Why a Women's Undergraduate Experience?
Choosing a women’s undergraduate program can open doors that might not seem obvious at first, but will definitely pay off! Don’t be afraid to make a bold and unexpected move on your path to success.
Benefits of a women’s undergraduate experience
There are tons of myths and misconceptions about undergraduate programs for women. People assume they are catty, they won’t prepare you for the “real world,” and your social life will be totally non-existent. Wrong! There is ample evidence that women’s undergraduate programs actually prepare women to succeed better than co-ed colleges.
Compared to women at co-educational institutions, students and alumnae/i from women’s undergraduate programs:
- Have more successful careers holding higher positions, increasing their earning power, and finding more satisfaction in their work.
- Are more likely to express the goal of wanting to influence the political structure, and to have worked in a local, state, or national campaign.
- Report higher levels of class participation, active learning, and faculty interaction, resulting in more confident and well-prepared graduates.
- Are more likely to collaborate in faculty-led research projects and experience student-centered teaching practices that respect the expression of diverse beliefs.
At Simmons, our location in Boston means endless opportunities for internships, grad schools, careers, and social life. There are over 300,000 college students in our neighborhood, and partnering schools that host social events and intramurals that you can take part in.
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Life at Simmons
Congratulations to Juliana Gamba '20, recipient of the Ifill Scholarship!
Congratulations to Anna Zhang '20, recipient of the Ifill Scholarship! We caught up with Anna about what the Ifill Scholarship means to her and why she decided to pursue a double major in history and sociology.
We caught up with Abby about her experience at Meet the Press and how she hopes to carry on Gwen Ifill's legacy as Dean's Fellow for The Ifill College.
Lauren Kaye '20 tells us about her internship with HubSpot's INBOUND conference and what it was like seeing her hard work on display.
Gabrielle Freeman '20 tells us about the valuable lessons she learned from her internships.
Public health major, Sunnie Hodge '20, tells us about designing and implementing a PrEP Champion Training Program for her internship in South Africa.
One of the most invaluable lessons I took home with me was finding true joy. Despite all the hardship, there was a beautiful and radiant JOY that was so present in the Malawians. Though poverty is a reality in many of the women's lives, they were generous and so rich in joy.
We caught up with Sangha about her internship and what inspired her to pursue a degree in political science.
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