Reason #17 You Should Visit
Smith helps students like you pursue engaging careers, not just get a job. Companies value liberal arts graduates for their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, which are applicable in any field. Smith’s liberal arts foundation prepares you for life, while a flexible curriculum teaches you how to adapt to and succeed in an ever-changing work landscape.
Smith students have access to 53,000 alums in more than 120 countries, a network of hundreds of companies recruiting both on and off campus, and funding to make real-world connections through internships.
Within two years, 40 percent of Smith alumnae are engaged in graduate studies. Others defer graduate study until later in life.
Throughout their college career, Smith students with high academic achievement and strong community involvement are encouraged to apply for international and domestic fellowships. For undergraduates, the college facilitates international opportunities such as the Truman, Killam and Udall fellowships. Seniors and alumnae may apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships such as the Fulbright Fellowship to one of 160 countries with 350 opportunities to choose from, or to study for a master’s degree at a European university via several fellowships.
Journalist and author Lori Tharps ’94 launched the blog “My American Meltingpot” as a way to explore issues of race, multiculturalism and pop culture. The topics hit home personally and professionally.