scholarships,” she said.

Segall chose wisely. While the national average of medical school acceptance rates is just 45 percent, 91 percent of applicants from Stern College and 78 percent of applicants from Yeshiva College were accepted to at least one medical school last year, including highly competitive and prestigious programs such as Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College, and YU’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“Nationally there are a very large number of college freshmen who declare themselves pre-med majors but, generally, only a few make it,” said Dr. Karen Bacon, the Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean of Stern College. “At Stern College, the story is quite different. Here motivated and talented women find not only a supportive faculty but also a culture of high achievement and grand expectations that ensures success.”

Stern’s strong liberal arts program was equally important to Segall. “In high school, I did dance, art, theater and anything in the humanities I could—English was one of my favorite classes,” she said. “I’m excited to continue pursuing those passions in the extracurricular clubs here and I’ve heard great things about Stern’s English department. Living in Midtown Manhattan, I’m also excited to have all the resources of the New York arts scene right at my fingertips.”

Her first step when the semester kicks off? “I’m going to get involved in Stern’s Environmental Club to promote awareness of issues like climate change and other topics the modern world needs to be dealing with.””

Continue reading here.

To learn more about Stern College for Women, visit their Web site.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Internship in Morocco for This French and Francophone Literature Major

Meet Irène Delaney '16 a French and Francophone Literature major at Bryn Mawr College.

"Irène Delaney '16 writes in from her internship in Morocco! She's spent the summer working as a French-English translator for Casamémoire, a local association with the goal of raising popular awareness of the city’s rich architectural history."

"I hope that this virtual postcard lets people know that (A) I had a really cool summer internship experience and (B) they should never give up on having really cool summer internship experiences, even when it seems financially impossible."

Continue reading here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

From Straight-Laced to Unlaced: Women’s colleges in the twentieth century

I very much enjoyed this blog post, From Straight-Laced to Unlaced: Women’s colleges in the twentieth century, written by Jessica Gross and I know you will as well.

"By now, though, the acceptance theme has become less a means of survival and more a part of women’s colleges’ niche identities. It’s what going to a modern women’s college is all about: discovering yourself, accepting who you are, and using your newfound voice to effect change."

Continue reading here.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Women’s Colleges Invest in Their Students

Amber Brehon '14, graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Here’s what she says about her Alma mater.

"The NDMU community invested in me. The community demonstrated for me the many positive possibilities of sticking with my moral compass. I have a humanitarian obligation to continue learning, to be open-minded, and to be critical and analytical. NMDU helped me see that I would only be capable of changing the world for the better if I was brave and daring enough to always work towards that end."

Monday, August 18, 2014

Horsing Around this Summer

"Izzy Bisese ’15, a history major, is the first-ever intern at the MHC Equestrian Center. She spends her days grooming, giving lessons, rehabilitating injured horses, and learning the ins and outs of running an equestrian center of this scale. Upon graduating she hopes to become a history teacher and riding coach."

"Built in 1987, the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center is considered to be one of the finest facilities for educational and competitive riding available to students anywhere. Its stable provides over 69 spacious, airy, rubber-matted stalls, a large outdoor all-weather footing show arena, a permanent dressage arena, two indoor arenas, all-weather turnout paddocks, hunt field and a cross-country course through 120 acres of woods, fields, and streams."

Friday, August 15, 2014

What this Art History Major is Doing This Summer

"Art history major Olivia Lichens '15 is interning this summer in London at Sims Reed Gallery. The print she is measuring below is Yellow Vase by Roy Lichtenstein."

Olivia is attending this women's college.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Her Summer Internship in Washington, DC

"It's handled. Emily Kefalas ’17 is an intern in D.C. this summer in Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis' office. She's giving tours to constituents and attended the Congressional Baseball Game, where Davis was a catcher for the Republicans. “When I'm not working, I eat up the sights and specialties of D.C. faster than their lobster rolls. In one summer, I feel I've learned more about politics and government than in any other brief period of time in my life.""
Emily is attending Saint Mary's College located in Notre Dame, IN.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet Environmental Studies Major, Carey Lang

“Environmental studies major, Carey Lang, who will graduate this winter, is spending her summer on campus as part of the Restoration Ecology Program. Each day, she spends hours surveying plant species near the stream that feeds into Upper Lake, which the program hopes to one day turn into a wetland to naturally remove fertilizer and pesticide traces.”

