College to Career
WomenLead provides ample opportunities for students to develop and practice skills that will enhance their career readiness and coincide with those identified by The National Association of Colleges and Employers. This includes opportunities to:
- Build self-awareness of one’s own values, leadership, and working style (e.g., Hermann Brain Dominance Inventory, Career Leader Assessment)
- Enhance written and oral communication skills by working with Writing Across the Curriculum consultants on reflection papers
- Network with community and business leaders through power networking, corporate visits, etc.
- Work with mentors through engagement interviews
- Improve professional presence through résumés, LinkedIn profiles and final project presentations to faculty and community leaders
WomenLead alumnae Jasmin Gomez, Ashley Finley, Jenna Aungst, Esther Joung, and Rahela Anghel share their reflections on what they gained from participating in WomenLead, specifically how the skills and confidence they built helped them launch or grow their careers.
In 15 weeks, the WomenLead course allows us to introduce the particular diversity that women’s talents and approaches bring to leadership. Our students’ growth in confidence and professional presence in one semester is remarkable and they routinely ask "what’s next?"
WomenLead sponsors programmatic career-preparedness that serves our current students and alumni. We aim to identify the skills and experiences that will best facilitate career preparedness and success.
Our program is uniquely positioned to benefit from the expertise of our employer and executive network. They readily share their skills, experiences, and knowledge for the benefit of our students. Our deep relationships enable our students to engage directly with our alumni, Atlanta area leaders and Georgia State University staff who generously offer to provide other extra-curricular support.
Sarah Allen Gershon
associate director, WomenLead