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Empowering students to make a statement around the globe is in our DNA. Today, we are introducing a new signature academic experience that will be shared by all undergraduate students in all majors beginning fall 2018. MPOWER unites powerful components for transformative learning, leadership development, community engagement, and career preparation. It will empower you to learn and to lead equipped with an education that is uniquely Mills.

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Thrive With Team Support.

You'll start your MPOWER journey with a dedicated academic success team that will help you discover your dreams and realize them in real life. You'll be guided by this personal support system during the entire course of your time at Mills. Your team will include a faculty advisor/mentor in your major or area of interest and an academic navigator who will help you learn the ropes and take advantage of the exciting learning and growth opportunities ahead.

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Take Action and Make Change.

As part of MPOWER, you'll dive into community-engaged learning projects ranging from internships to courses to study-away opportunities. Sign up for our spring break study away programs where upcoming opportunities include a tropical marine conservation trip to Roatan, Honduras, and a voyage to the cloud forest in Ecuador. Expand your learning, gain practical experience, and get involved in the world.

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Put Your Passions into Practice.

As you progress on your MPOWER journey, you'll immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind faculty-mentored project. Depending on your interests, you might undertake original scientific research, create and install an experimental art installation, or embark on a special project that applies your learning and expresses your vision. As you near graduation, you'll showcase your work to your peers and the campus community, honing your critical communication and presentation skills.

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Get Connected for Your Career.

An exciting part of your MPOWER experience will be a personalized, career-focused program to equip you with the skills and tools you need to get ready for your future. Our career services team will identify internships and provide opportunities for career treks to SF Bay Area organizations like Facebook, Pandora, or Google. We'll also connect you with Mills alumnae who will mentor you along the way. You'll be inspired by their journeys as you learn how they were empowered for success at Mills.

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Breaking Barriers to a Top-Ranked Education

Beginning in fall 2018, we're making Mills more accessible and affordable to more students. We're reducing our undergraduate tuition by $16,000 so students of all backgrounds can experience a life-changing education that prepares them to be leaders in their careers and communities.

Learn How You Can Afford Mills


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The immense empowerment I received at Mills will remain with me throughout my career and will inspire me to continue on with my goal of running for public office.

Isabel Cortes '12
Program Associate
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