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Quotes from Senior Portfolios

Click below to read testimonials from Pine Manor College graduates:

Biology Major Graduates
Business and Management Major Graduates
Communication Major Graduates
Community Health Major Graduates
Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership Major Graduates
Psychology Major Graduates
Sociology and Political Science Major Graduates


Biology

Quotes from
Biology Major Graduates

 As a biology student at Pine Manor College, I have gone through enriching experiences I never imagined I would endeavor to do. What made it special was that I had the chance to take other elective courses that might not relate to my major but opened my eyes to other perspectives and how we are building a healthy environment that interacts cohesively and synergistically… My foremost goal as a person is to be part of improving other humans’ well-being and to provide solutions that will help in the treatment of diseases. Serving and helping other people is in my belief what brings happiness and contentment to a person. I feel much mature now and would be able to continue my learning endeavors with a new mindset and advanced skills I acquired through my PMC experience.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 Now the real question is "What did I take from all these experiences here at Pine Manor College? What will I take with me as I leave?”...Pine Manor College has taught me that it's not about you, it's about a community growing and flourishing. But how do we do it? It's about every person showing examples of how the diverse culture is, or how the picture is supposed to come out. I feel there are some life lessons that form the glue that puts all that I have learned together. All the academic learning and the sports activities can be put together into some major lessons that I will apply when I leave.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 Being at PMC had also taught me an important life lesson that I will carry with me for life: Create deep relationships with wherever the person is. One must spend time to know people better and create bonds with them instead of only saying “Hey how are you doing?” to every time one sees the other…Succeeding in college does not mean only having high grades; straight A’s shouldn’t be the ultimate goal, but rather one’s purpose should always be the “full package”, the full growth of the person in all areas: social, spiritual, professional, psychological, recreational, physical and intellectual… Another skill that I was happy about learning from Pine Manor is the ability to work in a group. Pine Manor is a small school where everybody knows everybody and we have to work in groups with each other even if we do not want to. This ability to work with each other really helped me stand out again from the other colleagues...Another plus from being a Pine Manor student was that my experience in our PMC community helped me succeed in my academic mission internship and adapt more readily to the multi-racial setting. Pine Manor is one of the most diverse colleges in New England. This fact had prepared me to adapt easily and naturally to work, study, engage and have fun with any race in any region I go to… When I look back at the reasons I appreciate being at Pine Manor College, I am grateful that it’s a place where the professor sees students not as machines to get assignments done, but as people just like them who can go through hard times.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor College has given me opportunities that have allowed me to grow into a stronger student. The courses and professors have pushed me to reach a potential I never thought I was capable of…Now I have gained knowledge and skills that have helped me to learn to communicate clearly with myself and others around me… Pine Manor has provided me with plenty of tools to network with other businesses, plenty of life-long mentors, friends, and place to call home away from home. I have learned how to be my authentic self in a professional place.’s life.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 My view of the world has changed from freshman year to senior year in a positive way. This is because of community service I have done in my college career. The event that changed my view on the world was Alternative Spring Break with PMC. I was in my sophomore year and I decided to go on the community service trip to New Orleans…This trip allowed me to see the world from a different perspective. I met many different people from the city as well as individuals from my group that attended other colleges. The experience made me feel great inside knowing that my peers and I were making a difference in someone’s life.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 During my time at Pine Manor College, I learned many things that not only enriched me as a student but also as a human being. I feel that this school supports students in a special way and wants them to be successful in many different ways… Finally, I must highlight something I realized during my time in the school and it was the enormous support that the faculty and staff give to the students. In this place, I felt that I could trust everyone due to their patience and time they shared with all the students.”
           Biology Major, 2018 Graduate

