Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chalking Organic Chemistry Reactions Outdoors

How much fun is this I ask? Chalking organic chemistry reactions on the ground. The beautiful day in Northampton, MA yesterday prompted the impromptu fun at Smith College!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Women’s College Student Creates Cute and Informative Bee Video -- It's the Bee's Knees

For a senior project at Cottey College, Charlotte Kisling created this cute and informative video about bees. Cottey College offers both 2-year degree and 4-year degree programs! Buzz on over and check out the college.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Did You Know that the Commissioner for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a Women’s College Alumna?

Yup! Chai Feldblum, an Ancient Studies major from Barnard College. Chai went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School. To learn more about Chai, visit her LinkedIn profile.

Learn more about Barnard College via the college Web site of Facebook page.

Women's colleges provide their students with numerious opportunities and the tools and resources for having a fantastic career . . . is this the kind of college opportunity you're looking for?

If it is, I encourage you to investigate colleges for women!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spelman College’s Timeline

Spelman College in 1881 and today. Learn more about this historically black liberal arts college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Boston Marathon and the Wellesley College Scream Tunnel 2015

Wellesley College has a long history of supporting The Boston Marathon.

The big event was yesterday and the following Wellesley community members participated in the marathon:
  • Lydia Han ’18, running for Natick Community Organic Farm
  • Tara Gupta ’16
  • Holly Shreckengast ’15
  • Ildi Gaal ’14
  • Dori Berman ’14
  • Maggie McConnell ’14, running for The Autism Research Foundation
  • Nicole Hatem ’14
  • Amy Wolkin ’12
  • Laura Stevens ’11
  • Kate Spelman ’10, running for Dream Big!
  • Becky Kimball, Director of Sport Performance and Fitness and Assistant Professor of the Practice, running for the Franklin Park Coalition
Congratulations to all!!!

And once again the Wellesley Scream Tunnel was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! See for yourself via the video below.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Time-lapsed Video from a Live Construction Cam at this Women's College

How cool! This women's college, Trinity Washington University is having a new academic center built. Check it out via a time-lapsed video below.  The new building is opening the Fall of 2016! Trinity Washington University is located in Washington, DC. Check out their women's college; College of Arts & Sciences.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why I Chose to Attend a Women's College by Jaime Chak-mei Tung '06

Today, I'm sharing a FaceBook post from Mount Holyoke College referencing a 2006 graduate, Jaime Chak-mei Tung and her recent blog post, “Why I Chose to Attend a Women's College."

Alumna Jaime Chak-mei Tung '06 didn't plan on attending a women's college, but says Mount Holyoke "got" her in a way that other schools didn't. Once on campus, she learned: "Speak until you are heard. Use your intelligence. Be skeptical. Be inquisitive. Work hard. You can do better."

If you would like to read Jamie's blog post, Why I Chose to Attend a Women's College, click here.

I also penned two Huffington Post blog posts, sharing stories from high school students that you might enjoy:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

10 Reasons You Should Go To A Women's College, Because Girl Power Is A Real Thing

Check out Rebecca Deczynski’s new blog post, “10 Reasons You Should Go To A Women's College, Because Girl Power Is A Real Thing.”

A junior at Barnard College, majoring in English Language and Literature, Rebecca also is a Digital Editorial Intern at Nylon Magazine and a freelance writer. YEA!

With so many reasons to attend a women's college, I'm sure Rebecca had a hard time selecting only ten! And while I absolutely loved all of her reasons, my top three (from her list) are:
  1. There’s less sexism in the classroom
  2. Women are encouraged to excel in typically male-dominated fields
  3. You come out with a huge network of successful women
To learn the other seven, continue reading here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The 2015 Fencing Junior World Champion Attends a Women's College

Meet the new fencing Junior World Champion . . .  Sara Taffel '17. Can you guess which women's college she attends?

Congratulations Sara!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Meet a Computer Science Major and Tech Entrepreneur: Jada Hawkins ‘16

"Tech Entrepreneur Jada Hawkins ‘16 is a co-founder of Athena Digital Design, a Barnard-based agency that teaches students how to code (from HTML to Wordpress, and more!) and connects members with paid web design jobs. A computer science major, Jada is determined to help break the glass ceiling for women coders, and encourage the study of this valuable market skill. Passionate about female entrepreneurship, Hawkins is a program coordinator of Entrepreneurs-in-Training Camp at Barnard, as well as an Athena Scholar and a member of the Athena Center’s Student Advisory Board."

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Harvard Business School Recruitment Program Targets Women’s Colleges

Just as Harvard Business School now is recruiting from women’s colleges for its MBA program, my prediction is that top employers also will be doing the same when it comes time to recruit new employees.  While top employers always have recruited from women's colleges, we're going to be seeing even more of this in the future. All the more reason to consider attending a women's college!

“One tactic the school is taking is the freshly-launched PEEK program, a new recruiting initiative that targets student leaders at women’s colleges across the country.  . . . “It’s the construct of a women’s college we’re finding intriguing,” Dee Leopold, Harvard’s head of MBA admissions and financial aid told the Wall Street Journal. Women’s college students “have been leaders on their campuses,” she said.”

Continue reading Harvard Business School Recruitment Program Targets Women’s Colleges here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Women’s Colleges Have the BEST Scholarships!

And yet ANOTHER reason to consider attending a women's college.

Brianna Hill is the recipient of a full college scholarship. How exciting! And Congratulations Brianna!!! You must be thrilled!

"Schuylkill Valley senior, Brianna Hill, has recently been announced the winner of Cedar Crest College's Scholarship Competition. Hill competed against approximately 150 high school seniors. Contestants were tested on their general knowledge of English, math, science, and humanities in the hopes of winning a full scholarship to the College.

From Mohrsville, Pennsylvania, Hill is involved in performing arts, the literary magazine, Welfare of Animals Club, horseback riding, and TV Club. She plans to study Genetic Engineering at Cedar Crest College explain that "genetics is constantly changing the science community." The top ten students automatically win a partial scholarship to Cedar Crest and the winner is granted a full scholarship to the College.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hoppy Easter!

Easter Greeting from Salem College!
Salem College is a liberal arts women's college in Winston-Salem, NC.
Founded in 1772

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Soon to be Women's College Alumna -- Julie Zeilinger: Writer and Activist

"Writer and activist Julie Zeilinger '15 is the founder and editor of the feminist blog The FBomb. Newsweek named her among "150 Women Who Shake the World" and she's one of the "eight most influential bloggers under 21" according to Women's Day Magazine. During her time at Barnard, Julie has published two books, A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism is Not a Dirty Word and College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year. Watch her share her journey as part of Barnard's Student Speak series."