Lessons learned as a non-traditional student

by Holly Richardson An African proverb says “Educate a man and you educate a man. Educate a woman and you educate a nation. I grew up in a home where education was important. My dad received a Bachelor’s degree from BYU when I was a toddler, and a few years later when I was in […]

Choosing to Attend a Non-Church University: Part I

College application season is here for many (young) women, and so over the next several weeks we will be featuring LDS women’s experiences of selecting a college/university. If you’d like to share your story, contact us.  Amber Spackman Jones It’s been 15 years since I decided where to do my undergrad, but the decision still feels relevant […]

Taking the Young Women on a College Campus Tour

by Holly Ties to Personal Progress: Divine Nature: Part of developing your divine nature is “adding knowledge.”  We can choose to add knowledge in a myriad of ways, but a formal college education is one of the most straightforward and best ways to do so. Individual Worth: “You are preparing now to fulfill a unique mission […]

10 Lessons Learned While Inside the Bubble

Image credit: Ben Crowder by Bryn Watkins Well, three weeks ago I said goodbye to Provo and hello to Wellington, New Zealand, and in so doing bid farewell to the weirdly concentrated BYU experience I got to brave for one solitary semester.  Here’s what I learned along the way. 1. There is a place for […]

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