 My focus as a college student came from studying for quizzes and tests in my science classes, preparing for a presentation and working in groups to present what we worked on to the class. The type of focus I gained from presenting and working in groups will help in the real-world setting because I have had the experience with working with people from different backgrounds and a method of learning that is different from mine... Pine Manor College has been a safe haven for me to be able to learn in such an intimate way and to interact with professors.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 Over the years, I learned that practice makes everything better; my first oral presentation wasn’t the easiest thing to do...But over the years, I realized that an oral presentation is not about the way someone speaks or the fancy words that this person uses. It’s about making a connection with the audience, catching their attention with the subject of matter. It’s also about having the right information to share and hopefully helping them learn something new... I am really happy that I attended Pine Manor College because it has put me on the right path. The resources that are given and the one-on-one help that is provided by the teachers has also helped me throughout my journey in college. Overall my experiences at PMC has changed me for the best; I went from a confused child to a well-educated young woman. I am ready and excited to move into the next step and achieve my goals.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 When I started here at Pine Manor College, from the first class that I walked into Principles of Biology, I knew things would be different. I was still the same quiet and reserved girl, but for the first time in a very long time I felt as if I belonged. The fact that the class size was very small helped me quite a bit in opening up more. I found it so much easier to understand the course material...I had lacked passion, the kind of passion that I discovered here at Pine Manor as a biology major...A very short while after my first semester I started seeing all the possibilities a degree in biology could offer me. I honestly do not think this would have been possible without the support of professors and advisors who took the time to guide me in the right direction. This support system that I found at Pine Manor only strengthened and validated my decision to change my major.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 College has been a fascinating experience for me. It has had its highs and lows and many challenging experiences in between. Overall, I feel that I have been prepared for not only college but also life as a whole. The college has taught me many things, both academically and emotionally. It has revealed and exposed my true colors, both good and bad, and as a result, has built many aspects of my character. My experiences at Pine Manor College and the Learning Resource Center have shaped me into the person that I am today.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 I realized that PMC students benefited from personalized courses due to the small number of students per class. Also, professors committed seriously and thrived on their engagement with students... During my journey at PMC, I have not only developed different competencies but I have also acquired innumerable skills, professional knowledge, and immensely strengthened my qualities. As a result, I am confident that this set of valuable skills have provided me with a strong basis to achieve my short-term and long-term professional goals. Not to mention that they will have a positive impact on my personal life and contribute towards my self- realization.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 I believe...community service...enables young people to develop a sense of social responsibility and become involved in the community in which they are living...I believe it is great to give back to the communities we are a part of. But, it is not only about participating in activities such as recycling, volunteering, donating old clothes, cleaning house, mentoring, but to actually make it a lifestyle. I believe embracing and embedding social responsibility into your personal values so that you can give back to people that are in need (not only once but often) is key to a well- lived life.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 PMC has allowed me to communicate in many ways; I have written different types of papers, and presented to an audience using PowerPoints, flashcards and posters. We have always had a chance to develop and exercise our communication skills. The professors tell us specific skills we need to develop to effectively communicate either orally or in writing. I have had many opportunities to do a public presentation here at PMC and these experiences have strengthened me and have helped me realize that I can communicate effectively...Pine Manor gave me an opportunity to interact with students with different cultural backgrounds...Cross Cultural Psychology allowed me to take a glimpse worldwide and to understand that our culture influences our perception and therefore our psychology. I learned we are not so much different from others. Even though we all come from different places and have different cultures and different perspectives, we are all humans and deserve respect and acceptance. Our way of looking at things might be different and it is important to understand those differences and understand that our perception is greatly influenced by our culture.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 A few courses which positively impacted my time at PMC were both English compositions courses (CC 110 and CC 112) and the Senior Seminar Capstone course...Taking courses I would not usually choose if not for the school requirement has surely taught me something about the subject I was learning about, public speaking for example. This course has opened me up in challenging my presentation and speech skills...I believe what also comes with citizenship or being socially responsible is being non-judgmental to a peer’s opinions, beliefs, or values. My senior seminar course is a great example of how my classmates and I explored our values and opinions with social responsibility. Within weekly class discussions, we were able to hear each other out even if we did not agree with each other but put any judgements aside, and interact in a proper manner.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 By working in a group, I have learned many things. First that many people have different ways of absorbing information. Second, working in a group is important to improve classmate relationships. Third, working in a group has given me the opportunity to learn different skills and capacities from other people. I learned how to follow instructions and for me, the most important thing I learned from all these group projects was to be able to help and at the same time let other people help me. Now I can say that being part of PMC and being able to work in a group during all these four years has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life because this has helped me to communicate with others and leave behind my shyness.”
           Biology Major, 2017 Graduate

 

