The WIN Experience: Educate, Empower, Inspire
Central to Notre Dame Preparatory School’s mission is academic excellence. Yet not all learning occurs in school. The Women in... or WIN Experience places students in career settings so they may explore interests and apply classroom learning to real work and real-world experiences. Begun in 2006 with a focus on science and medicine, WIN has expanded to include opportunities in business and law. To date, more than 1,000 girls have had a WIN experience, with more expected each year as new career tracks are added.
All Notre Dame Prep Upper Level students, with placement preference to rising seniors, are eligible to participate in WIN. A host of mentors, including NDP parents, alumnae, and friends, sponsor opportunities ranging from half-day to two-week shadow experiences to full-time, unpaid internships. WIN training provides life skills in addition to content enrichment. In advance of their placement, students take a workplace etiquette seminar learning about real-world expectations about proper work attire, conduct, and manners.
"WIN allowed me to apply my knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system and further expand it through the surgeries I saw.”
Nada Jokhadar with Dr. Ursula Adourian,
Cardiac anesthesiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center