the value of a liberal arts education:

The liberal arts attract women who believe they can change the world's inequalities.

Liberal arts colleges teach students how to think for themselves, how to learn, and how to see things as a whole. A liberal arts education provides a student with general knowledge of many different subjects in order to gain a better working knowledge of the world, rather than focusing on and specializing in one specific area. This type of education can develop intellectual ability and prepare students for many fields in today’s workplace. A liberal arts background equips Wesleyan women with a unique perspective that makes them highly competitive for many professional opportunities, and quite successful at whatever they choose to do.

Society is changing. Our students are changing. The demand for career-based education is on the rise. Rhetoric would lead us to believe that the liberal arts are waning. However, research proves this assumption false. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook Survey 2016, employers are seeking traditionally labeled “soft skills” in their hires’ resumes. These include what would be considered the hallmarks of a liberal arts education: leadership, teamwork ability, communication skills, and problem solving amongst others. In fact, it isn’t until #10 that technical skills make the list. In the same survey, employers were asked what attributes influenced hiring decisions the most. Major, unsurprisingly, was the first. Second and third? Leadership positions and extracurricular involvement. Wesleyan’s four-year plan From Here to Career exists to help students create connections between what they are doing inside the classroom and outside of the classroom and then be able to articulate their unique story to employers and graduate schools. At Wesleyan, we foster a career-ready community to help our students to be poised for lifelong career success.

A Liberal Arts Education prepares you for your first job and your last job.

 

 


 

Investing in women is an investment in our future. A women's college education creates leaders, communicators, and persuaders who speak up and speak out.

Graduating from a women’s college significantly increases a woman’s chances of earning a graduate degree.
 

Women’s college graduates succeed in entering a range of career fields and graduate programs, regardless of their undergraduate major. Research also shows that a women’s college education develops critical skills for life and career. Women’s colleges help students learn to think analytically, bring social and historical perspective to issues, work as part of a team, write and speak effectively, make sound decisions, gain entry to a career, prepare for career change or advancement, and be politically and socially aware.

Women’s college alumnae report more in-class experience with making presentations than their peers at other institutions and are more likely to gain leadership experience in student government and campus media. Research also shows that when students receive honest feedback from faculty it predicts gains in physical health, gains in drive to achieve, and higher college GPAs for female college students.

Learn more about women's colleges by visiting the Women's College Coalition website.

 

Wesleyan students with Academic Honors
Spring 2021

President's Scholars

Malika Allen
Nadia Al-Shihabi
Annika Austin
Valentina Blanchard
Sarah Boutwell
Sasha Bradley
Jada Brazzell
Erica Brown
Leigh Bryce
Kayleigh Buie
Jaylan Card
Bella Cassell
Valentina Castillo
Julia Chinkhan
Lisett Cruz
Benedicta Dadson
Benita Dadson
Tia Dennis
Karina DeSantos Ortiz
Kimberly Dick
Lauryn DiGiovanni
Tamika Duncan
Presly Edwards
Aiyana Egins
Ugochi Emerole
Julie Eskew
Ashley Etheridge
Emily Evans
Laurel Ferrari
Kaitlyn Gaskins
Madison Giddings
Richelle Gilmer
Caroline Gowan
Taj Haywood
Dymond Henry
Arden Hodgin
Jala Holmes
Kelsey Houpt
Jailyn Howard
Margaret Howard
Kassidy Hulett
Amiel Johnson
Mandy Johnson
Brittany Kelly
Gianna Kim
Cady Leach
Catherine Lucas
Èlizabeth Mackler
Taylor Mallay
Amber McNeal
Audrey Mecklenburg
Saralyn Nelson
Robyn Nickerson
Kayla Nobles
Janiya Pleas
Savannah Polk
Savannah Pollock
Kierra Prather
Saloni Rai
Brooke Reigel
Yushan Ren
Sweta Rijal
Miyah Sackor
Josie Scordato
Akshayaa Shrestha
Leah Smith
Nakia Smith
Imani Somner
Meagan Speich
Nora Staurheim
Ivy Steinbach
Elizabeth Strickland
Alison Strout
Juliahna Stuart
Maci Stubbs
Eve Stump
Sarah Sulak
Sylvia Tuomaranta
Skylar Twilley
Ashley Weathers
Amber Whitten
Abby Wiggins
Morgan Wilburn
Carletta Williams
T'Airra Williams
Christina Wiswell
Anastasia Wu
Danyu Xing
Tihana Zupanic

Provost's List

Nancy Abarca
Lauran Allbritton
Hannah Allen
Denise Amerson
Danielle Andrews
Kearsetyn Bargeron
Ty Battle
Brooke Bennett
Kaitlyn Bennett
Fetlework Blitch
Akosua Boamah Sefa
Savannah Broussard
Cailey Bryant
Autumn Bryant-Williams
Daebreon Buie
Kaya Burgette
Ivannah Campbell
Bethany Carnes
Taylor Chestnutt
Amy Clark
Olivia Clay
Hannah Cooper
Maya Council-Bolden
Emily Daniels
Brittany Davis
Denice Farrow
GerKevia' Freeman
Cierra Gardner
Thaddea Gill
Sara Gott
Khloe Hale
Erika Hendrix
Andrea Hernandez
Bella Hunter
Autherece Jackson
Ashanti Jacobs
Jessica Johnson
Justine Johnson
Destinie Jones
Keneisah Jones
Gala Jordan
Alyssa Key
Kara Kight
Amonica Kirkland
Iris Kuo
Alysha Lawson
Rebecca Layfield
Ariana Lee
Jordan Looney
Caroline Lun
Nancy Martinez
Ingrid Mazariegos-Solis
Savannah McBride
Aleah McClendon
Aijalon McRae
ShaDiria Mears
Les Mitch
Angie Monroy
Dani Moore
Genesis Moore
Ansley Moseley
Angela Mullinax
Marilynn NeSmith
Colleen Norris
Lessly Perez
Chloe Pierre-Mitchell
Madison Powell
Rebecca Pursiful
Anna Randolph
Lativa Ray
Zoe Redmond
Dio Rodriguez-Pizarro
Riha Salahuddin
Arika Sampson
Tabitha Sewell
Marissa Smith
Mackie Wallace
Catherina Wang
Taye Watts
Kristen Wells
Natalia Williams
Candis Wright-Graham
Olivia Young
Kwan Chi Yuen

WOMEN’S COLLEGES RECEIVE HIGHER EFFECTIVENESS RATINGS THAN ALL OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN MOST AREAS:
 

 

 
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81%

Rating for helping students to be prepared for their first job.

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92%

Rating for helping students develop self-confidence and initiative.

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93%

Rating for helping students learn to solve problems and make effective decisions.

 

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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