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Business and Management

Quotes from
Business and Management Major Graduates

 That Pine Manor College is an exceptional institution is not in question. This institution has transformed (me) into a global citizen who is excited to bring change to the world. The school has provided me with opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds. In my time at the institution, I have also gained insights into a wide range of different issues. Communication, citizenship and applied learning are some of the competencies that I have acquired at the school. In addition to these competencies, the school has also equipped me with collaboration and critical thinking skills. I am confident that I am adequately prepared to take on the world and help address the challenges that communities grapple with.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor College is such a diverse place and with so much group work I was able to look at problems and solutions from many different points of view. All of my business classes required me to work with others and talk about many different topics. I’ve learned to listen to others but also say what I feel or what I think about a business, or problem at hand. Collaborating with so many different people allowed me to be knowledgeable about others values, and way of life, also to share with others the things I know and what’s important to me.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor College has provided me a place to grow and excel as an athlete and student. I was challenged with a curriculum that was designed to empower creative, collaborative thinking. There was always help around campus. The students here were offered an opportunity to grow, live and study in a community of like-minded learners, many representing their own cultural background. The beautiful campus, the students, professors, and staff made it a place of enjoyment that created marketable tools for our future. I would recommend this school to people who are doers and who really would like to succeed in a small college. This experience will help you grow, to the next level and I would love to say a big thank you to each and every teacher here at Pine Manor College.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 My Business courses have been extremely helpful when it has come to my job and overall mentality. Even when I was in my accounting class, I never believed that the work that we were doing would show up later in life. Well, I was really wrong because even though I still don't have the exact job that I would like to have, I am still being presented with circumstances that require the knowledge that I have acquired from my business courses and career at Pine Manor.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 When I was initially at PMC...I did not pay attention to other people or try to know them. However, PMC is very different from my hometown; there are just a few people on campus. People are friendly, smiling, and welcoming of others. I always hear people say, “thank you.” I began to feel comfortable around them, and I tried to be more social. The first time I said, “thank you” was to the shuttle driver when I left the car. Recently, the driver made a joke with me, and I felt we were getting to know each other. Now I am always smiling at other students and I think that makes them feel comfortable. Nowadays, I always help people any way I can at PMC.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Collaboration is such a dynamic aspect of Pine Manor College. Interaction between everyone is a very important part of PMC. Our instructors and faculty members are always trying to get us to be a part of something, and always attempting to get students to embrace each other. Personally, the main way I did this was through athletics, but there were so many other opportunities for collaboration…Whether it was the school plays, the dance ensembles, or class presentations, collaboration was expected from everyone during their time at Pine Manor. Which can be applied in life in a plethora of ways…I would like to be able to give back to my community in the future by coaching, and also volunteering with kids in general. I grew up really needing athletics, because it not only forced me to socialize and communicate with others, but it gave me role models throughout my life. A lot of the people I look up too in my life have been my coaches. They really helped me stay out of trouble, not only because I was always in the gym or studying and doing my school work, but also because they taught me how important focusing on myself was.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 When speaking about citizenship here at Pine Manor College, the first word that comes to mind is diversity…I’ve made friends that speak a completely different first language than me; I have been able to try so many different foods, and above all, I have learned to appreciate other cultures and what influences they have, or have had, on society…I am more socially responsible as a result of this, because I now take all diverse groups into consideration when planning dorm events, suggesting activities, and when sharing facilities on campus. In groups, if there is someone from another background that does not want to speak, I will ask them to write instead to make them more comfortable. A lesson that I have learned about being a citizen here at Pine Manor College is to always be friendly because you never know how much you have in common with someone until you both speak to each other…As I close this chapter and begin yet another journey, I can truly say that Pine Manor College has been a huge contribution to my growth as a student, an employee, and a person. My experiences here at Pine Manor College have shaped me into a more ethical and well-rounded individual.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 I am now a part of the PMC community, also a very diverse community. I received the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, places that I dream to visit. Having conversations and understanding someone culture is a great ability. I believe I have been accepted by my PMC community, I have been a part of plenty of different organization on campus, PMC does a great job making sure everyone is relatable and can work together in the same space, and the students are educated enough to make everyone feel secure and important regardless of the diversity.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor College truly has a special place in my heart the amount of love I have for this place is unimaginable I never thought I would see the day when I’m on summer break thinking about how much I can’t wait to go back to school, not only is the location of the school perfect the whole campus and the atmosphere is amazing. I really hope I make it big in life because the amount of ideas and contributions I would love to make to this school is truly unbelievable but for now, I want to give back in any way I can.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 In the future, I do plan on giving back to my community whether it’s by signing up for volunteer work in my neighborhood but also doing community service projects as I pursue my career...I wouldn’t mind becoming a mentor to an adolescent or teenager who is in need of guidance. When I become very prosperous and financially stable, I will invest in a Big Sister program for young girls of Hispanic and African American descent. I want my target segment to specifically be focused on young, female minorities who need guidance in their lives during puberty, dealing with new relationships, helping them get jobs or internships and also to be a personal mentor in their life.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Four years ago, when I first stepped on this campus, I wouldn't have been able to predict my accomplishments...I've grown into a vocal person who is learning to understand the differences and similarities that I share with people around me. Mentally I've become stronger because of different learning experiences. Being at Pine Manor has taught me a lot such as working with others, using my resources, being independent, and how to prioritize… I have a lot of plans that I would like to complete when it comes to giving back to my community. Being able to give back to my community is such a massive thing for me because I care so much about my hometown and where I grew up. Not only from my younger years but the time I spent here at Pine Manor. I want to be able to make it a safer place for younger generations who come behind me.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor and all the teachers, students and faculty taught me how to think critically, be more communicative and be more collaborative with my peers and community. They have helped me be a better citizen in the campus community and helped me realize that the small things that I have learned on my way to graduation will integrate into my future endeavors… As I leave Pine Manor, I leave with the confidence and assertion knowing that I can accomplish anything.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor has given me countless opportunities to grow from a professional point of view and personal. The network of people I have been able to make since I started school has been incredible I basically know everyone that works at Pine Manor and they know me…I am glad I chose to attend Pine Manor college I am thankful for all the knowledge and experience that I have gained during my tenure here, and I feel that I am prepared to take on the real world after I graduate.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 All the experiences I had within school and outside make me a more accomplished person. I have changed a lot both mentally and physically due to the school education and all the extracurricular activities. In the past years, I tried my best to complete my classes, work in groups with classmates, and try internships to broaden my horizon...These different roles give me a clearer picture of how various business lines work and how the industry is growing and developing. These experiences are useful for me to my communication skills and my critical thinking ability, to learn how to have better collaborations with other people, to gain the sense of citizenship and to apply what I have learned in reality. These experiences and the knowledge I gained during this process has become an important part of me and enriched my identity. The combination of school academic life and my internship experiences endowed me with a stronger understanding of my balance between these two roles and prepared me better for my future career.”
           Business and Management Major, 2018 Graduate

