Although she's just starting to look at colleges, naturally you're wondering what your daughter will be in a position to do after graduation. Will she get into a good graduate or professional school? Will she land a good job? Will her skills become outdated, or will they be applicable to many careers?
For more than a century, Smith graduates have disproportionately emerged as leaders. Alumnae cite the skills and abilities honed by a Smith education--how to write, speak, research, analyze, lead, be creative, deal with people, synthesize information and solve problems--as crucial to the personal and professional success they experience later in their lives and careers.
Where a Smith education might take your daughter is suggested by the variety of arenas in which high-achieving alumnae are making their mark. Jane Yolen '60 has written hundreds of children's books and continues to publish adult fiction and poetry as well. Rochelle Braff Lazarus '68 is chairman and chief executive officer of the advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Laura Tyson '69 was the first woman to head the National Economic Council from 1993 to 1995 and is currently the dean of the London Business School in England.
Smith students considering careers in law or medicine can rely on the college's strong academic programs and faculty boards of prelaw and premedical advisers for help in gaining admission to professional schools. Smith's Lazarus Center for Career Development also offers help and advice on applying.
Your daughter will also be encouraged to let the Lazarus Center help her plan and meet her life and career goals. Lazarus Center services--including access to thousands of alumnae contacts--are open to her from the day she arrives on campus right on through to graduation. Thereafter, as an alumna, she'll have access to ongoing support and counseling services.