Apply for Winter Break Job Shadowing Opportunities (Deadline 11/10)

The Gordon Career Center’s WEShadow Externship Program provides students with opportunities to explore various careers by shadowing a Wesleyan alumna/us or parent at their place of work during the first two full-weeks of January. Shadow opportunities range from 1 day to 3 days and may include observing a professional or participating in a specific project within an organization or business.

Externship opportunities are available in a range of fields including stem, education, law, health professions, business, and entertainment and are open to students of all class years.

To see a full listing of WEShadow Externship opportunities, log-in to Handshake, click on “Jobs,” and do a keyword search for “WEShadow.” Use the filters in the column on the left to further narrow the results.

The application deadline for all WEShadow Externships is Friday, November 10th at 11:55pm. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to each individual WEShadow Externship posting you are interested in on Handshake. Your resume must be approved by the Gordon Career Center on Handshake in order to apply. 

  • See the GCC’s resume approval steps & checklist hereand resume writing guide here.
  • See the GCC’s cover letter writing guide here.

Resume & cover letter review drop-in appointments are available Monday – Friday to help you with your applications. Schedule drop-in appointments in advance online on Handshake (click on “Career Center” > “Appointments”) or same-day (first-come, first-served) via phone 860-865-2180 or in-person.

International Education Week

November 13-17 marks this year’s I, an initiative that is cosponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in order to highlight the importance of global learning on our university campuses. 

The Fries Center for Global Studies staff has put together a rich agenda of week-long activities in recognition of this initiative, activities that are intended to be informative, engaging and fun! Check out what’s available by clicking on the image below.  Most importantly, mark your calendars and come celebrate with us in Fisk 201 to meet the Wes in the World Photo Contestants!

Danza Organica: Marsha Parrilla Talk and Participatory Discussion 11/3

DANZA ORGÁNICA: Marsha Parrilla
TALK and PARTICIPATORY DISCUSSION

Friday, November 3, 1:40PM
Schonberg Studio, 247 Pine Street

Puerto Rico was hit by the worst hurricane in over a century. There is currently a humanitarian crisis. Hurricane María left the entire island without electricity, water, and has taken the homes of thousands of Puerto Ricans. The country is completely devastated. The ecological damage is tremendous, and there is a public health crisis.

Currently:

  • there is no electricity or tap water
  • water is contaminated in the entire island (there is a strong need for water filters)
  • there are outbreaks of: leptospirosis, conjunctivitis, and gastrointestinal disorders
  • around 7,000 additional people are living in shelters post Maria

Danza Orgánica (DO), directed by Marsha Parrilla, is a dance theater company that uses movement to generate awareness around social justice concerns. It’s newest work, MELAZA explores de colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States of America. It has also served as a platform to generate awareness around Hurricane Maria, and raise funds towards grassroots organizations.

Psyc Majors Meeting – Study Abroad & Community Service Opportunities 11/6

Monday, November 6
Judd Hall 116
12:20 PM – 1:10 PM

Interested in the Psychology Major?

Representatives from the Study Abroad Office and the Center for Community Partnerships as well as the department chair will be on hand to provide information about opportunities through semester study abroad (transfer credits?) or through participation in the community at home.

Office of Study Abroad – Zehra Abbas, Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Community Partnerships – Diana Martinez, Assistant Director
Psychology Department – Matt Kurtz, Chair (available to sign forms)
Peer Advisor – Julia LeJeune ’18 (drop in hours, Judd 103, Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm).

Psychology Majors Manual – there are specific requirements to get into the major:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Major Declaration Request – Prospective student email received from Registrar’s Office after submitting request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

Pizza will be provided.

SPAN 203: Spanish for Heritage Speaker

Hey! Hablas español hasta que te toca decir una palabra that you don’t know how to say in Spanish?  Do you wonder why some words in Spanish have accents and some don’t?  This is the class for you!

SPAN 203: Spanish for Heritage Speaker
Spring 2018; T-Th 1:30 – 2:45 pm

A course taught at Trinity College and offered to Wesleyan students by telepresence, with plenty of academic and technical support at the home campus, both during and outside of class.

This course is designed for heritage speakers–students who understand and speak Spanish, who grew up in a Spanish-speaking environment, but whose education was primarily in English, in the US. This course, offers many benefits, such as:

  • Study Spanish in an academic setting in the same way that native English-speakers study English
  • Polish both oral and written language skills in Spanish
  • Learn more about your language and your cultural heritage
  • Meet students with similar interests and experiences
  • Gain awareness and understanding of the Hispanic/Latin@ cultures: i.e., identity and communities inside and outside the US, language variation, geography, history, customs and traditions, current events, music, arts and food
  • Prepare for study abroad
  • Increase internship and career opportunities
  • Can count towards the HISP major

Interested? Please contact Profesora Pérez-Gironés: aperezgirone@wesleyan.edu  (127 Downey House; office hours: Monday 1:30-2:30, Wednesday 3-4, and by appointment.)

Sign Up for the Big Roll

Have you ever wanted to break a world record and get into the Guinness book but didn’t want to swallow all those live goldfish or sit in a tree for days?  Here’s your opportunity!!

The Wesleyan Math and Science Scholars program (WesMaSS) plans to break the Guinness world record for the largest number of people rolling down a hill within an hour.  Come join the fun and raise Cardinal spirit by having students, staff and the Middletown community work together to break a world record and get into the Guinness Book! COME for STICKERS, to WIN Cool Raffle Prizes, and a chance to throw your dorm a DESSERT PARTY

All we need is 600 people!  The event will take place this Saturday, November 4th from 10 am – noon on Foss Hill

Anyone can roll, just sign up here.  

Project-based Section of PSYC 105

During spring semester, a small, project-based section of PSYC105 (Foundations of Contemporary Psychology) will be taught. This special section will provide an introduction to the field of psychology though digital projects that will include video production, editing, post-production and graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. Interested students should request section 2.

Thinking about a Major Panel 11/2

Can’t decide on a major?  Perhaps you have too many interests and wish you could declare four majors?  Maybe you’re having second thoughts about pre-med?  Or maybe you’re thinking it doesn’t really matter what you major in.

Then you should come to our panel on “Thinking about a Major” on Thursday, November 2, from 4:30-5:30pm in PAC 001, with Professor Francis Starr (Physics and MB&B), Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak (Classical Studies), and two Peer Advisors for a discussion of the place of your major in the context of Wesleyan’s open curriculum.

Refreshments will be be provided.

Please RSVP through this link.