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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Is a Women’s College Right for You?

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Shannon Vasconcelos

Written by Shannon Vasconceloson March 1st, 2024

I came to College Coach with close to 10 years of experience in college financial aid offices. I began my career at Boston University, where I counseled students and their parents on the financial aid process and reviewed undergraduate financial aid applications. At Tufts University, where I served as assistant director of financial aid, I developed expertise in the field of health professions financial aid. I was responsible for financial aid application review, grant awarding and loan processing, and college financing and debt management counseling for both pre- and post-doctoral dental students. I have also served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, coordinating early college awareness activities for middle school students; as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, educating high school guidance counselors on the financial aid process; and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts, aiding students and parents with the completion of online financial aid applications.
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What do Gloria Steinem, Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Hepburn, Benazir Bhutto, and Rachel Carson have in common? They are all stand-out leaders in their respective fields, and they are also graduates of women’s colleges. In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Bright Horizons College Coach® wants to celebrate the incredible role that women’s colleges have played in shaping the leaders of the past and continue to play in building the leaders of tomorrow. If you are considering attending a women’s college, check out this series of blog posts. In fact, even if you’ve never considered attending a women’s college, read on anyway to learn more about the variety of women’s colleges that are out there and the diverse opportunities that they offer to students. You may just find that a women’s college that is a great fit for you! Learn more about women’s colleges:

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