Learn more here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Wellesley Farmerettes

"The Wellesley Farmerettes, including botany professor Margaret Ferguson and members of the class of 1918, supported the war effort through food production in the vegetable gardens during World War I."

Learn more about this women's college here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Internship for this Geology Major

"Geology major, Meg Sumner-Moore '15 sends in a postcard from her internship at the geology department of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is working with a professor there to analyze local sources of naturally-occurring asbestos minerals."

Learn more here.

Learn more about Bryn Mawr College here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Where Can I Major in Accounting?

Meet this accounting major, Grace Harvey ’15, from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

"Grace knew she only had a couple summers to invest in internships and wanted to choose wisely. Last summer she “sampled” accounting firms for 3-5 day internship previews, which led to a tax internship this summer at Grant Thornton in Chicago. Not only does she hope to work at GT Chicago one day, she’d like to play on the company softball team!"


"Saint Mary's accounting majors are well prepared to make an immediate impact in their positions upon graduation. The strong fundamentals learned in the classroom allow them to find valuable positions at large and small organizations.

Our accounting graduates are auditors, staff accountants, tax accountants, and controllers at companies like Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, Groupon, Inc., Vera Bradley, and Eli Lilly Company.

Accounting majors have pursued advanced degrees at Loyola University (Chicago), Villanova University, and the University of Notre Dame."

Learn more about majoring in accounting at this women's college.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Love Letter to a Women's College

A Love Letter for Mount Holyoke.

Written by Elizabeth McManus and posted to her blog on May 15, 2014.

"It began with a trip visiting my aunties in some place called Amherst, Massachusetts, and my father speaking sternly to me over the formica kitchen counter.

“While we’re up North visiting them,” he said, “I want you to look at Mount Holyoke College.”

“Mount Holyoke? What is that?”

“It’s a women’s college,” my father replied. I think he even braced himself for my reply.

“A women’s college?” I spat. “Over my dead body!”

Famous last words.

A week later I stood ankle-deep in Massachusetts rain looking out at a campus that I had arrived at, determined to dislike. And yet, something about that iron-wrought gate, something about the clock tower lit even in the downpour, something about it began to change my mind. I’m not sure what sealed the deal for me: if it was the cultural, racial, and religious diversity I saw in the student body, or the kindness with which people helped my father and I navigate what then felt like the impossibility of ordering food in Blanchard, or the lecture I attended entitled “Harry Potter and the Power of Critical Social Thought.”

All I knew was that when I called my mother that night, I had to convince her that no, I really wasn’t kidding when I said Mount Holyoke was now my first choice school.

Every one of us who chose this school has our own story of why we chose this quirky, Hogwartsian oasis nestled in the Pioneer Valley. We came, some of us from just down the road and others, like myself, from thousands of miles away. We all came with suitcases full of wonder and trepidation. We brought with us the multitude of stories that were our childhoods."

Continue reading here!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The STEM Career Path of Nancy Toure '14: Geology Major

As a STEM woman, I love calling attention to the connection between women's colleges and STEM careers. For starters, STEM women are taken seriously at a women’s college. In addition, colleges for women offer their students an environment that is supportive and research-based. And exciting internships, on and off campus are always available. I think women’s colleges have so much more to offer and this is why I encourage all STEM girls to consider attending a women’s college.

In this blog post, I'm sharing with you the story of Nancy Toure. Like many STEM girls today, she also was not thinking about attending a women's colleges. Now that she's graduated, she's so glad she did.

Here's how her story begins:

"As the first person in her family to apply to college, Nancy wasn’t sure about Bryn Mawr. In fact, women’s colleges weren’t even on her radar. But on visiting, she loved Bryn Mawr’s sense of community and the relationships with Haverford and Swarthmore (aka, the Tri-College Consortium). And Bryn Mawr hasn’t disappointed: “You meet lifelong friends at Bryn Mawr, and the deans and professors are there for you,” she says."

Continue reading here.

Bryn Mawr College offers many fields of study. While Nancy majored in geology, many other STEM programs are available as well as taking part in research as an undergraduate (like Nancy did).

Learn more about Bryn Mawr by first visiting their Web site, then schedule a campus visit.