 Collaboration is one of the skills I learned from my team experiences while participating in PMC Athletics, being an RA, and a student leader. Once I lost my shyness and became a team captain, I found that it was collaboration that was at the heart of teamwork. I have learned that without collaboration, athletes are not motivated and a team cannot be very successful.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 Although I believe that my commitment to good citizenship developed long ago, I can say that I am now a better citizen and leader because of the wonderful faculty members who’ve taught me, over the years, to believe in myself and my ability...I have been able to build citizenship competency because I had a place to call home and people to call family: This is what Pine Manor has offered me. Small schools like Pine Manor are dream builders.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 Coming to Pine Manor College really changed who I was...Being a student ambassador helped me to greatly improve my oral communication skills...This task has caused me to vastly improve my oral communication competency, while contributing, as a good citizen, to the PMC community.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 An important development that I am proud to have undergone, particularly during my first year at Pine Manor College, is that I have become a better global citizen...the most important lesson that I learned from being exposed to so many global cultures and learning to be a better global citizen at PMC is that race is nothing more than a social contrast created by humans, intended to emphasize on our minor differences, instead of enjoying our universal similarities. This learning has served me well in life because I continuously apply my knowledge of different cultures to form better relationships in other parts of my life, such as in my jobs; which is also a great example of integrated and applied learning.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 College is a much more social experience, and the support of peers is paramount for a positive experience...In order to work in a group successfully, I realized that I had to be patient, flexible, and respectful. Through practice, I learned to trust other students, be patient, and possess empathy. Coincidentally, I also realized that when I collaborated with other students, we often came up with better ideas than I could have ever come up with alone. Through collaborative teamwork, I obtained feedback from my partners, both positive and negative, which let me know if I was on the right track or needed to conduct additional research. I also found out my strengths and weaknesses through peer evaluation and directly from my professor. Through my time at PMC, I have significantly grown with respect to my collaboration with others...Collaboration skills also helps me to improve my critical thinking and increases my overall productivity, while also developing supportive friendships. I made several lasting friends at Pine Minor, people who come from completely different backgrounds than me...I credit what I have learned about collaboration in my PMC classes for enabling me to make new friends that I believe will last a lifetime.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 I believe that my PMC education will change my life. I also believe I will be able to apply my education to solve problems that I will encounter in the future...The competencies I have gained from my classes and outside of school will help me achieve my goals. After graduation, I believe that I will find a job in which I can use the different skills I have gained at PMC such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, applied and integrated learning, and citizenship. I also believe I will be able to apply these skills to solve the business and life problems that I will encounter as the future unfolds.”
           Business and Management Major, 2017 Graduate

