Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting

Accelerate: Prepare for Fall Recruiting
Friday, September 14th • 10am – 1pm
Lunch Provided

Accelerate is a job search boot camp for seniors and juniors planning on applying for positions via the Gordon Career Center’s Fall On-Campus Recruiting program. It is intended to provide you will real time guidance in order to prepare for interviews and evaluate offers of employment. Lunch will be served and will include Q&A with GCC staff. The workshop will be led by the Director of the Gordon Career Center, Sharon Belden Castonguay.

Register on Handshake: https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/events/186290/share_preview

For more information, please contact

Rachel M. Munafo
Associate Director of PR & Communications
Gordon Career Center • Wesleyan University
860.685.2180 • rmunafo@wesleyan.edu

“Career Decisions” Online Course Free to Wesleyan Students on Coursera

Career Decisions, a new online course on Coursera, aims to help learners understand their motivations, strengths, and goals, and appreciate how personal identity affects career decision making. The course is taught by adult developmental psychologist and career counselor, Sharon Belden Castonguay, Director of the Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University and is offered free of charge to Wesleyan students and alumni. Those who have completed the course speak very highly of the experience and feel that it has been excellent preparation for getting started with the career decision making process.

Craft Your Personal Elevator Pitch

Learn how to craft your personal elevator pitch and answer the dreaded ” tell me about yourself” question. Gordon Career Center staff will teach you strategies to introduce yourself confidentially in interviews or networking situations. Participate in a simple, low-pressure speed networking activity that will give you a chance to practice and get feedback. Also, bring your resume or laptop for resume review questions.

Presented in partnership with the Caribbean Student Association and Carib Week celebration.

Light refreshments served.

Don’t forget to register for this event on Handshake!
https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/events/146972

Interview Anxiety Story Circle

Through the use of storytelling, this interactive workshop will help students develop interview skills and greater self-awareness. Guest storytellers will answer typical behavioral questions (“tell me about a time you…..”, “describe a situation where you”….) and demonstrate the importance of knowing your own story. Reflection, small group discussion and practice in dyads will offer a low-stress opportunity to gain personal presentation skills while reducing interview stress.

Dinner will be provided.

Presented in partnership with the Resource Center, CAPS, Accessibility Services and Gordon Career Center.

Don’t forget to register for this event on Handshake!
https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/events/148953/share_preview

Talk from Capitol Hill: Career Conversation with Anthony Price ‘20

Join us for a virtual career conversation with Anthony Price ’20 who is participating in a five-month internship program with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, DC.. Anthony will talk about his experience working on Capitol Hill and what he has learned about our American legislative process and the work that’s being done day-to-day within the branches of Congress. Anthony is an Allbritton Fellow, a Patricelli Center Fellow and founder of a social enterprise, “Be The Change”, designed to encourage and empower young people to be leaders.

Wednesday, April 11 at 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Gordon Career Center

Lunch provided.

Presented in partnership by Allbritton Center, Jewett Center, Patricelli Center, Resource Center, Ujamaa and the Gordon Career Center.

FaceBook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724419574310838/

Power Body Language for Career Success – 4/2, 8 – 9:30 pm

Are you preparing for a job interview, internship, or seeking to expand your networking capabilities? Strong communication skills are one of the highest predictors of career success, however, we more often think about what to say instead of how we say it.

Nonverbal communication accounts for up to 93% of communication between people, leaving 7% to the words we actually speak. In this workshop, we will explore how harnessing our nonverbal communication will give us a competitive edge in today’s competitive job market. Participants will learn how to leverage their body language to increase their influence, personal power, and ability to connect with people on a subconscious level.

Harnessing our own nonverbal communication is essential in conveying our personal brand, making a remarkable first impression, building relationships, and influencing others.

Nate Taylor ’18 is leading a workshop on body language for career success. Nate grew up in Brooklyn, NY and is a senior psychology major at Wesleyan University. He has been studying nonverbal communication for seven years and coaches business professionals, entrepreneurs, and college students on achieving their goals. Nate is currently becoming a certified body language trainer and is launching a coaching business to help students and professionals to harness the power of nonverbal communication to increase their capacity for success as leaders and change makers. 

Goals

  • Inspire attendees to leverage the power of body language.
  • Use the science of nonverbal communication to give actionable and effective communication strategies.
  • Show how nonverbal communication can increase personal and career success.

Skills Learned

  • How to use nonverbal communication to improve presence.
  • How to nonverbally build relationships.
  • The nonverbal science of connection and engagement.
  • How to connect with professors, students, colleagues, coworkers, and bosses in a new way.

Pre-registration required! Limit to 20 students.

Interested in the Psychology Major?–Careers in Mental Health 2/12

Prof. Chuck Sanislow, will discuss options for careers in mental health-related professions, including how best to apply for clinical psychology and related programs. Guide to Applying to Graduate School. We welcome as our guests Pamela Grande. Sharon Castonguay, Jacob Gonzalez, and Ruthann from the Gordon Career Center.  Pizza will be provided!

Mon., Feb. 12th (Mon.), 12:20 – 1:20 pm, Judd 116

Psychology majors Manual:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_post2019.pdf
Prospective student email after submitting psyc major request:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/declaring_mjr.pdf

  

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.

