Advice from Alumnae
By Margaret Sun
Early November, alumna Lulu Chow Wang was back at Wellesley for the annual Business Leadership Council (BLC) conference. She was part of a panel where she, along with three other distinguished alumnae, addressed students about business startups. Besides sharing their life experiences and emphasizing that there is no recipe for success, just hard work, perseverance and passion, they all agreed that Wellesley taught them critical skills that helped them on their journeys.
Lulu majored in English Literature at Wellesley and subsequently went into finance on Wall Street. Her most powerful asset? She said it was her strong communication skills, earned from a degree in the Humanities.
Her niece Mei-Mei, who also spoke on the panel, couldn’t agree with her more. Although she didn’t major in English, she took courses in the department throughout her entire Wellesley career. Not because she was good at it, but because she wanted to improve her communication skills. Being able to organize and communicate your thoughts effectively, both in writing and verbally, are invaluable qualities in the workplace and in life.
Photo by Mojia Shen