 

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Communication-min

Quotes from
Communication Major Graduates

 Through my years at Pine Manor I have been able to learn more about the core competencies and how they have influenced my learning. I believe that these competencies could help many of the students coming after me to become successful members of society. It will also teach them to use the skills that they have learned at Pine Manor in their careers. I believe that I am ready to start the next chapter in my life.”
           Communication Major, 2017 Graduate

 Giving back to society is incredibly important to me. I plan on continuing my political endeavors by going to protests and fighting for those who do not possess the privilege I have. Through personal research and a class I took at Pine Manor called "Power and Privilege" I have been educated on the power that comes with the privilege I have.”
           Communication Major, 2017 Graduate

 Throughout all my time at Pine Manor College, I have learned a lot about myself as an individual working in groups: how effective and ineffective groups can operate and the many challenges that working in a group can have...These experiences have helped me realize that in the future, when collaborating in groups in the workforce, that communication is key; if one or more persons is not on the same page it can have a huge effect on how successful a project will go. Also, compromise is an important and fair way to allow both individuals a way to win and succeed in achieving the same goal.”
           Communication Major, 2017 Graduate

 My public speaking class was severe but was what helped me get to where I am at today. I had never had to speak in front of a crowd of people before until this course. This course had taught me a great amount of significant techniques that assisted me with the ability to overcome the fears I had to speaking in public. This course not only enabled me to speak in public but also help to improve my writing skills in speech form as well.”
           Communication Major, 2017 Graduate

 In (my) public speaking class at PMC, there were many group presentations in the class, and we collaborated with other students to finish up the work. So, I learned useful teamwork lessons...I felt that teamwork will be very significant in the future when I will work in a company because there are more people in the company, and they have more presentations or meetings, compared to universities. Therefore, I am so happy to experience group presentations with PMC students in the class. It was a really good practice for my future and career.”
           Communication Major, 2017 Graduate

 

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Community Health

Quotes from
Community Health Major Graduates

 Over my years At Pine Manor College I came to realize that I am a different person now than I was in high school…Now that I am in college, I became open-minded and tolerant of others. When I encountered people who had different worldviews as me, I used to think that they were wrong or ignorant. Now, when I meet people with a different worldview, I think about their background, culture, experiences, and everything else that might play a role in their worldview…Pine Manor College's diverse campus drove me to understand and tolerate others' point of view. I am an African American woman who believes in equal right, access to health care, and safety for all. My beliefs motivate me to become a student, a listener, and a helper. I want to make a difference as a citizen in society by seeking higher education to provide me with the skills that I need to help people in regards to healthcare… I love my college campus because it is diverse. I am surrounded by students who are from different part of the world; since I wasn't born in the United States, I feel like I belong in this community.”
           Community Health major, 2018 Graduate

