Teaching Adaptive Abilities

Seven essential skills for life-long adaptability

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“I have grown so much in my confidence…Even if you don’t see the potential in yourself, others can see it in you at Mitchell.”

Zach Marmo ’17, Environmental Studies

Teams of energetic and creative people—faculty, advisors, learning specialists, coaches, and student mentors—work to help you unleash your academic and leadership potential. Beginning with a First Year Experience designed to bring forward your talents, you learn seven essential abilities. Building transferable skills by actually applying them in class and in real-world professional experiences, you are not only ready for your first job; you are equipped to be promoted.


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Essential Skills for Life

  • Critical & Creative Thinking
  • Communication
  • Diversity and Global Perspectives
  • Information and Communication Technology Literacy (ICT Literacy)
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Values, Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Social Interaction

I tell people who are looking at Mitchell that no matter what your skills or talents, there is a place here for you and you can use those skills and talents to become a better version of yourself and succeed.

Karin Leiper
Class of 2016, Communication




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A few words on fit.


"Fit” is the modern buzzword of the college search process. And frankly, rightly so. As you consider your college experience, we encourage you to look for a place that feels right. It’s also a good idea to make a list of the qualities and characteristics that make a college and you a winning combination.


If you are looking for a college that: 


  • Gets to know and understand each student as a uniquely talented individual

  • Identifies potential and encourages students in very intentional ways

  • Fosters growth in each student, giving them a foundation for life and career success

  • Is small enough to deliver on the promise of a personalized experience

  • Goes beyond “career services” and offers a progressive 4-year career development model, partnering with local businesses and nonprofits for professional experience

  • Promotes an inclusive culture that encourages students to experiment in new clubs and activities

  • Is nationally recognized for its academic support systems, from professional content tutors (not students) to proven comprehensive support for students with learning differences

  • Connects students to service opportunities that impact their world

  • Is in a location that offers access to New England’s natural places and some of America’s greatest cities




…Mitchell College delivers in a powerful way.

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