Letter from the President
At the heart of our work as a college lies the belief that we exist not only to speak to the cultural moment but also to prepare students for lives of leadership and service that will affect and change the world in transformative ways that will endure for generations to come. As we prepare for the year that lies ahead, we do so with a view to the wider horizon opening before us while remaining ever mindful of the important work God has called us to do.
COVE Helps Students Launch Their Lives After Westmont
“We start by helping students understand and articulate how they’re wired through various personality assessments that can help them interact better with friends, classmates and coworkers. We help students build a framework for thinking about what’s next and can guide them to evaluate choosing a major, nailing their resume and LinkedIn profile, pursuing two or more internships and landing a meaningful job—or applying to graduate school after college.”
A 50-Year Urban Adventure
The San Francisco Urban Internship Program (now Westmont in San Francisco, WSF) began with a pilot program in spring 1971, and the semester launched officially in fall 1972. "This is education through encounter. It permits the student to become more and more an agent instead of a passive recipient of his education. Such transactions between students and society in the raw become exciting for both student and professor."