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Goodman IMPRESS Program

Pioneering undergraduate programming for the next generation of professionally prepared business leaders.

Most of us would agree there are more factors that determine the success of a four-year college degree than just a strong GPA. In fact, most employers will interview business school students with a threshold GPA of 3.0 or higher—this level encompasses the vast majority of Whitman students. However, employers are really looking for young people who can handle multiple responsibilities and who exhibit self-awareness, confidence, resilience, strong communication and social skills, plus the ability to synthesize classroom content into the broader global context. We believe these characteristics and traits also lead to more universal success in life—beyond the paycheck.

Focusing particularly on “soft skills” and co- and extracurricular experiences, the Goodman IMPRESS program ensures our undergraduates leave Whitman with a sustainable competitive advantage throughout their lives and careers. 

For more information about IMPRESS, contact Lindsay Quilty.


The four symbols of the IMPRESS houses

The four house mentors will work together to create and maintain consistently high standards of student behavior and engagement.