For Current Students

Through Breaking Barriers, we aim to provide individualized guidance and support for our students throughout their time at Bryn Mawr. Below, we have outlined what support and opportunities look like for Breaking Barriers students during their time at Bryn Mawr.

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Breaking Barriers Scholars at our Valentine's Day Arts & Crafts at Lusty Cup!

Academic Year

Dean Leslie and your assigned Advising Dean will continue to reach out to check-in, see how you are doing, get you connected to groups or opportunities that you may not have had a chance to learn about, and more. While your Advising Dean (and later your Academic Major Advisor) focus on supporting you in crafting an academic plan and serve as a resource, Dean Leslie will serve as an additional resource and support person for all undocumented+, first-generation and students coming from limited-income backgrounds.

Moreover, Breaking Barriers scholars are welcome to attend our social events and workshops throughout the year hosted by our student coordinators! Our Breaking Barriers Student Coordinators are students in their sophomore, junior or senior year and are dedicated to serving as a resource, mentor and guide through the college experience for our Breaking Barriers community.

Once a student has declared a major, Dean Leslie will continue to work closely with the student, their Advising Dean, and Academic Major Advisor to ensure the student’s academic and professional success and personal well-being. Scholars are also encouraged to reference our Breaking Barriers Moodle page which lists resources and information to support services available on-campus.

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Our What is Credit? Why is it Important? Adulting 101 Workshop offered spring 2023.

Internships & Opportunities

A huge part of the college experience includes finding and applying for internships, fellowships and opportunities that enhance one’s academic interests and professional development. Throughout your time at Bryn Mawr, we encourage you to work closely with your Advising Dean, Academic Major Advisor and Dean Leslie to serve as your support network.

As a Bryn Mawr student, you will have access to the offerings provided through the Career & Civic Engagement Center including academic and professional development workshops, conferences and more. Moreover, additional academic and travel opportunities are available through academic departments and the Global Bryn Mawr office.

Meanwhile, through Breaking Barriers, we offer our Adulting 101 Workshop series which focuses on going over how to navigate important milestones each of us experience as we become older such as understanding health insurance, credit scores and credit cards, job benefits and more.

Resources & Support via Breaking Barriers Moodle

Scholars will have access to our Breaking Barriers moodle, a space dedicated to storing and sharing vital resources and information to support services and opportunities available on campus. For instance, information on tutoring, health and counseling resources, summer internship funding, student discounted flight tickets and more can be found on our moodle page. The Breaking Barriers moodle is accessible for current students only.

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