NCCWSL Scholarships 2021

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) was held virtually on May 25 and 26, 2021.

Hee Yeon KimI sincerely appreciate UMBrella giving me the opportunity to learn from inspiring women. Despite the difficulties that came with the pandemic, NCCWSL provided priceless resources to me, a dental hygiene student who will be graduating in Spring 2022. My favorite workshops were “BRANDYOU for career excellence” by Chelsea C. Williams, “AAYW start smart: know your value and get paid” by Andrea Martinez and “Careers that do good” by Allison Conyers. Ms. Williams's session helped me define values that I put emphasis on for career building and for my life goals. Ms. Martinez shared lots of practical strategies in salary negotiations and how to effectively tell others the values I bring to a workplace. There were three experts in non-profits and philanthropy in Ms. Allison's session. I recently received an award for my business venture pitch idea and my business idea's core value is corporate social responsibility, so this meeting was very helpful. I would strongly recommend participating in next year's NCCWSL (hopefully in person) to anyone who has the opportunity.

Hee Yeon Kim
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Junior Dental Hygiene Student