The Stonehill Founder’s Day Virtual Run was held on on Sunday, 27th September, where over 400 individuals participated in different categories.
Welcome Stonehill Alumni!
Our shared experiences connect us in a special way. As global citizens, you have reached different corners of the world and we are very proud of your accomplishments and milestones.
Class of 2019
Stonehill was the perfect stepping stone to life at university. It gave me the opportunity to meet some incredible people from all over the world and create unforgettable memories. I felt like I was part of a community and Stonehill will always have a special place in my heart.
I'm currently studying Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. I was a part of the Honours programme in my second year and I met some really interesting people, heard their stories, and worked on real life projects. For example, I created a media campaign for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra using storytelling.
At the end of my second year, I got the opportunity to intern with the account/strategy team at TBWA\NEBOKO, an advertising agency in Amsterdam and at the start of my third year, I attended the University of Leeds in the UK for four months on an exchange programme, which I really enjoyed!
Class of 2020
The IB programme at Stonehill emphasised the importance of truly understanding what you are learning. The programme also taught me to reflect on ideas, systems, processes, and analyse them. Another important skill I learnt was time management, not only for academic success but also for good mental and emotional health. Through all the mistakes and successes, I developed a strong understanding of the importance of having the right attitude towards my work. Stonehill also taught me the value of challenging myself and to question my work, helping me to complete assignments at a higher standard.
Stonehill was a very positive experience for me. I appreciate that teachers were very patient with me and helped me with my transition from my junior to senior year. I have also noticed how the atmosphere at Stonehill is full of positive energy and enthusiasm. Students and teachers are always full of life, purpose, and willingness to succeed, which has helped me become the same.
Class of 2014
I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and Cultures,Italy. I currently work with a multinational company. My real passion is to work in the human rights sector under the interest of food security and food safety.
This dream of mine actually started at Stonehill when I was offered to opportunity to be a delegate at five different Model United Nations as well as two different Flat Classroom Projects. I must say that growing up in India also nourished this vision of mine.
I have two suggestions for IB students. First is to learn how to love to learn. To be passionate about learning is what will make you the person you will be.
My second suggestion is to be the best risk taker you can be. It is so important to stand out from the crowd today and speak about what your heart truly believes in.
Class of 2013
I will be graduating medical school in May and starting a job as a surgeon.
I always knew I wanted to become a doctor because of my experiences growing up overseas.
Living and travelling throughout Asia, I was exposed to a variety of health disparities. Thus, began my interest in medicine.
I aim to combine my passion for human anatomy and surgical pathology with my love of working with my hands. My career dream as a surgeon is to care for underserved populations and incorporate global health work into my practice.
My advice to students is to be persistent, resilient, and never give up. You will be surprised by the things you can achieve by going the extra mile and giving 110%!
Class of 2020
Stonehill prepared me for university with its forward-thinking attitude. I also think attending a new school in a foreign country for the first time prepared me for university. The IB allows students to think critically, ask challenging questions, and develops strong academic and social characteristics, all of which make me a competent university student.
Class of 2016
After completing my undergraduate degree in Finance, I will start an internship at Boston
Consulting Group in Milan. I am also planning to intern with the Embassy Group CSR team at some point in the future. I have many good memories of Stonehill. I have vivid memories of the
supportive and passionate teachers. They valued the cultivation of student-teacher relationships which allowed me to build strong relationships with my university professors. I
hope this carries over with my colleagues and bosses at work. Another beautiful memory is related to the
extensive sports programme at Stonehill. It brought students from different year groups and schools together. It was always an exciting experience due to the team spirit that surrounded it.
Stonehill has passed on the importance of sports and sportsmanship as both an act of self-care and team building. Last but not the least, Stonehill encouraged us to engage in meaningful community service at the Stonehill Government School, after school hours. This is another value that I have held close to my heart. It is because of this that I am now a volunteer at the Italian Red Cross. I thank Stonehill for the important role it has played in my development.
