At the Ilene Beal Scholar Speaker Series at Boston College, we asked guests to brainstorm words they associated with Wily Scholars’ strengths. As they typed into their phones...
How many times have you heard the phrase “your network is your net worth”? The people you know are part of what helps you access opportunity. But we don’t...
Students are heading back to school for the fall semester, and that means we’re returning to a schedule of regular, in-person meetings with every Scholar! We geared up for the new semester with All-Pack Prep Week; a week where staff spent time together for trainings and team-building activities.
Why Wily? That’s the question board chair Katie Bramley asked at the 2022 Annual Meeting. Throughout the evening, we heard a variety of answers to the question. We heard about the sense of community and camaraderie at the first Wily Thanksgiving dinner, the supportive environment that Scholars build with one another, and the close [...]
We started off Spring Community Day with a dare: can you go the whole day without saying one of the banned words? We were all given five clothespins, and told that we could take someone else’s clothespins if we heard them say: Scholar, Judi, Wily, Coach or College. It was a challenge. It’s hard to spend [...]
Leaves of absence are a common choice for college students dealing with physical or mental health challenges; they take a semester off to take care of their health, and ideally return to school ready to learn. But there isn’t much data out there about [...]
The first Wily Network Career Fair was a success! Recruiters from 18 different companies spoke to Scholars about their own career paths and opportunities in their field. We saw lots of resumes and job descriptions changing hands [...]
Would you believe that a month into the school year, there were some Scholars we had only met through the computer screen? Fall Community Day changed all that. The first in-person Community Day we’ve had in two years was a refreshing chance to catch up with old friends and welcome new students into the community. We kicked off the event by [...]
From researching innovative cancer treatments to building public trust in vaccine producers, Wily Scholars have been busy working on complex problems this summer. Asstou, JT and Jessica excelled in their internships at Boston-area biotechnology companies. “It was my [...]
The Pack is back together! From Scholar picnics on Boston Common to our staff’s return to the office, we are so excited to spend time together in person again. In early July, a group of Scholars [...]