Apr 13, 2011 - Claremont, Calif. -
The program provides students with the foundational skills needed for leadership roles in business, finance, government and nonprofit organizations.
The engineering major hopes to work in the sustainability sector, helping companies reduce their costs and their carbon footprint. Last summer she worked with the energy retrofit group Sustainable Claremont as a participant in the Strauss Internships for Social Understanding.
Currently studying abroad in Italy, Bartholomew is learning Italian, studying Italian culture and history, and taking an engineering course—in Italian—at the University of Parma. “I’m also doing a research project with an Italian student, modeling geothermal pumps,” she says. Her Italian experience has also included travel to Florence, Venice and Rome.
Robert Day Scholars participate in a program of co-curricular activities—including internship opportunities, networking trips and workshops—designed to provide a strong ethical foundation and to broaden their skills in areas such as leadership and communications. The undergraduate curriculum includes two semesters of coursework in accounting, financial economics and leadership/organizational behavior.
Undergraduate students at any of the Claremont Colleges, can apply as a junior to become scholars in their senior year. Chosen scholars are students who demonstrate leadership potential, exceptional academic performance, and personal qualities such as independent thinking, analytical skills and strong ethics.
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