Douglass and the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers have launched a series of panels around the country centered on learning from women leaders and exploring the influential role Rutgers, Douglass and IWL play in transformative education on leadership. The series, named Education for Transformation: When Women Lead, launched last spring in Washington D.C. with a panel of alumnae leaders speaking before an enthusiastic crowd of over 50 Rutgers alumni.
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Douglass WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) propels Douglass STEM students to success at Rutgers and beyond. Make it through your classes with other STEM students by your side through engineering, computer science, and general sciences living-learning communities. Pave your way to paid, faculty-led research by participating in Douglass' research program, Project SUPER. Get the inside knowledge necessary to start a career in STEM through specialized professional development programs specifically for Douglass STEM students.
An externship is an immersive workplace experience during winter, spring, or summer break in which students are mentored by a professional. Work on projects, sit in on meetings, connect with potential references, and get an inside glimpse into a particular career. Externships offer students a way to get workplace experience with NO prior experience required. Douglass students also have access to the BOLD Center, a Douglass specific career center, as well as legal career and public policy programs.
Douglass is home to the Center for Women in the Arts at Douglass, a collection of programs that connect Douglass students to practicing artists. Curate real exhibitions, work directly with the Douglass Artist-in-Residence, and even have your work displayed through the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series. Not an art major, no problem! Art programs at Douglass are open to students in all majors.
Through Douglass Discovery, students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences take a direct route to research and hands-on learning through a year-long cohort experience. By collaborating directly with faculty, artists, corporate leaders, and other professionals, students build their resumes and expand their horizons. Work on arts initiatives, public health projects, research studies, and more! Topics studied by students in Douglass Discovery range from public health and child psychology to performance art and LGBTQIA+ studies.
At Douglass, we think of feminism on a global scale. Global at Douglass is a set of courses and learning communities that focus on topics affecting women, girls, and LGBTQ+ people around the world. Students who pursue Global programs at Douglass through the Global Village Living-Learning Community and feminist advocacy courses qualify to apply to a funded study abroad program for Douglass students in a subsequent year.
This past January, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy gave his 2024 State of the State Address.
“With us today is Sabrina Charles—who will be graduating, with Honors, from the Rutgers School of Nursing this May,” said Governor Phil Murphy in his speech. “Sabrina is doing her part to help resolve our nursing shortage. And we are going to keep doing our part to support many others like her who are pursuing a career of service.”
The student Governor Murphy highlighted, Douglass senior Sabrina Charles DRC’24, is a nursing major with a passion for holistic and equitable healthcare for all people.
Every other Thursday in the Douglass Student Center, the Douglass D.I.V.A.S. student organization brings the Douglass community together in conversation about the diverse set of issues that college-aged women face each day at Rutgers.
“The mission of our organization is to provide a network for all students with a strong interest in women's issues, by providing students a safe space to discuss, debate, socialize and create a bond that will positively contribute to each member's academic experience,” said Ryan Milne-Hood DRC’24, a biological sciences major and vice president of D.I.V.A.S.