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Agnes Scott’s Innovative Curriculum Drives Social Mobility and Propels Students to Professional Success

Amil Greene ‘22, political science and sociology, chose Agnes Scott for the immersive SUMMIT curriculum and its specific emphasis on cultivating each student’s leadership qualities. 

Amil Greene ’22

As an Afro-Latinx student, she was also drawn to the diverse student body where pride in her Panamanian culture would be appreciated. Her first-year Global Journeys course included a transformative trip to Ghana, and her leadership seminar inspired her to leave a legacy on campus. As a student government leader and an admissions ambassador, she initiated an affordable LSAT course for pre-law students and crafted an online audio tour for prospective students, all while completing multiple internships, including notable Atlanta law firms, Nike, and the National Black MBA Association. 

Ultimately, Greene decided to use her knowledge of the law, business, and politics to influence the government as an analyst at Deloitte Consulting. As an Analyst, she is putting her skills to work and reflects on her Constitutional Law course as the experience that honed her ability to write, expressing thoughts clearly and succinctly. 

For Greene, Agnes Scott is also where she learned professional agility – learning quickly, accepting feedback and improving her skills for the next professional challenge.

Management consulting is largely anchored in the ability to network onto projects that will make your career soar. Agnes Scott gave me the confidence to assert and advocate for myself in rooms where I was often the only woman. Agnes Scott taught me that I had every tool imaginable to win, I just had to believe I could.

Amil Greene ’22

Professional success is central to academic preparation at Agnes Scott College. Majors are shaped to ensure that every student, regardless of major, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, completes applied learning via internships and mentored research that is highly correlated with gainful employment and graduate school acceptance. Agnes Scott partners with employers for its sophomore class experience (SCALE) and for recruiting interns and entry-level applicants so that students have multiple interactions with employers.

95% of the Class of 2022 is employed or enrolled in graduate school or fellowships

  • 57% of the Class of 2022 employed
  • 36% in graduate school
  • 7% continuing education in post-bacc programs or fellowships

Class of 2022 hiring employers included Deloitte, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, IBM, McKinsey, ThermoFisher Scientific, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Teach for America, Atlanta History Center and Habitat for Humanity. 

One-third (36%) of graduates matriculated to a wide variety of graduate schools, including PhD candidates at Brown University, Duke University and Oregon Health & Science and Master’s programs at Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, Emory University Goizueta School of Business and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Law school acceptances included the University of Georgia School of Law and Cornell Law. 

Innovating the liberal arts to include immersive learning has earned Agnes Scott a #1 Most Innovative ranking in the 2023 US News & World Report. It has also given graduates the applied skills in teamwork, diversity, equity and inclusion and communication needed in the marketplace. First-year leadership and global competence coursework are paired with immersive experiences to see leadership in action worldwide. 

And strong graduation rates for such a diverse student body have fueled the college’s No. 2 ranking in Social Mobility. Admitting and graduating a diverse student body is central to the college mission, and recent outcomes suggest that Agnes Scott graduates are thriving in the job and graduate school markets. These impressive post-graduate statistics reflect Agnes Scott’s commitment to providing professional support and career pathway introductions for every student.

Read more about our outcomes for the Class of 2022, including featured employers, graduate schools and experiential learning opportunities.