The mentorship I received at Gordon through the Psychology department was incredibly valuable. That mentorship has continued even after graduating, and throughout my professional career, Fulbright application and experience, and PhD program applications. While it was not something I considered in choosing a school, faculty and staff commitment to supporting students after graduation has been tremendous—once attending Gordon, I feel as though I've joined a lifelong community of scholars.
—Emily Fisher ‘05
I recall seeing many posters around campus regarding the Fulbright, and I attended an information session or two. It seemed like a fantastic opportunity to travel, keep up my Spanish, and get a chance to be an informal ambassador to another country. Professor Pamela Thuswaldner, the Fulbright program advisor, was extremely helpful during my process. In addition, I really enjoyed my on-campus interview. I felt incredibly supported, as though each of the faculty members interviewing me truly wanted me to succeed.
I don’t think I was fully prepared for how difficult it was going to be to no longer be at Gordon—all of those friends in one place, being constantly challenged academically and spiritually. . . . However, the relationships I was fortunate enough to form throughout my time at Gordon were extremely helpful in supporting me through this experience of loss, while encouraging me to take advantage of the incredible experience of being a Fulbright scholar.
—Mariška A. Bolyanatz ‘08