 I believe Pine Manor has given me the essentials to be successful in life. I have taken interesting courses with excellent professors. I have grown as a person and made amazing connections with people. I cannot wait to take what I have learned at Pine Manor with me as I work towards my next goal…I have obtained a lot of knowledge and various skills that I can use to give back to the community. I can educate women on their health, especially pregnancy health. I can help answer basic questions my friends may have in regards to the human body. I also plan on doing volunteer work with organizations such as Planned Parenthood.”
           Community Health major, 2018 Graduate

 

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Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership

Quotes from
Early Childhood: Education, Health
and Leadership Major Graduates

 Working with the children, I learned that critical thinking is essential for teachers and the students. Critical thinking is vital for teachers because each lesson plan might not get the students attention, or they might not be able to under the concepts the way they are being taught. Lesson plans might have to be altered in a moment and thinking on my feet and using my mind is a skill that was gained from challenging classes at Pine Manor that required me to think through situations and ideas.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 College has been one of the best experiences in my life. It taught me independence, patience, determination and persistence. I just would like to say thank you for everyone who believed in me when I wanted to give up. To all my professors who took the time out to ensure that I got my work done, to my advisors who listened to me nag until I graduated, to every students who made my day with a simple smile thank you. The sleepless nights and epic fails are what made me who I am today, and I wouldn't go back to change it for the world… Pine Manor has really taught me a lot. I’m so proud of the transition I made from a young woman to a grown adult. It has sculpted me in many ways that I never imagined possible.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 Throughout my years of living I never understood the importance of giving back. But my junior year at the Pine has taught me the blessing within it and the significance it has to those that benefit from it. This learning experience took place at Cradles to Crayons…Pine Manor provided the opportunity for students attending, to volunteer their time to make care packages for children of all ages. I got the chance to create care packages for girls of 4 months to a year old…It made me feel needed but also filled my heart with warmth because I never knew that the percent of children poverty is so high…I’m grateful for this project because it opened my mind to understand that not everyone got everything they need or deserve in this world…That's when my thoughts shifted to think about the world as a whole. It was something I knew I had to do again; not only that something I would want to do again.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 Setting goals and having plans to achieve them is something PMC pushes for students.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 I came into this school as a shy, quiet, student who was never thought she would see herself as a leader. I leave this school as a more outgoing person, who has in some ways taken on the role of the leader, a person who has taken the new opportunities that the school provided me with, and overall a person who is much more confident, and self-aware and last but not least a very determined young woman who wants nothing more than to succeed in life, find happiness and achieve her goals… Though my time here is coming to an end I will forever be grateful for all the amazing opportunities this school has gifted me with. I will move forward with more knowledge, more curiosity, more cultural awareness, and lastly a greater love for learning. Thank you for the wonderful three and a half years.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 At Pine Manor College I learned a lot of different skills from the classes and I applied them to my internship. Working in a preschool, I use a lot of the techniques I learned from the education classes.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2018 Graduate

 Through my collaboration with classmates, I became more confident, stronger, and a citizen within the PMC community. My classmates...taught me an invaluable lesson; to treat others the way you want to be treated.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 Public speaking can inform and challenge audiences on what they think is the right information...By taking my communication classes I learned that I am now able to communicate to the audience without feeling nervous and present well-ordered information when needed. In the future, I will most likely use these skills to present to elementary school age children, parents, or even staff at programs and meetings in my future workplace.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 The Gator community has a mission, just like any other school. As a student in the Pine Manor College community I have acquired qualities and mastered competencies that have now become part of my everyday life...After attending classes, especially my education classes, I began to value what the faculty at the college was trying to make us understand about being a part of the Pine Manor College community. I learned to appreciate these stated college outcomes and how these related to my understanding and appreciation of my college world and the world in general. I think little by little, I saw how I could contribute to a changing world, be an advocate for children with good teaching skills. In the course of my education, I chose the career path I hope to follow. I have learned about many different types of ideas. I have learned how to be respectful and try to understand and value others ideas. I know and value the freedom I have, particularly in my education classes, to disagree, and discuss different views and opinions in order to learn.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 I have learned to apply, and connect many different courses, skills, information and observations. I learned about the integration of curriculum, environment and safety in Professor Vautour’s and Professor Tzizik’s classes...In every childcare place I’ve attend and participated in I had the opportunity to apply what I learned in classes.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 My Foundations of Education (course) also informed me and taught me about the importance of citizenship, contributing to the community and also how education has an impact on the community...I have been a citizen of the Pine Manor Community but being a citizen is not just about helping the campus or the people on it. It is also about the many different things that you, yourself can do to help others outside our college community, our State and the Country.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 I really enjoy collaborating with others because I am able to get different opinions, suggestions and perspectives. We are not all good at the same thing. Someone’s strength could be my weakness. When we work together, we are all able to contribute our different strengths to come to a more complete solution. PMC has given me many opportunities to work with my classmates through debates, projects, pair shares and class discussion. It has always been a positive experience because I would always gain a new perspective on a particular topic that I thought I knew all about.”
           Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership, 2017 Graduate