Foreign Service Careers with Max Krafft ’09, 10/19

Foreign Service Careers with Max Krafft ’09
Thursday, 10/19
12pm • Career Center

Max Krafft ’09 is a diplomat in the Foreign Service of the Department of State. His first assignment was to the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. In November, he heads to Norway to begin his assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo. Max specializes in Public Diplomacy — a combination of public affairs work, planning cultural and educational programs and exchanges, and relationship building — but he also has experience with a broad range of diplomatic activities, including helping American citizens in distress (including those injured or arrested overseas), meeting with foreign government officials, and planning events with visiting American artists and authors. He speaks Spanish and Norwegian, both of which he learned at the Foreign Service Institute, as well as some German and Arabic. His pre-Foreign Service career includes stints as a marketing copywriter, video producer/director, bicycle mechanic, and baker.

Max began at Wesleyan with the Class of 2004, but took a break from his studies a couple years in, during which time he served in the U.S. Army as a bass guitar player in a military band. He returned to finish his degree in English with the Class of 2009, graduating with University Honors. While at Wesleyan, Max was active in the LGBT+ community and the campus music scene, and worked as a Writing Tutor and for the Sound Co-op. He is a member of the Eclectic Society and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Max credits his liberal arts experience at Wesleyan with helping prepare him for diplomatic work, which requires creativity, flexibility, persistence, and the ability to understand and communicate with people from other cultures and backgrounds.

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Preparing for Biomedical Graduate School

Harvard University: “Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate School Preparation and Career Options Advising Session” 

WHEN: Monday, 2 October 2017
WHERE:  Boger Hall, Rm 112
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

PRESENTED BY: David Van Vactor, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Curriculum Fellows Program;  Jason Heustis, PhD, Lecturer, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Graduate Curriculum, Professional Development and Evaluation Specialist

Members of the Harvard Medical School community will be visiting to connect with students interested in discussing graduate school applications, graduate training and professional development, and the expanding range of career options for PhDs.

For decades, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education has followed very traditional models of training and career preparation.  These models are now undergoing change to better prepare graduates for a rapidly evolving career landscape.

Drs. Van Vactor and Heustis will open a dialogue with the audience to explore how students can effectively navigate portfolio development, graduate school applications and training. Please come and join the conversation!

Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Ronald E. McNair Programs
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Math
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion
Co-Sponsored by WesMASS

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health

DATE: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM
LOCATION: USDAN, Rm 108

PRESENTED BY: Andrew Bean, PhD, Associate Dean, Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Pediatrics

“The GSBS has developed a unique curriculum that incorporates the advantages of its association with two medical institutions, which are part of the largest medical center in the world. With 600 labs to choose from, graduate students have significant flexibility in choosing their area of research. Dr. Bean will be speaking about his research in membrane protein trafficking and their graduate programs and the admissions process.” Andrew Bean, PhD

Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Ronald E. McNair Programs
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Math
Co-Sponsored by WesMASS

CLIMB Internship Program

CLIMB-logo (1)The Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University is excited to announce a new partnership with the Denver-based CLIMB Internship Program.

Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) is an intensive paid summer internship program for students from Wesleyan, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Middlebury, Brown, MIT, Denison, and Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering. The 30-40 students learn the business, professional, civic, and social offerings of the Denver area. CLIMB offers students challenging paid jobs, introductions to the community and its leaders, alumni mentorships, interesting events and group housing for the summer.

The CLIMB program consists of four principal compo
nents to educate students and connect them with Denver and Colorado.

Challenging Internships
The cornerstone of the program is to provide high-quality, 7- to 10-week paid summer internships (private, nonprofit, and public). The program offers a wide range of employment opportunities in metro Denver. A few of our past employers include the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pathfinder Systems, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Analysis Group, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Emich Volkswagen, Hosting.com and Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO).

Events
The program sponsors a series of programs and events during the summer to educate students about Denver, and introduce them to Colorado. Events have included discussions with the Mayor, the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Senator Gary Hart, the President and CEO of the Denver Broncos, business leaders, discussions of climate change and water policy, a lecture and Shakespeare play “under the stars,” rafting on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers, picnics and hikes, community service opportunities, and alumni-hosted dinners.

Group Housing
Interns are housed together, at the Program’s expense, at Campus Village at Aurariawww.campusvillagedenver.com. Students share dinners and discussions of work, and build close and lasting friendships, and understandings of their various schools.

Mentors
Students are paired with local mentors to help them learn about Denver, and to connect them to Denver. Mentors are friends and models for the students as they demonstrate the balance of work, family, organizational commitments, and civic leadership. Alumni of participating schools are welcome to apply for mentoring opportunities by contacting climbinternships@gmail.com.

Current Opportunities
Internship opportunities across a variety of fields and industries are posted by the CLIMB Internship Program (rather than by each company) on Handshake. To see newly added opportunities log-in to Handshake, click on “Jobs & Internships,” and search by the keyword “CLIMB.”

Gordon Career Center Open House for the Class of 2020 10/14

The Gordon Career Center (41 Wyllys Avenue) is hosting a special “open-house” event for first-year students on Friday, October 14, at 12:15 pm. Learn about the Center’s resources and services available to you from the start of your first year at Wesleyan. We will provide a brief overview about resume writing, internships, opportunities over winter break,  our career management platform Handshake, and how to get involved on-campus to gain experiences and skills that will help you to land summer internships and jobs.

Meet the staff and the Peer Career Advisors and let us partner with you as you begin to explore your interests and possible career paths. This event is a perfect first step to working with the Gordon Career Center.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel M. Munafo
Assistant Director of PR & Communication
Gordon Career Center
860.685.2180
rmunafo@wesleyan.edu