The BOLD Center for Leadership, Career, and Personal Development is an exciting initiative that positions Douglass students for excellence in work and life by providing an innovative and enriching set of leadership, mentoring, career, and personal development programs. The BOLD Center programs help students to clarify their academic and career goals, connect them with role models and mentors whose lives and work are exemplary, and prepare them for success in their personal and professional lives. Interwoven through the BOLD Center Initiatives are four core values that are guiding principles for Douglass programs focused on career, leadership, and professional development: 1) exploration of identity and self-knowledge; 2) affirmative environments to lead, live, and work well; 3) promotion of confidence as a method of achieving one's aspirations; and 4) cultivation of professional and life skills. The BOLD curriculum is designed to encourage students to explore their identities as leaders, value diversity and inclusivity, develop confidence in their abilities, and build intellectual and practical skills to help them navigate life both during and beyond the college experience.
Bold Center Programs
The BOLD Center provides a variety of unique programs designed to propel your future to success. At The Christiana Foglio DC'84 Career Conference, you will build your network, listen to the wisdom of alumnae professionals, and learn all the opportunities waiting for you at the BOLD Center and Douglass. The Reilly Program at the BOLD Center at Douglass for Advancing Women's Professional Development offers an innovative career development curriculum in combination with an immersive experiential learning opportunity known as an externship. Through the Public Leadership Education Network, students interested in politics, law, and public policy travel to Washington, D.C. as well as Trenton, NJ to participate in networking and mentoring events with public leaders. These are just some of the resources and experiences waiting for you at the BOLD Center.
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The Student Experience
“BOLD allows us to know that there are individuals on this campus who care and are rooting for our success. In addition, the staff cultivates an environment that allows the students to feel comfortable and welcomed, and always lets us know they are willing to help as best as possible.” - Wen Shao