 

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Psychology

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Psychology Major Graduates

 Pine Manor College has helped me in many ways more than one. Being in class and learning helps me but I actually get to apply what I learn from being involved on my school campus. I mentor for the Second Step IMAGINE program but I am also a Teacher’s Assistant. When being chosen to be a teacher’s assistant there is a requirement that you have to go on the summer retreat with other upcoming student leaders of Pine Manor College…Going on the retreat with my fellow student leaders of Pine Manor was an astounding experience. It was once of the greatest things I could have ever done in my life. We all learned so much on that trip and I feel as though things that I have learned can be applied to any situation.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 My future goals will not only depend on my experience here at PMC but my experience of life up to this very day…Being here at PMC has given me a lot of options in my future…”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 In my four years at Pine Manor, I know I have developed so many important abilities that will enable me to meet my goals in the future. I can communicate in a variety of different ways with various groups of people; my collaborative skills have increased so much, and I am proud that by adding critical thinking to collaborative, I helped to develop an important research project. Above all, majoring in psychology, has provided knowledge, and more importantly, a genuine feeling of compassion to help others.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 In applied theatre for social change, you learn the importance of teamwork (collaboration), communication, and reliability…Communication was shown through our warm-up games; that would start off slow but then towards the end everyone was having fun and more attentive…Teamwork, communication, and reliability are good characteristics, and I am glad I found that out early because that is what companies look for; especially when it comes to jobs and projects that need a leader with positive character traits…I have a new-found respect for the world of theatre for social change because Teaching Artists come out of their comfort zone every day to facilitate the social issue. It allows you to expand your mind on social issues going on around the world, and we should be more open-minded as a community to be more aware.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 Not only has Pine Manor taught me how to become a more effective leader, but it has also shown me how to communicate and define myself in a diverse environment with different people from different countries and states. Pine Manor has genuinely been my home away from home, like a second family, that I will miss when I leave. Pine Manor has provided me with the academic and social skills I need to further my career; the college has also connected me with so many professional people that I feel so blessed to be working beside.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 Here at Pine Manor every class and teacher emphasizes five core competencies. These competencies represent the commitment of our learning community to develop the capacity for success in all students… Going into my internship, I used everything I learned from classes and applied it to my work habits.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 Being at this internship made me realize that I was fulfilling a big part of the citizenship competency because I was being a positive advocate for the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan community by helping out the next generation and being a positive figure for them.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 My life experiences and time here at Pine Manor College have made me who I am today. The skills I have obtained here have made it possible for me to go out into my community and do exactly what I want to do effectively. I know now that everything that I have gone through hasn’t been for nothing. It’s been for me to grow into a better person and to learn my strengths and weaknesses. It was for me to use my own experiences to help others.”
           Psychology, 2018 Graduate