Class of 2015
I graduated from St.Ambrose University, a small catholic college in Davenport, Iowa, in May. I studied multimedia journalism. I've been a newsroom intern for a local news station close to my college and it's been a great experience! I write web stories and I'm also learning news production. I hope to be either in news production or a digital writer. I miss India and Stonehill so much! Stonehill helped me and that’s the reason why I'm doing so well today!
Class of 2020
I believe the IB programme at Stonehill was an excellent preparation for university. The Diploma Programme was rigorous and gave me the opportunity to delve deep into the subjects of my interest. I learnt to manage my time effectively, to conduct research, and approach complex problems in a creative manner. I also learnt to write research papers, conduct lab investigations, give presentations, and several other very useful skills that are usually taught in university or beyond.
Class of 2017
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations
My journey with Psychology began at Stonehill in D1.The IB requirements of research and application based study at Stonehill immensely helped me through my university at CMR and a Masters Programme in Clinical Psychology at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.
My interaction with the international fraternity helped me develop a global perspective and a
sense of international mindedness. Some of the most memorable events for me at Stonehill were
the Diwali Mela, the International Food Fair, the Back- to- School Barbeque, CAS service
projects, class trips to Munnar and Germany and the graduation ceremony to name a few.
I am currently working as a resident psychologist and counsellor at Good Shepherd International School (residential), Ooty. It was a pleasure for me to be on the other side of IB
and complete my first IB teacher workshop two months ago. It was a complete circle for me- an
IB student to an IB teacher. Stonehill will always have a special place in my heart.
Class of 2020
My two years at Stonehill were some of the best years of my life. I miss being in the art room with my friends, and being able to sing in the choir. I was also in the boarding which I really loved as it gave me a chance to make some memories that I will always hold close to my heart.
I took a gap year, and I worked as an intern for 6 months and then had a full time job at the same company as a Program Coordinator. I am now at Wheaton College, Massachusetts for my bachelor's degree.
Class of 2022
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Business at Les Roches Marbella, Spain.
I plan to continue at this university to obtain a Master's degree in Marketing. After Stonehill, my journey led me to one of the best hospitality universities in the world where I’m challenged to get better at everything I do.
I am grateful for the important things I learnt at Stonehill like managing my time with assignments. My
teachers, especially Ms.Manpreet, supported me throughout my learning and this has made me a
better student at university. Ms.Praseeja helped me with my resume and encouraged me throughout
my application process.
My boarding experience at Stonehill taught me to be independent and this has benefitted my day-to-
day life as a student, living far away from home. I am thankful to my House Parents for creating a
loving and caring environment which has helped me adjust to different people from all over the world.
Volunteer to be a mentor to some of our Grade 12 students, and advise them on college, and life beyond Stonehill
Volunteer to speak to our students at Stonehill, as industry experts, or on topics that you feel are relevant
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There are three Stonehill supported charities:
Stonehill Government School, Morning Star Ashram, and Iksha Foundation
The “Talk College with Alumni” is a monthly zoom series that aims to bring Stonehill graduates back to School to guide high school students with their application process.
For the inaugural episode, Jayati Gupta and Bhavya Vyas, Class of 2020, met with the secondary students. The session focused on tips to earn scholarships in the top tier universities abroad.
Bhavya Vyas, currently studying Law at King's College London spoke about choosing the right fit college. She shared her journey of applying to Oxbridge, UK and talked about ways to work on profile presentation.
Jayati Gupta, currently at The University of British Columbia, Canada, is studying Computer Science. She shared her story of getting admission into the top 20 universities in the world and also gave our students some important tips and resources on scholarships.
This session has given Stonehill the impetus to invite other alumni to help current students get prepared for college early on. Please write to us @firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to participate.
We would love to hear how life is treating you beyond Stonehill and would love to celebrate your journey and successes. Do share with us your stories, achievements, articles or blogs, Write to us at email@example.com and tell us how Stonehill encouraged you or gave you the groundwork for success along your journey. This will go a long way in ensuring constant improvements to your Alma Mater in our pursuit of excellence.
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