Our students find countless opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Internships throughout the U.S. and abroad are available in nearly all programs to give students practical work or research experience in their fields.
Students can also work on campus with the Spectator (newspaper), WMUW (radio station), or The Dilettanti (literary magazine). Students participate in the Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, the Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium, and programs of the Center for Women’s Research and Public Policy; MUW is also part of the Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium.
MUW offers study-abroad opportunities through its own programs and through a consortium of universities; popular study-abroad destinations include Great Britain, France, Mexico, Italy, and Japan. The Ina E. Gordy Honors College offers both a four-year curriculum and a residential program that allows students to live and learn together, intensifying faculty-student interaction.
The College faculty and students also offer academic service to high school students through such programs as the Ray Furr Workshop in journalism and the Sonia Kovalevsky Mathematics Day for High School Girls.
The College supports national honor societies for specific academic programs, and the College assists qualified students who want to apply for distinguished graduate scholarships, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rotary Foundation scholarships.