 I am thankful for the critical feedback from professors and peer reviewers that helped improve my writing skills. If it were not for their help I would have trouble telling the stories of my college experience. Without being able to effectively communicate my point through visual and verbal works I would not be walking across the stage as a 2017 graduate...Working collaboratively with those of different cultural backgrounds became normal for me...I was opened up to new possibilities and connections.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 Professors at PMC are so supportive because we are a small school and students know that they honestly care about how well we do. My advisor not only helps me choose classes and talks to me about my grades, but she also helps me stay focused and stay committed by reminding me of my goals when I feel overwhelmed or unmotivated. The support I receive motivated me to take on several leadership roles here at PMC...Taking on leadership roles on campus makes me look forward to taking leadership roles in my future career. I want to be someone that can look back at their years of schooling and say “finally, this is what I’ve been working towards.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 My experience at Pine Manor has been nothing but incredible. Along with the amazing diversity within the student body, there are small classes, and the professors actually care about your success in all your classes, not just the ones they may teach, and really work with you to make sure you are on track and help you be as successful as possible. The professors at PMC take the time to stay after class, help you during office hours and even respond to those panicked 10pm emails on Saturday and Sunday nights.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 Pine Manor College has helped me grow to become a better version of myself and to know who I am as an adult... My internship experience made me realize that I have patience, and good communication skills than I originally thought...I am forever grateful that I had the chance to go to college...I am proud to say that I will be a college graduate in May of 2017.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 I have gained a lot of knowledge from the classes I have taken at Pine Manor College. I was able to apply the skills and vocabulary from my psychology courses to help me be successful at my internship site. I could work with others outside of my ethnic background and I learned how to communicate professionally with my peers.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 Citizenship has taught me to be more open to different cultures because you never know what you may find. While being at PMC I realized how much I want to travel and explore different countries and see what they may offer. Having diversity can benefit you because in today’s society, a second language is very beneficial in the work place. I like to say the more diverse you are the more opportunities you achieve...Pine Manor has definitely challenged me to be a better person, to be open to grow and not to be afraid to take chances. I know starting this journey of my life I will take what I learned and apply it.”
           Psychology, 2017 Graduate

 

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Sociology and Political Science

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Sociology and Political Science Major Graduates

 The things that I learned at school I applied learning experience to my internship… we all shared ideas and gave positive feedback to one another…When I was in that meeting it felt like my class research design and applied statistics all over again. If it was not for Pine Manor College I would not be the way I am today!”
            Sociology and Political Science, 2018 Graduate

 When I did my internship…I thought that they were going to give me a desk and give me a list of things to do and that would be it…The first thing they did is that they booked a conference room…They used that conference room the entire time that they were working on their project. And while everyone was working on their individual work, they were all working together and depending on each other’s work to be done so that they could move forward… It also made me realize that I do not have to do everything on my own and that my team is also there for me to rely on making the work easier for me and by excluding them I was making my life harder by putting everything on myself. And that even when I don’t like what they are saying…(I should) at least listen to what they are saying because they are part of the group.”
            Sociology and Political Science, 2018 Graduate

 Pine Manor has helped mold me into this hard-working woman. With learning to balance all of my priorities young adding in more to my life didn't seem as such a challenge. Each semester from day one I was pushed to do my best on the court and in the classroom. I was challenged critically, collaboratively and I was able to build my communication skills with integrated and applied learning.”
            Sociology and Political Science, 2018 Graduate

 There were many skills that I came to Pine Manor with, but there were many skills that I developed, or are still developing. I came to Pine Manor with strong oral and visual communication, but found myself being challenged in ways I never thought. Creating a poster and presenting it at the NEPA conference opened my eyes and showed me that my skills can always be developed. My written communication was challenged in many different ways. Senior Seminar challenged me in ways that I will never be able to express...Pine Manor is a diverse campus and taught me that everyone is different. If I want to be successful, I have to understand those differences and be able to work around them...I am leaving Pine Manor with a good sense on how to think outside of the box. I learned to think critically and quickly. I can confidently say that Pine Manor helped me develop so many skills.”
            Sociology and Political Science, 2017 Graduate

 Pine Manor College helped me strengthen the skill of collaboration because as a freshman and sophomore I strictly disliked working in groups and by junior year I learned to manage group work and benefit from others feedback. Collaboration has given me the ability to give and receive constructive criticism... In the real world, communication skills are used daily. I am now able to communicate effectively with people at my work place and during meetings, interviews, and other encounters. I have this confidence because of the work I have done in my classes at Pine Manor.”
           Sociology and Political Science, 2017 Graduate

 I am forever grateful for and proud of my decision to attend PMC. It was never just a school for me, but rather, a place where I discovered myself. Academically, I was challenged. Socially, I was challenged. It is an experience I know I would not have gotten had I gone to school anywhere else.”
           Sociology and Political Science, 2017 Graduate

 

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Communication Major Graduates
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Early Childhood: Education, Health and Leadership Major Graduates
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