Agnes Advantage: Preparing Women for a World of Opportunity
Agnes Advantage is a signature program of the college which provides you with the opportunity to pursue immersive experiences linking the classroom to a wider world: study abroad, internships and undergraduate research. Agnes Advantage begins with courses and classroom experiences that provide the knowledge and theoretical foundations for experiential learning. It leads to learning opportunities in domestic and global settings that enable you to develop a compelling individual portfolio of knowledge, skills and experiences critical to career and post-graduate success. Agnes Advantage is such an integral part of the student experience at Agnes Scott that it is our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Agnes Advantage experiences provide opportunities to learn in a variety of settings and to contribute to your education by adding depth, breadth, engagement with a wider world, opportunities to hone skills, and/or exposure to career opportunities. These experiences include:
- Study Abroad: Are you interested in a short-term faculty-led program, a semester or year-long immersion, public service or an internship abroad? At Agnes Scott, you have international opportunities in more than 50 countries and 150 universities. International education is an integral part of the Agnes Scott experience. You will become a globally competent citizen with cross-cultural sensitivity and knowledge about world cultures.
- Internships: Can you imagine a college-aged woman serving an integral role in planning and executing author readings associated with the renowned Decatur Book Festival, feeding and caring for dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium, creating fragrances with a custom parfumerie, interviewing musicians and writing about concerts in a multitude of musical genres, or working on an AIDS project with the Chinese Centers of Disease Control and Prevention? Agnes Scott students didn’t just imagine these experiences. They lived them through their internships. Opportunities like these and many more await you at Agnes Scott College. Approximately 60% of Agnes Scott students take part in the college’s internship program, with internship sites around the Atlanta metropolitan area and at other national and international locations. In addition to enjoying life-changing experiences at their internships, many students receive academic credit under the supervision of a faculty member for participating in an internship.
- Undergraduate research gives you the opportunity to work collaboratively on research and creative activity with our faculty across campus and around the world. Over 80% of Agnes Scott students experience the exhilaration that comes with exploring a problem in depth and learning to create new knowledge. Mentored research projects are available to rising juniors and seniors and include research and creative activity with faculty from every discipline. Notable among the many venues that you will have for sharing what you have learned is Agnes Scott’s Spring Annual Research Conference, known as SpARC. In addition, students present or publish the results of their research (individually or with faculty and student co-presenters or authors), which gives them a competitive advantage in applying to graduate and professional schools or for their first job.