Summer Student Corner
PRE-COLLEGE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS STUDENTS REFLECTION
Student participants in Wellesley's Pre-College Immersive Program and Pre-College Exploratory Workshops reflect on their summers spent at Wellesley, discussing academic challenge, life-long friendships, and the sense of belonging they found at Wellesley.
CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP STUDENTS REFLECTION
Five students from Wellesley College's Contemporary Women's Leadership Program share their thoughts on the challenges faced, friends made, and experiences shared over One Wellesley Summer.
FINDING FREEDOM AND POETRY IN ONE WELLESLEY SUMMER
"I was never interested in writing when I was younger. I actually feared writing for the main reason that I am dyslexic. Numbers had always come easier to me and because of that, I grew up believing that I must not be a good writer. It was not until middle school that I was introduced to poetry, and it was not by a teacher or through my school..."
MY EXPERIENCE AS AN ONE WELLESLEY SUMMER RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT
"In general, Residential Assistants (RAs) support the academic, living, and social experience at One Wellesley Summer -- we, as RAs, essentially wear many hats. We do everything from running evening community bonding programs, to hosting tutoring hours, to mediating roommate conflicts, and to making sure that no one sits alone in the dining hall..."
DISCOVERING MY PASSION FOR WRITING AT WELLESLEY
"Though I didn’t know much about Wellesley, it was a college that I associated with producing women who were strong and independent. When I read about Wellesley's Pre-College Exploratory Workshops, I jumped on the chance, as a high-school senior, to explore life on the campus..."
HOW WELLESLEY INSPIRED ME TO BE A MALE WGST MAJOR
"After long hours of Google searches, texting friends, and asking my parents about possible ideas for summer plans, I still could not find something to occupy my time for the summer. Being the summer before my senior year of high school, I knew that I wanted..."
MY EXPERIENCE IN WELLESLEY'S IMMERSIVE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM
"All my life, I had heard about how great Wellesley is from the women in my family who studied at Wellesley and loved it. However, it was not until I completed a summer term at Wellesley's Immersive Pre-College program that I truly saw how great Wellesley is..."
MY EXPERIENCE IN WELLESLEY'S PRE-COLLEGE WORKSHOP
"There were a few things I knew for certain when I entered Wellesley's One Week Pre-College Workshop: First, I had no clue what to expect. Second, I had no clue what flash-fiction was; and third, I was most certainly not going to an all-women's college..."
MY EXPERIENCE IN WELLESLEY'S PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM, THROUGH PHOTOS
"Hi-- My name is Shermonie, and I am from Henan, China. These are all photos I took during the summer, when I attended a Pre-College Program. Not just any pre-college program though. I spent four weeks in a top women college…. Wellesley! Hooray!! I attended the program with..."
MY EXPERIENCE ABROAD: HOW WELLESLEY HELPED ME BELIEVE IN MYSELF
"As I stepped onto the airplane, passport in hand, I had a lot of inhibitions. I kept thinking: “What if I didn’t fit in? What if I didn’t make any friends?” Having a familiar face in someone from my college, a junior named “Aanchal,” was a solace. But, I couldn’t stop myself from thinking..."
WHY I CHOSE THE CONTEMPORARY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
"About a month ago, as I half-heartedly scrolled through meaningless Facebook chatter and blurbs, I stumbled upon Wellesley’s Contemporary Women’s Leadership Program through HerCampus. As a show-me-the-money kind of girl, I skimmed the article to..."
WONDER WOMAN AND ME: WHY REPRESENTATION MATTERS
"Why does being in the Contemporary Women's Leadership program matter? How can I articulate what it means to be here, and I am perhaps alone in feeling something special about my experience here? Will I ever understand the importance of my time at Wellesley, or will the importance..."