Mentoring Connects Students to Success

Every year, a group of Simmons students are selected to participate in job-shadowing experiences with highly accomplished Simmons alumnae and volunteers as part of Success Connection. This year, students had a range of enriching mentoring opportunities in business, healthcare, and public service. 

“I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to be involved with Success Connection. The program was truly inspiring,” says Jessica Onnembo ’15. “It was wonderful to meet such distinguished leaders, and it’s an experience I will cherish.” 


At Boston Children’s Hospital, President and Chief Executive Officer Sandra L. Fenwick ’72 encouraged students to face the challenge of entering a male-dominated field head-on.

“Never let that get in your way,” Fenwick said. “Keep your eye on the prize and instead focus on how to deliver results.”

At Staples headquarters in Framingham, MA, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Regis Mulot discussed the importance of the leadership development experiences the students have on campus, saying, “We see Simmons as a key place to recruit women leaders.” 


The final Success Connection visit took students to the Suffolk County Courthouse and the Edward Brooke Municipal Courthouse. Chief Justice Amy Nechtem ’76, Justice Pamela Dashiell ’75, and Justice Karyn Scheier each stressed the importance of women supporting each other in the work place.

“You’re part of the Simmons sisterhood now, and we’re counting on you to do great things,” said Chief Justice Amy Nechtem ’76. “No pressure!”

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Student Stories


May

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Mentoring Connects Students to Success
Job-shadow experiences with alumnae and friends offer insight, inspiration

May

4

Jennie Clark '16: Why I'm Becoming a Nurse
It's National Nurses Week! We caught up with Jennie who spent 8 years in the military before attending Simmons.

Apr

27

Kristin Moccia '15 on Receiving Her Simmons Scholarship
Kristin spoke at the Scholarship Appreciation Brunch on Sunday, April 26th. We asked her a few questions!

Apr

17

Parlez-vous français? Laura Haenchen '15 does!
Laura studies psychology and French and interns at the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory at Northeastern.

Apr

7

Studying Abroad in Denmark With Helen Li '16
Helen is studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was named the Official Graphic Design Blogger for her Danish program!

Mar

31

Becca '17 Writes About Women's Colleges for Thought Catalog
Becca wrote an article for Thought Catalog about why she chose a women's college!

Mar

25

Erin Butterfield '15: Why Women's History Month is Important
Erin filled us in on her life at Simmons and her plans for after graduation!

Mar

4

Up To Us Team Gains National Recognition
We chatted with Rose Allen about her experience with the Up To Us campaign -- her team placed in the top 5!

Feb

25

Conserving Marine Life with Sam Pelletier '15
Sam is head of the Biology Liaison and works at the New England Aquarium!

Feb

19

Emily Sours, '17 Finds Inspiration in Art
Emily works as an art installer at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons.